Santa Cruz County, California, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Santa Cruz County, California, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Santa Cruz County, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Santa Cruz County, California, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Santa Cruz County, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Santa Cruz County, California, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Santa Cruz County, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly choice.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear away. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Santa Cruz County, California, United States of America by month

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January

In January, Santa Cruz County is cool. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and occasionally jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Santa Cruz County, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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February

If you visit Santa Cruz County during February, you might find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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March

March in Santa Cruz County is chilly. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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April

April in Santa Cruz County is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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May

If you go to Santa Cruz County in May, you will notice that it is mild and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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June

June here is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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July

Traveling to Santa Cruz County in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

August for Santa Cruz County is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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September

If you go to Santa Cruz County in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

October in Santa Cruz County is mild and dry with little rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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November

November in Santa Cruz County is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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December

December in Santa Cruz County can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Santa Cruz County, California, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Santa Cruz County.

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