Mission-style resort overlooking the Monterey Bay.
Steps to the beach, in heart of Capitola Village
Near beach, shops & quaint Capitola/Soquel Village
New Hotel Close to UC Santa Cruz breathtaking view
Santa Cruz is well-known as California's favorite beachside destination. So when locals host friends and family for visits during summertime, the holiday season or just for a long weekend, the Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council has a way to help! A free Visiting Friends and Relatives Kit, (VFR) is packed with information for your guests on all there is to see and do in town.
Residents of Santa Cruz County are welcome to stop by the year-round visitor center at 303 Water Street, Suite 100 in Santa Cruz for this free kit. Complete with an Official Santa Cruz County Traveler's Guide, shopping directories, a Birding and Wildlife Watching guide, brochures and other goodies, this valuable resource is an ideal way to open a visitor's eyes to the many things to do in the area. Read more...
As most locals know, Santa Cruz offers an abundance of fun, family-friendly activities all add up to a great time to get out and enjoy our county. There are a host of fun-filled events happening every weekend so get the family out and enjoy! Here are our favorites for this week:
Watch a classic movie on the beach with the world-famous Giant Dipper coaster lights twinkling overhead. Bring the family and your blanket or low-back chair, relax and enjoy the free show. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Location: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
A total of eight local bands will perform a variety of styles of music on two stages including Americana, Blues, Rock, Reggae and Surf Music. The kid's zone will feature crafts with Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery and Woodworm Party Store. The Santa Cruz Boardroom will once again hold a skateboard contest. In addition, vendors selling arts, crafts, local services, food and beverages. An expanded beer garden will offer New Bohemia Brewing Company's lagers and New Leaf Community Market's private label Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Location: On Portola Dr. between 38th & 41st Avenues
Join us for a wine walk through Soquel Village! Visit our shops and businesses as you stroll along the tasting route. Vintage cars will be exhibited along the way and there's live music in the Heart of Soquel Park to enjoy with friends and neighbors! Proceeds will benefit Soquel Elementary's Discovery Garden.
Location: Soquel Village
The scenic and historic Santa Cruz Wharf is the perfect setting for a celebration of the surf spirit and classic surf wagons. Come out for music, prize drawings & woodie goodies.
Location: Santa Cruz Wharf