Steps to the beach, in heart of Capitola Village
Offers comfortable ocean view guest rooms
Near beach, shops & quaint Capitola/Soquel Village
Mission-style resort overlooking the Monterey Bay.
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:
Featured local winemaker on-hand & a different local winery featured each week. Discounted prices for flights/glasses of featured winery. Complimentary appetizers to match wines with every flight purchase.
Location: Shadowbrook Restaurant, 1750 Wharf Road
This event is considered the premier classic surfboard event. It attracts contestants and viewers from all California and has gotten national and international attention.
Location: Pleasure Point, at corner of East Cliff Drive & 36th Ave
Take a short, guided tour of the wharf. Learn about marine research, sea lions, red tides, sustainable energy, and view wildlife from a 1/2 mile out to sea-without leaving shore!
Location: Stage on west side of Santa Cruz Wharf, between Olitas and Marini's