Where to stay around Santa Cruz County?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 741 holiday lettings near Santa Cruz County. From 441 houses to 125 condos, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Santa Cruz County is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Santa Cruz County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Santa Cruz County. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Santa Cruz: 639 holiday homes
  • Capitola: 603 holiday homes
  • Davenport: 194 holiday homes
  • Aptos: 707 holiday homes
  • Watsonville: 720 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Santa Cruz County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Santa Cruz County?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Santa Cruz County with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Santa Cruz: 639 holiday lettings
  • Capitola: 603 holiday lettings
  • Davenport: 194 holiday lettings
  • Aptos: 707 holiday lettings
  • Watsonville: 720 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Santa Cruz County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Santa Cruz County are:

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal): 783 self catering accommodations
  • Mineta San José International Airport (SJC): 717 self catering accommodations
  • Marina Municipal Airport (OAR): 870 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Santa Cruz County?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Santa Cruz County. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Villa del Monte Winery: 1,058 holiday rentals
  • Pleasure Point Beach: 787 holiday rentals
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center: 782 holiday rentals
  • Capitola Beach: 800 holiday rentals
  • Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse: 780 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Cruz County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

A holiday rental home in Santa Cruz County will put you close to all of the action.

There is much to do whilst on holiday to Santa Cruz County. The main attraction for many is the gorgeous beaches. There is always plenty to do and those who love an active lifestyle will not be disappointed by the offerings in Santa Cruz County. A holiday rental home in Santa Cruz County will provide you with all of the comforts of home and put you close to great beaches and popular attractions.

Things to do on holiday to Santa Cruz County

Many of the most popular activities in this West Coast region not surprisingly revolve around the beach. Santa Cruz County has some of the most beautiful beaches in California, and when it comes to water sports, there is no better place.

Surfers come from all over the world to try the waves in Santa Cruz County. Lighthouse Park State Beach is considered by many to be one of the best surfing spots in the world. Less adventurous beach goers can enjoy the long spans of sandy shore, swimming and kayaking. If you would like to give surfing a try, there are lessons available for every skill level from beginners to the more experienced. Hiking, cycling and visiting nearby vineyards are other options. Another feature of Santa Cruz County that draws visitors from near and far is the bird watching. There is a wide variety of species that live in the area or that pass through. Depending on the time of year, you might see snowy plover, killdeer, lesser yellowlegs and other rare birds.

Places to visit on holiday to Santa Cruz County

Whilst the most popular attractions for visitors to Santa Cruz County involve being out of doors, there are a number of museums. The Museum of Art and History is quite popular and features interesting and diverse exhibits.

A visit to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a must. This is home to the oldest amusement park in the entire state of California and is a great place to grab a snack, people watch and enjoy the beautiful Santa Cruz weather.

Weather in Santa Cruz County

The weather in Santa Cruz County is quite mild as compared to some other parts of the United States. The summer is typically warm with highs of about 24 degrees. The spring high average temperatures are only slightly cooler at 21 to 22 degrees. Whilst it is warm, there is almost no humidity which the makes the heat more bearable. In the winter, the high average temperature is about 16 degrees, but some days do get a bit cooler.

Travel to Santa Cruz County

There are several well-serviced airports within a reasonable driving distance of Santa Cruz County. San Jose International (SJC) is the closest. Other options include San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) and Oakland International. If you are looking for a low fare, you should check the cost to fly into each as all are serviced by carriers that offer discounted fares. It is recommended that you rent a car for use whilst in the area.