When you think about Santa Cruz, the thing that probably comes to your mind is a remarkable beach. This is definitely one of the best attractions this lovely RV rental city offers, but Santa Cruz has many other outdoor activities that you should try, such as hiking, surfing, mountain biking, paddleboarding, canopy tours and much more. It is the perfect beach town to visit if you enjoy outdoors, as there is always something to do. Santa Cruz is a lovely city surrounded by forests and agricultural sights that RV renters must see. This makes renting an RV in Santa Cruz, California the perfect way to start your vacation. About 78 miles from San Francisco and 35 miles from San Jose, you’ll be in a great spot to visit other California cities.
The Great Outdoors
The best thing about renting an RV in Santa Cruz is that many fun things to do are completely free of charge. One of the many things you can visit is the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. At this wonderful place, you will be sure to enjoy the free movies and summer concerts on the beach. It is also the perfect place to learn about the incredible history of Neptune's Kingdom. This is simply the place where the past meets the future. There are a lot of activities you can enjoy and there is no fee to visit.
Be sure to visit the longest timber pile pier on the United States coast, Santa Cruz Wharf, and enjoy many different activities such as strolling, shopping, fishing, kayaking, eating, wine-tasting, enjoying the scenic view and wildlife - you can see sea lions, pelicans, whales, dolphins, seagulls, and sea otters. The wharf has parking so it is easily accessible but there is parking nearby as well if you would like to take a longer scenic walk.
There are a number of walking tours in the area that offer you the opportunity to see incredible outdoor arts and architecture of Santa Cruz, the history of Capitola, and a number of historic buildings and Victorian Homes in Watsonville. In Watsonville, you can also enjoy the Agricultural History Project which explores the magnificent history of Santa Cruz County. If you enjoy creativity and would like to find something unique to take home with you, be sure to visit Annieglass factory. While in Watsonville don't miss the Nature Center, with extraordinary wildlife, museums and sightseeing opportunities.
Nearby Aptos has the best Farmers Market, which offers organic produce and specialty foods, along with many special events and sights to see. For history lovers, Aptos History Museum is a must-see place as it has information about the rich and remarkable history of Aptos. In addition, if you would like to find the perfect place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, even business deals, make sure to visit the Aptos Village Park. Don’t expect the entrance to be visible but expect to be wowed once you find your way in. Other places in Aptos you shouldn’t miss seeing if you are into the arts are Cabrillo College's Visual, Applied, and Performing Arts Complex and Art Gallery.
In the heart of Santa Cruz, just a few minutes away from shopping areas and delicious restaurants you can find the Santa Vida RV Park. Although it is in the downtown area, this RV park has the most interesting hiking trails and it is a dog-friendly park with picnic tables on each site. If you would like to enjoy the amazing view of the harbor and have easy access to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and a number of restaurants and beaches, then your number one choice would probably be the Santa Cruz Harbor RV Park. Castle Rock State Park, located in the San Lorenzo Valley is the best if you enjoy wilderness, waterfalls and spectacular views.
You can also take your RV rental in Santa Cruz to Sunset or Manresa State Beach Campgrounds or Santa Cruz Monterey Bay KOA, where you can enjoy numerous activities such as biking, golfing, and swimming, that you shouldn’t miss out on. The New Brighton State Beach Campground in Capitola and Seacliff State Beach in Aptos are also perfect for your Santa Cruz camper rental and offer many interesting activities.
Exploring the City
There are more than a hundred free events organized in Santa Cruz per year so when you book an RV in Santa Cruz you’ll be sure to find something to enjoy. There are also many museums you can discover to learn about the history, arts and surfing legends of the area. Check out Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Seymour Marine Discovery Center, and Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.
You can enjoy scenic biking along East Cliff or West Cliff Drive and take in spectacular ocean views, watch surfers, and admire wildlife. You can find amazing hiking parks as well such as DeLaveaga Park.
When it comes to the beaches, the choice is endless. You can actually choose the beach based on the activities you would like to do. There are family beaches such as Main Beach. Capitola Beach will be your number one choice for kayaking. Cowell Beach is where to go if you would like to learn to surf. West Cliff Drive is a number one choice for romantic sunsets and scenic drives. For a dog-friendly beach where you can enjoy a campfire, head to Twin Lakes Beach. For swimming, try Rio Del Mar Beach and Seabright Beach.
The best thing about having an RV rental in Santa Cruz is that wherever you go you will find whatever you need. You will enjoy your activities and admire natural brilliance at the same time.
Santa Cruz, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
There are many popular rentals in Santa Cruz. Outdoorsy's Santa Cruz RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.