Affordable family fun

The Santa Cruz Wharf is a perfect place for dining, shopping and more

Kid-friendly beaches

Fun-filled beaches offer something for everyone

Outdoor fun for kids

Experience nature at one of Santa Cruz County’s many state parks

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Family Fun

With its family-friendly beaches and attractions, miles of open space and fun events for kids, Santa Cruz County is a kid friendly destination. Kids can visit the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Roaring Camp Railroads, a skate park, a museum, take surfing lessons, go bowling, learn about the ocean at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center and much more. Santa Cruz County's many family events and activities for kids make it a great place to bring the whole family.

Howard Johnson Inn at Santa Cruz Wharf

Offers comfortable ocean view guest rooms

Chaminade Resort & Spa

Mission-style resort overlooking the Monterey Bay.

Capitola Hotel

Steps to the beach, in heart of Capitola Village

Best Western Plus Capitola-By-the-Sea

Near beach, shops & quaint Capitola/Soquel Village


Must-Sees & Dos

Beach days, hiking, camping and more!




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Visit the Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Family Fun!

303 Water Street, Suite 100
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
800.833.3494 or 831.425.1234
prtips@santacruz.org