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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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