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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?

Yes. You'll need to obtain approval no less than 72 hours prior to travel to the US via the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) scheme.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Getting there

Santa Cruz is approximately 60 miles from San Francisco International Airport.