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Avila Beach to Santa Cruz drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Avila Beach to Santa Cruz road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Avila Beach to Santa Cruz. If you're planning a road trip to Santa Cruz, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Avila Beach
drive for about 42 minutes

10:42 am  Paso Robles
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:42 am
drive for about 50 minutes

12:33 pm  King City (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:33 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

2:23 pm  Salinas
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:23 pm
drive for about 43 minutes

4:05 pm  Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:05 pm
drive for about 5 minutes

5:10 pm  arrive in Santa Cruz
eat at Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

driving ≈ 3 hours


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Where should I stop along the way?

Paso Robles  (49 answers)
    Firestone Walker Brewing Company  (6 mentions)
    Villicana Winery  (5 mentions)
    Terry Hoage Vineyards  (3 mentions)
    Summerwood Winery & Inn  (3 mentions)
    DAOU Vineyards & Winery  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Paso Robles:
        Niner Wine Estates
        Ecluse Wines
        Pier 46 Seafood Market
        Brecon Estate
        ONX
    hotels around Paso Robles:
        Summerwood Winery and Inn
    questions about Paso Robles:
        Good wineries in Paso Robles
        Where should I eat in Paso Robles?
        Casual eats near Paso Robles?
        Favorite Wineries Near Paso Robles

King City (California)  (2 answers)

Salinas  (4 answers)

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk  (19 mentions)


Where's the best place to eat in Santa Cruz?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Want to research more popular restaurants in Santa Cruz? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Santa Cruz?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

The Mystery Spot  (4 mentions)
Santa Cruz Beach  (4 mentions)
Seabright State Beach  (3 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Santa Cruz. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Drew from Angelika Film Center & Cafe asked:
Activities during reunion in santa cruz  (4 answers)

profile  Allysia from Boston asked:
What are some must places to go to in Santa Cruz, CA  (2 answers)

profile  Paul from Redmond (Washington) asked:
Are there any good restaurants in Santa Cruz?  (2 answers)

profile  Lily from asked:
Names of beaches that aren't so crowded  (1 answer)

profile  Eddie from Bronx asked:
Best Things To Do In Santa Cruz?  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Santa Cruz.




Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Santa Cruz to Avila Beach drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Avila Beach? Try searching for places within 3 hours of Avila Beach.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Avila Beach to Santa Cruz. Or get a full Avila Beach to Santa Cruz flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Avila Beach well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Avila Beach!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 175 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 57 minutes
23 Avila Beach travel answers
49 Paso Robles travel answers
2 King City (California) travel answers
4 Salinas travel answers
85 Santa Cruz travel answers





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