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January 05, 2016

Capitola, CA: Top 10 for "America's Happiest Seaside Towns"

Coastal Living magazine has chosen Capitola, CA as one of its Top 10 "America's Happiest Seaside Towns" for 2016! But it doesn't stop there - you have the chance to vote and make it #1! From now until midnight on January 25, 2016, you can vote and help make Capitola #1 on the list of America's Happiest Seaside Towns! And you can vote every hour, so get those multiple votes in! Need to see some reasons why Capitola should be voted #1? Take a look at some of our favorite Capitola spots, shops, views, and crews, and see why it's America's Happiest Seaside Town! The colorful seaside village is sure to have you smiling.

Photo by @ntrujillo66Photo by @ntrujillo66

Drink views can look like this...

Photo by Instagram, @seasaltedjessPhoto by Instagram, @seasaltedjess

The cliff is your yoga studio.

Photo by Instagram, @saltybreezeartPhoto by Instagram, @saltybreezeart

Enjoy the pops of color throughout the village.

Photo by Instagram, @olivialeighphotographyPhoto by Instagram, @olivialeighphotography

The annual Wharf to Wharf ends here.

Photo by Instagram, @kseniayatsevskaPhoto by Instagram, @kseniayatsevska

Cliffy beaches are hidden gems.

Photo by Instagram, @quistwePhoto by Instagram, @quistwe

Birds, whales and wildlife call this happy place home.

Photo by Instagram, @pedestrianpoetPhoto by Instagram, @pedestrianpoet

It's home to the Shadowbrook Restaurant - known for its romantic ambiance, fine food and wine, and its cable car.

Photo courtesy of ShadowbrookPhoto courtesy of Shadowbrook

Lots of fun to be had on the water.

Photo by Instagram, @ryanjacobfrench via @capitolabeachPhoto by Instagram, @ryanjacobfrench via @capitolabeach

Shopping: Beachwear & surf gear to keepsakes & mementos.

Treasures found at Village Mouse - photo by Garrick RamirezTreasures found at Village Mouse - photo by Garrick Ramirez

Capitola, CA is definitely a happy place. Please help make it #1 and vote now! Share with your friends and use #CLHappyTown! Explore more of Capitola by checking out our website and blog!



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  • PICTURE PERFECT: Colorful Cities | C I T I N E R A R I E S 1 years 275 days ago
    […] Capitola, CA: Top 10 for “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” […]

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  • marygriffin 1 years 328 days ago
    I love capitola. have been coming down for many yrs and staying at the PELICAN house love to walkk the streets and buy jewlwry.:)))

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  • Anthony Garrett 1 years 329 days ago
    Brighton Beach is a slice of heaven

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  • karen marin 1 years 330 days ago
    Love this seaside village ,such a beautiful place.go every year for our anniversary.truly a must.

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  • Susan Hammarstrom-Gurga 1 years 331 days ago
    Love Capitola Art & Wine Festival the best of all compared to all the others around-

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  • Kathy Russell Noes 1 years 331 days ago
    I grew up in the Santa Cruz area and lived around the Capitola area for 50 years. It definitely is one of the happiest places that I know. We live in OR now, closer to our grandkids, but always return with them once or twice a year to have the happiest times ever⛱🌅🎪🎤🏄🏽🎽🎣🏐

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  • Shirl 1 years 331 days ago
    Oh Yes Capitola certainly is high on the top 10 list. I grew up on the beach and lagoon here. Decorated floats for the Begonia Festival.

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