The south Santa Cruz County region of Watsonville and Pajaro Valley boast pristine beaches and a Mediterranean climate. Explore the miles of trails around the Wetlands of Watsonville, perfect for birders. Adjacent to Watsonville, the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Reserve is one of California's last undisturbed coastal wetlands and provides more opportunities for spectacular year-round bird watching. And Watsonville's annual Monterey Bay Birding Festival is a wonderful way to celebrate the hundreds of species of waterfowl, raptors and songbirds which call the area home. Take a Historical Walking Tour or explore the town and discover the Apple Crate Murals - exact mural replicas of box and crate labels used in the 1900s. Other celebrations like the Watsonville Fly-In and the Watsonville Strawberry Festival at Monterey Bay and attractions like Watsonville Plaza, the Henry J. Mello Center, Agricultural History Museum, Watsonville Fairgrounds, Pajaro Valley Arts Gallery, and the Pajaro Valley Historical Museum are sights not to be missed. Read more...
Visitor center & five miles of trails through oak woodlands, grasslands, fresh & saltwater marshes, seasonal wildlife.
The Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture provides a wealth of information about the area and our members. Situated in the heart of the Monterey Bay area, the Pajaro Valley offers an ideal environment for working and living. Visit our website for more information about events and member.
Kayak tours & rentals daily, beginners welcome!
Across from beach & wharf, beautiful gardens.
Delicious desserts, pastries, salads, sandwiches & more
Stained glass windows & over-sized spas available.
Experience this secluded coastal treasure just a half hour south of Santa Cruz