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Where can I stay in Santa Cruz?

Click for visitor information: Santa Cruz County Conference & Visitors Council

The Santa Cruz Dream Inn, a race sponsor, is on the course and next to the finish line. Located on 175 West Cliff Drive (831) 426-4330.

Another property across the street from the race is the Sea and Sand Inn, 201 West Cliff Drive this is a small property with 22 rooms, their phone number is (831) 427-3400.

There are several other hotels and motels in the immediate area as well. The Conference & Visitors Council will be happy to help you find something and/or make recommendations. Plus, they’ll be able to help with other travel plans and fun Santa Cruz County destinations, entertainment and eateries.

If you have any questions you can contact us


The Santa Cruz Triathlon starts at Depot Park, 119 Center St., and finishes at nearby Dream Inn, 175 W. Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz, CA. The transition area is located at Depot Park.

You can park in the neighborhood surrounding the transition area. The streets immediately surrounding the finish area will be closed. Be aware of parking meters, permit requirements and time limits when parking. The nearby Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has several public lots and the daily parking fee.

Race Day Directions to Depot Park, 119 Center St.

  • From Hwy 1 or Hwy 17

  • Exit at Ocean Street heading south

  • Right onto Broadway

  • Left onto Center Street

  • Find parking in adjacent neighborhoods; pay attention to parking meters.

Race Day Directions to Boardwalk parking, 400 Beach St.

  • From Hwy 1 or Hwy 17

  • Exit at Ocean Street heading south

  • Right on San Lorenzo Blvd.

  • Left on Riverside Ave.

  • Follow city signs to Boardwalk parking areas

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