- TripBuzz found 110 things to do indoors in the Santa Cruz area. From Seymour Marine Discovery Center to Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz offers a variety of rainy day activities and other fun things to do indoors — including 123 indoor attractions with ratings over 90%.
- There are 53 different types of things to do inside in or near Santa Cruz, California. Some of the most popular types of these activities include: Movie Theaters, Winery/Vineyard, Aquariums and Bowling.
- There are 15 indoor activities in Santa Cruz, and 95 indoor attractions in nearby cities within 25 miles, including: Saratoga, Los Gatos, Cupertino and Capitola.
Oenophiles must not miss a chance to visit Chateau Julien, a large winery in Carmel, California. Tourists enjoy tastings featuring all wines currently available for purchase. The stunning grounds and majestic main building are also available for social event rentals.
The Junior Museum & Zoo is an educational and adventurous place for children to unleash their curiosity of science and nature. The museum and zoo are home to over fifty species of animals, including jungle bats, hedgehogs, bobcats and more.
Sitting on Addison Avenue in Palo Alto, California, the Hewlett Packard Garage is the birthplace of the international technology company. The unimposing garage remains just as it was in 1939, the year Hewlett Packard was founded.
Highlighting inventions and technological advancements, The Museum of American Heritage features many interesting exhibits. A diverse collection, displays include artifacts such as typewriters and phonographs, as well as appliances like vacuums, stoves and refrigerators.
Situated inside the Stanford campus, Cantor Arts Center houses a variety of artworks from all over the world spanning the time period of many centuries. The temporary galleries showcase more contemporary work. The adjoining Rodin Sculpture Garden is also beautiful. Admission is free.
Located on University Avenue, Da Hookah Spot offers a relaxed atmosphere for you to enjoy herbal shisha via the use of an oriental smoking pipe, whilst chatting to friends, drinking smoothies and listening to music.
Palo Alto's The Stanford Theatre is dedicated to the art of cinema and its role in American culture. The theater has a Wurlitzer organ for silent film screenings, and frequently hosts independent festivals.
Palo Alto's The Wine Room is essentially a neighborhood lounge that serves exclusively wine as far as beverages go. The lounge offers two distinctive rooms and environments - one with televisions and a more active feel, the other more intimate.
The Aquarius Theatre is a retro styled movie theater that offers a vintage theater experience. One of a few small theaters showing limited release, independent, and foreign films, this double theater features a concession stand and an old-fashioned atmosphere.