Driving Directions

Santa Cruz is located at the top of the Monterey Bay on the Central California coast, just south of San Francisco. Getting here is easy since several major highways run to Santa Cruz and the San Francisco, San Jose, and Monterey airports are all nearby.

 To Santa Cruz:

• From Southern and Central California:
Take Route 101 north to Route 156 west to Route 1 north. Continue on Route 1 north to Santa Cruz.

• From Northern California:
Take Route 5 south to Route 80 west to Route 680 south to Route 280 north. Then take Highway 17 south to Route 1 north to Santa Cruz.

• From San Francisco Airport:
Take Route 101 south to Route 85 south to Highway 17 south to Route 1 north to Santa Cruz.

• From San Jose Airport:
Take Interstate 880 south to Highway 17 south to Route 1 north to Santa Cruz.

• From Monterey Airport:
Take Route 1 north to Santa Cruz

To Campus:

Once you are in Santa Cruz on Route 1 north, follow the highway as it becomes Mission Street through town. Turn right onto Bay Street and follow it to the main campus entrance.

To get to the Lower East Field (Soccer) 
After entering the main entrance to campus, turn left at the second light onto Hagar Drive. Continue up the road past one bus stop and turn into East Remote parking lot just before the second bus stop on your right. The soccer field is at the far end of the East Remote lot.
 

To locate the Athletics & Recreation Department and its eastern facilities (including but not limited to the East Field House, team locker rooms, swimming pool, East Tennis Courts, Sports Medicine Clinic, Fitness Center, East Gym, studio spaces, etc.), please take the following directions:

After entering the main entrance to campus, turn left at the second light onto Hagar Drive. Continue up the road past three bus stops and turn right into Parking Lot 103A immediately after the third stop. You will see twin buildings with an iron fence and a blue dentist trailer. Walk down the stairs of the parking lot toward the Athletics & Recreation Department facilities. The Sports Medicine Clinic and Team Locker Rooms are within the facility, next to the East Gym.

To get to West Athletic Facilities (West Field House Gym - Basketball & Volleyball, West Tennis Courts, West Athletic Training Room, and Men's and Women's Basketball Offices)

Once you take Bay Street up towards campus, you will make a left onto High Street. Follow the road until you see the West Entrance of campus on your right. Make a right onto Heller Drive. Make a right at the first stop sign onto Koshland. Park in the parking lot on your left. Walk all the way up the flights of stairs that run up the middle of Rachel Carson College (Greyish buildings). The West Field House is located just on the other side of the Rachel Carson dorms.

For more information about directions and maps, please visit, UCSC Maps