Settle into a local beach vacation rental, and you’ll see why Santa Cruz residents are so cheery. Beach days and waterfront sunsets are daily activities, flip-flops and boardshorts define the dress code, and kitchens and backyard BBQs abound with fresh ingredients from our many farmers markets. Offering more than a place to stay, the following
The sand and surf are calling our name year-round, but with summer approaching there’s no better time to head over to Santa Cruz County. Located in Aptos on the beautiful Monterey Bay waterfront, Seascape Beach Resort serves as the perfect place for the vacay. Check out three new reasons you’ll want to head to this
Set steps from the rippling surf of Cowell Beach, the new Jack O’Neill Restaurant & Lounge serves up big waterfront views, fresh coastal cuisine, and heaps of local surf culture. Taking its name and inspiration from the late Jack O’Neill, the wetsuit pioneer and founder of Santa Cruz’s first surf shop, the signature restaurant inside
Zipping past the verdant agricultural fields along Highway 1 in southern Santa Cruz County, you might not guess that a stunning waterfront gem sits moments away. Just six minutes from the highway-and worlds away from modern-day bustle-you’ll discover Pajaro Dunes Resort, a hidden, coastal nirvana with a pristine white sand beach, seagrass-shrouded dunes, and more animated wildlife than a Disney cartoon. The secluded vacation home community offers guests a taste of exceptional coastal living, even if just for a weekend. Check out what makes it a special destination along the Monterey Bay, and enter our Let’s Cruz Vacation Giveaway to win your own coastal getaway!
Overlooking scenic redwoods and nearby beaches, it’s no surprise that Chaminade Resort & Spa is a hotspot for vacationers and meeting planners alike. This blissful, pet friendly hideaway boasts nature-filled surroundings while also being a mere ten minute drive from Downtown Santa Cruz, the Boardwalk and other local attractions. Get to know what’s new at