Enjoy toe tapping music and box office hits this summer when Santa Cruz and Capitola host free concerts and movies the whole family can enjoy. Bring a picnic, low-back chairs, beach towels, and jackets for beachside entertainment at Main Beach fronting the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and at Esplanade Park in Capitola Village. Smoking, dogs, and alcohol are not permitted at either location.
Santa Cruz is anything but ordinary. These unique vacation rentals reflect Santa Cruz’s penchant for individual style. CASA DE LA CONTENTA This exclusive hideaway is a five-star dream with spectacular views of Monterey Bay. It’s situated in a private enclave of New Brighton State Beach and features 3 large bedrooms and bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, lanai-style living room, and wraparound deck
With some seven million people living in the Bay Area, finding a place to pitch a tent out of earshot from an RV generator can be a challenge. But in Santa Cruz County, you’ll still find a few campgrounds just for tents where the loudest sounds are likely to be waves crashing on the beach or
A few miles south of Santa Cruz’s Boardwalk buzz, Aptos offers lodging options from full-service resort to historic B&B, all with easy access to the area’s top attractions. SEASCAPE BEACH RESORT Seascape Beach Resort is a feast for the eyes. This full-service resort spans one of the most premier coastal bluffs from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. Seascape features studio
Stretching your vacation dollars? Try these budget-friendly homes away from home for your Santa Cruz getaway. SURFSIDE APARTMENTS Experience historic Santa Cruz in a charming Beach Hill cottage or apartment just two blocks from the Boardwalk. Surfside Apartments units are available only in the summer and sleep up to four people. One unit accommodates 6. Accommodations are cozy,