Surf City, here we come! There is an area of California at the northern end of Monterrey Bay that has well earned the nickname "Surf City." That is the town of Santa Cruz. Start planning your next action-packed adventure vacation here by perusing Rentalo's Santa Cruz vacation rentals. Here you will find Santa Cruz hotels, Santa Cruz motels, and Santa Cruz homes to utilize as your base for a fun-filled trip.
There is so much to see and do here that you may not know where to begin. We suggest you begin on the water. The Pacific waves pound into the shore here, attracting surf enthusiasts from all over. Over the years, those waves have pounded through rocky outcroppings, forming a number of natural rock bridges. These can be enjoyed with a visit to the Natural Bridge State Beach. A drive there will afford you a breathtaking view of the rocky shoreline that precedes the beach in this area and bring you past the lighthouse containing the surfers' museum. Rentalo's Santa Cruz vacation rentals on the west side of the city will be closest to this location. Even if you're not adventurous enough to attempt the surfing, you can still check out a multitude of other water activities. Kiteboarding and windsurfing are popular, as are sailing, kayaking and fishing. With many different area beaches to choose from, you can visit the one that lends itself to the activity you most enjoy. And many of our Santa Cruz vacation rentals are within easy walking distance to the shore, if not on the beach itself. Another attraction of this area is the range of marine mammal life to be found here. Sea lions and humpback whales can be viewed from the Santa Cruz wharf or many of the beaches. Children enjoy jumping in the waves, building castles in the sand, or finding sea stars and colorful seashells along the shore. They will also beg to walk up to the Boardwalk for its carnival rides and arcade. Many of the Santa Cruz vacation hotels and Santa Cruz motels are situated quite near the wharf and other attractions. Further inland, you will still find much to keep you busy. This area of California is known for its towering redwood forests, and you can hike through them, drive through them, or even take a steam train ride through the redwood forest indigenous to this area. The majesty of these huge old trees can be enjoyed and appreciated from any angle. Many outdoorsmen also enjoy mountain biking, horseback riding and golf. There is truly something for everyone here along the Monterrey Bay.
Staying in one of our Santa Cruz hotels or Santa Cruz motels right in town will provide hours of nearby enjoyment. You can stroll along for unique shopping experiences at a variety of specialty gift shops and retail galleries. You will have a hard time choosing where to eat, as the many local restaurants run the gamut of food choices. Most of them feature fresh local food, including, of course, fresh seafood and fine California wines.
So begin planning your trip to Surf City right now. Our easily navigable website lets you arrange by price or location or lodging type. You can choose from inexpensive Santa Cruz motels to more luxurious Santa Cruz hotels. Many visitors prefer the privacy and convenience of a condo or home, and those Santa Cruz vacation rentals can be found here, too. Start planning today