Travel & Accommodations


Located on California’s central coast, about an hour south of San Francisco, Santa Cruz is the quintessential California beach town!

Learn more about the area on Visit Santa Cruz County’s website.

Travel Information for NCYGS 2020

Getting to Santa Cruz, California

Mineta San Jose International (SJC) is the closest airport to Santa Cruz. San Francisco International (SFO)and Oakland International (OAK)are in the same region and may offer additional flight options.


Symposium Accommodations

Overnight accommodations will be available on the UC Santa Cruz campus in their student apartments. Single or double rooms are available; rooms share common space within an apartment.


Ground Transportation

Santa Cruz is just 40 minutes by car from San Jose (SJC) airport. Taxis and app-based ridesharing services (like Uber and Lyft) are plentiful. San Francisco International is 60 miles away; Oakland International is about 65 miles from Santa Cruz. More detailed information about getting to UC Santa Cruz from the regional airports can be found here. While a vehicle is not necessary once you arrive on campus, parking will be available.