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Discover the best sights and activities close to OCEAN LODGE with this top attractions list!

San Lorenzo Park

0.44 miles away

The San Lorenzo Park Santa Cruz is a beautiful, well-manicured park located in the heart of Santa Cruz. The park features a variety of activities for all ages and is great for a picnic or just taking a walk. There are also several ponds and fountains that offer cool refreshment on hot days. The park is well-lit at night and makes for a great place to visit with family or friends.

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

0.50 miles away

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History offers a wide variety of exhibits and activities for visitors to enjoy. Highlights of the museum's permanent collection include American art from the 18th to 20th centuries, as well as pieces by international artists. Temporary exhibitions are often focused on specific themes or periods, and there is always something new to see. In addition to its regular exhibits, the museum also houses a rich archive of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and other artifacts. Special events throughout the year include summer block parties and holiday exhibitions. Admission is free for all visitors; special exhibits and events may require additional fees.

Ocean View Park

0.96 miles away

Ocean View Park provides an expansive view of the Pacific Ocean from atop its observation tower. The park also features a playground, a basketball court, and picnic areas.

The park is located in Santa Cruz, California and is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Holiday lights train Santa Cruz

1.21 miles away

Santa Cruz is known for its beautiful coastal views and lush green forests, but during the holiday season, the city transforms into a dazzling wonderland of holiday lights. The train ride through Santa Cruz's stunning neighborhoods is a must-see attraction during the holiday season.

The train takes visitors on a journey through Santa Cruz's iconic neighborhoods, including the Boardwalk, Downtown, and Soquel. The train features more than 2 million lights and 11 miles of track, making it one of the largest displays of holiday lights in the country.

The train makes several stops throughout Santa Cruz, so visitors can get off to explore different parts of the city. There are also several special events scheduled for the train around the holidays, including a "Festival of Lights" event in November and a "Christmas Caroling Train" event in December.

Giant Dipper

1.23 miles away

Since 1924, the Giant Dipper has been a staple of Santa Cruz County. The Giant Dipper is a wooden roller coaster located on Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The ride is known for its steep hills and tight curves.

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center

1.26 miles away

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center Natural history museum in Santa Cruz, California is a must-see destination for anyone visiting the area. The museum features exhibits on marine life, ecology, and history of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. There is also a theater that shows movies about the sanctuary's environment. The museum is open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday, and from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free for all visitors.


1.53 miles away

Pogonip Park is a 640-acre park located in the Sonoma County wine country of California. The park is known for its impressive redwood and Douglas fir trees, as well as its plentiful wildlife, which includes deer, bears, elk, cougars, and black bears. The park also features a wide variety of recreational activities, including hiking, biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing.

DeLaveaga Park

1.56 miles away

DeLaveaga Park is a small public park located in Santa Cruz, California. The park contains a playground, a pond, and several gardens. The gardens contain a variety of plants and trees, as well as a Japanese garden. The pond contains several varieties of fish, as well as a fountain.

Santa Cruz Wharf

1.70 miles away

Santa Cruz Wharf is a popular tourist destination in Santa Cruz, California. It is the largest wharf on the west coast of the United States. The wharf has two sections, the West Pier and the East Pier. The West Pier is located closer to the city center and has restaurants and shops. The East Pier is located further out and has more open space. The wharf was built in 1914 and was originally used as a docking area for ships. Today, it is a popular tourist destination with restaurants, shops, and museums.

Wilder Ranch State Park

3.64 miles away

Located in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Wilder Ranch State Park is a beautiful and serene place to enjoy nature. The park offers a wide variety of activities, including hiking, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, and cross country skiing. The ranch is also home to a herd of fallow deer and a population of Java sparrows.

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