- The list below includes 175 free or cheap things to do in or near Santa Cruz, California, including 101 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Movie Theaters, Fishing and Walking Trails.
- From West Cliff Drive to Wilder Ranch State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Santa Cruz and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Cupertino, Capitola, Aptos and Saratoga.
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1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 MoreLess Info
The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History claims its origins began as far back as the late 1800's with a collection of fossils and Indian artifacts. Today, the museum highlights the wildlife, native peoples, geology, and marine life of the Monterey Bay region.
A nine-screen movie theater, Regal Santa Cruz 9 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers reclining chairs, reserved seating, mobile ticketing and a snack bar with food and drinks.
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King's Plz Shopping Ctr, 1475 41st Avenue, Capitola, CA 95010 MoreLess Info
Cinelux Theatre offers moviegoers three screens to watch first-run films at matinee or evening showtimes. Films are screened using the latest digital and sound technology and the facilities can be rented out for private showings.