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Cambria to Santa Cruz via Carmel By the Sea

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RV campgrounds from Cambria to Santa Cruz

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Cambria to Santa Cruz in your RV. 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. Find the best RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds along the way.

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11:00 am  start in Cambria
drive for about 2.5 hours

1:29 pm  Carmel By the Sea
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 2:59 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

3:53 pm  arrive in Santa Cruz
stay at Quail Lodge Carmel Valley

driving ≈ 3.5 hours

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What are RV campgrounds along the way?

Carmel By the Sea  (69 answers)
    Saddle Mountain Recreation Park  (1 mention)
    Carmel By The River RV Park  (1 mention)
    Monterey Pines RV Park - Military  (1 mention)
    Monterey County Fairgrounds  (1 mention)
    Veterans Memorial Park  (1 mention)
    Laguna Seca Recreation Area  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Carmel By the Sea:
        Grasing's Coastal Cuisine
        Edgar's Restaurant at Quail Ridge
        Cafe Stravaganza
        Rio Grill
        Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria
    hotels around Carmel By the Sea:
        Quail Lodge Carmel Valley
        Carmel By The River RV Park
        Saddle Mountain Recreation Park
    questions about Carmel By the Sea:
        Romantic restaurant and hotel in Carmel
        Things to do that'll interest 17-year-old brother

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

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Santa Cruz.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Quail Lodge Carmel Valley.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

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

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

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Grasing's Coastal Cuisine.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Cafe Stravaganza  (1 mention)
Rio Grill  (1 mention)

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 AllStays:

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 Cambria drive in an RV, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Cambria to Santa Cruz. Or get a full Cambria 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 Cambria well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Cambria!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 192 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 21 minutes
57 Cambria travel answers
69 Carmel By the Sea travel answers
85 Santa Cruz travel answers


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