What to Pack for Santa Cruz, California

Travel Light: Pack a carry-on for 10 Days in Santa Cruz, California1. Felt Fedora / 2. Leather Weekend Bag / 3. Tie-Dyed Swimsuit / 4. Silk Camisole / 5. Gray Sweatshirt / 6. Navy Button Down / 7. Heathered Tee / 8. Plain White Tee / 9. Olive Tunic / 10. Thick Open Sweater / 11. Black Silk Maxi / 12. Striped Jersey Dress / 13. Silk Dyed Dress / 14. Leather Leggings / 15. Olive Skinny Denim / 16. Gladiator Heels / 17. Open Loafers / 18. Thin Scarf / 19. Junon Dior Polish / 20. Round Sunglasses

It’s a little cooler in Santa Cruz this time of year, especially in the evening. I’m sharing what to pack for Santa Cruz, California in the fall. You’ll want to dress in layers or prepare to return to your hotel to change for dinner. The occasional warm day can show it’s wonderful face though, so you really should be ready for anything. We just got done with a visit to Santa Cruz, so some of this is similar to what I packed.

Day 1 Arrive
Day 2 Walk along West Cliff Drive
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Day 3 Shop Downtown
Day 4 Explore the Wharf
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Day 5 Rent a Beach Cruiser
Day 6 Wine Tasting
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Day 7 Lunch with friends, romantic dinner out.
Day 8 Go to the Beach Boardwalk
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Day 9 Spa Day + Hot Tub
Day 10 Depart
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Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf

Have you been to Santa Cruz before? What would you pack for a 10 day fall beach getaway?

9 thoughts on “What to Pack for Santa Cruz, California

  1. I have never been but I am super jealous of your vacation. This is such a busy time of year in our house that I am jealous of anyone who gets to relax!

  2. Hi Jessica! I would love to see a Travel Light post on Las Vegas, Nevada. I will be going there in the winter and can’t decide what to take. When people think of Vegas they think of the desert and heat, but I heard the winter can be a little chilly.
    Thanks! Love your posts.

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