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America’s hippest surf town

Little kids (and big kids) who like ‘coasters will love Santa Cruz, a vibrant hippy town that’s home to the classic 1924 Giant Dipper and one of the USA’s most historic amusement parks. Enjoy rugged State Park trails, top-notch surf and a glorious stretch of sand. 

Essential information for Santa Cruz

Local time

Language

USA flag
American English

Currency

US Dollars $
Official currency of the United States

Flight information

11h
San Francisco (SFO)
Direct flight

Flight schedule

  • Virgin Atlantic fly direct to San Francisco from Heathrow
are our partner airline

Do I need a visa?

To travel to the USA, you will need an ESTA visa. Please make sure that you have this approved at least 3 days before you head off on holiday.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Getting there

Santa Cruz is approximately 60 miles from San Francisco International Airport. The best way to get around and see the sights is by hire car.