New Hotel Close to UC Santa Cruz breathtaking view
Steps to the beach, in heart of Capitola Village
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:
"Original" Downtown Antique Faire is back on 2nd Sundays of the month. Vendors offer an eclectic blend of antiques and unique items. Weather permitting. Year round.
Location: Lincoln Street (between Pacific & Cedar)
Buy one All-Day Rides Wristband at any Boardwalk ticket booth and receive a second wristband FREE! Entire party must be present at ticket booth at the time of purchase to be wristbanded.
Location: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street
Formed after a serendipitous chance meeting, Tuck and Patti have gone on to become one of the most enduring and beloved duos in jazz. With Patti Cathcart's expressive vocals and Tuck Andress' fluid guitar stylings', no other musical accompaniment is necessary.
Location: Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar Street
Fly, swim, waddle, walk, bike or drive as you migrate to Natural Bridges State Beach for a full-day of activities that celebrate the migration of whales, butterflies, birds and the many creatures that travel.
Location: Natural Bridges State Park
On this easy, 2 hour walk you will learn about the courtship behaviors of some of the park's most fascinating plants and animals. Join us and discover how banana slugs, redwood trees and more celebrate love in the wild! Meet at Park Headquarters.
Location: Big Basin Redwoods State Park