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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.

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    Wonderful! 4.8/5
    (19 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 8
    Condo #389532vb
    19
    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (45 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 10
      House #486658vb
      45
      Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (46 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 8
        House #511719vb
        46
        Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (31 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 10
          House #515859vb
          31
          Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (20 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 8
            House #604781vb
            20
            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (18 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 7
              House #745295vb
              18
              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 8
                House #854997vb
                4
                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cottage #4260788
                  3
                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (29 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    House #276082
                    29
                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                      (30 reviews)
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                      • 9 BR
                      • 4 BA
                      • Sleeps 22
                      House #204971
                      30
                      Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                        (23 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 6
                        House #664700vb
                        23
                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                          (31 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          House #7078975
                          31
                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (42 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 10
                            House #613459vb
                            42
                            Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (61 reviews)
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                              • 6 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • Sleeps 18
                              House #253771vb
                              61
                              Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                (38 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 8
                                House #684254vb
                                38
                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (18 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  House #300004vb
                                  18
                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (32 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    House #732891vb
                                    32
                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #4282165
                                      1 Review
                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        House #819287vb
                                        2 Reviews
                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          House #3516806
                                          1 Review
                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                            (29 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            House #55697vb
                                            29
                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (75 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 10
                                              House #256765vb
                                              75
                                              Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (43 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                Condo #270006vb
                                                43
                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Bungalow #905112
                                                  4
                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (38 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    House #904813
                                                    38
                                                    Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                      (47 reviews)
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                      House #3001113
                                                      47
                                                      Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • Studio
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Cottage #470859vb
                                                        25
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (29 reviews)
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          House #572079vb
                                                          29
                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Townhome #3776854
                                                            2 Reviews
                                                            Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                              (30 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              House #689849vb
                                                              30
                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (45 reviews)
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                House #692242vb
                                                                45
                                                                Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (36 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  House #710813vb
                                                                  36
                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                    (50 reviews)
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    House #719686vb
                                                                    50
                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      House #729790vb
                                                                      14
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (14 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Townhome #731021vb
                                                                        14
                                                                        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (13 reviews)
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                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 13
                                                                          House #838245vb
                                                                          13
                                                                          Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Studio #899492vb
                                                                            2 Reviews
                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 12
                                                                              House #905626vb
                                                                              6
                                                                              Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                Townhome #916205vb
                                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 6 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 16
                                                                                  House #939370vb
                                                                                  2 Reviews
                                                                                  Viewed 98 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Condo #4328261
                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (40 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      House #40390vb
                                                                                      40
                                                                                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                                        House #90119vb
                                                                                        8
                                                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (18 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          House #188377vb
                                                                                          18
                                                                                          Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                            (24 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            House #190701vb
                                                                                            24
                                                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (63 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                                              House #438706vb
                                                                                              63
                                                                                              Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                House #468234vb
                                                                                                12
                                                                                                  Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                                                                  (30 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                  House #470595vb
                                                                                                  30
                                                                                                  Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Condo #470627vb
                                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Condo #477525vb
                                                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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