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Santa Cruz County is full of many beautiful places to explore and fun things to do. With over 14 state parks, wineries, museums, farmer’s markets, surfing, shopping, there are plenty of things to do. Visit the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Roaring Camp Railroads, the Santa Cruz Wharf, the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, and other attractions that are quintessentially Santa Cruz County. Check out all the things to do in Santa Cruz County!

Hop in the car-several major highways run to Santa Cruz. Or, come by plane—The San Francisco and San Jose international airports, as well as Monterey Regional Airport, are all nearby. Once you arrive on campus, be sure to park in the designated areas on Friday and grab a complimentary parking pass for Saturday. 

Ensuring a seamless arrival for our valued alumni is our top priority. For those traveling from out of town, getting to UC Santa Cruz is a straightforward trip from several major areas. Get directions to campus from Northern California, Southern and Central California, and more.

Santa Cruz sits at the northern tip of Monterey Bay on the Central California coast, just about 75 miles south of San Francisco. Accessing the UCSC campus is a breeze with several major highways leading to Santa Cruz, and with the convenience of nearby international airports in San Francisco, San Jose, and Monterey.

This is a one-day event on Saturday, April 13, 2024, hosted by Undergraduate Admissions. Campus will be buzzing with admitted students and their families. A student resource fair will take place at Athletics and Recreation  including student performances.

Last modified: Feb 28, 2024