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Laguna Beach to Santa Cruz via Venice Beach

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Laguna Beach to Santa Cruz road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Laguna 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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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Laguna Beach
drive for about 1 hour

11:11 am  Venice Beach
eat at Gjelina
stay for about 3 hours
and leave at 2:11 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:08 pm  Bakersfield
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:08 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

5:57 pm  Lost Hills
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Lost Hills
drive for about 1 hour

11:02 am  Paso Robles
eat at Niner Wine Estates
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:02 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

12:52 pm  King City (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:52 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:05 pm  Monterey
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 7:05 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

7:54 pm  arrive in Santa Cruz
eat at Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Venice Beach  (128 answers)
    Santa Monica Pier  (70 mentions)
    Venice Beach Boardwalk  (62 mentions)
    Abbot Kinney  (56 mentions)
    Third Street Promenade  (55 mentions)
    LACMA  (50 mentions)
    restaurants around Venice Beach:
        Gjelina
        MB Post
        Simmzy's
        Fishing with Dynamite
        North End Caffe
    questions about Venice Beach:
        Free things to do in Venice
        Best restaurants in Venice Beach?

Bakersfield  (19 answers)
    questions about Bakersfield:
        Best free things to do in Bakersfield?

Lost Hills

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
    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)

Monterey  (167 answers)
    Monterey Bay Aquarium  (41 mentions)
    Pebble Beach  (21 mentions)
    Point Lobos  (9 mentions)
    Point Lobos State Reserve  (8 mentions)
    17-Mile Drive  (6 mentions)
    restaurants around Monterey:
        Passionfish
        Katy's Place
        Epsilon Fine Greek Restaurant
        Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar
        Sunset Lounge
    questions about Monterey:
        Restaurant recommendations for a large group dinner?
        What to do for a family outing in Monterey?
        Things to do with the kiddos besides the aquarium
        hotels in Monterey, CA


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 Laguna Beach drive, 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 Laguna Beach to Santa Cruz. Or get a full Laguna 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 Laguna Beach well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Laguna Beach!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 406 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 46 minutes
60 Laguna Beach travel answers
128 Venice Beach travel answers
19 Bakersfield travel answers
49 Paso Robles travel answers
2 King City (California) travel answers
167 Monterey travel answers
85 Santa Cruz travel answers





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