Perched on spectacular seaside bluffs above the Monterey Bay, Seascape Beach Resort captures the natural splendor, sunny vibes, and beachy goodness of the California coast. Beautiful, lush grounds have made it a favorite with happy couples tying the knot, but you needn’t swap rings to make it your big day too. Here are five ways we enjoy this awesome coastal destination.
Tucked into grass-shrouded sand dunes on the southern shores of Santa Cruz County, Pajaro Dunes Resort enjoys an especially scenic slice of the Monterey Bay. With an architecturally striking mix of vacation rentals that blend into peaceful seaside surroundings, there’s much to love about this leisurely beach community. Here are five of our favorites:
Wandering the streets of Capitola village is like going on a treasure hunt. You never know what inspiring vista, quirky street art, or tasty eatery you’re going to stumble upon as you explore. Colorful murals turn a neighborhood alley into a mini outdoor gallery, a pelican sculpture watches over a garden overgrown with wildflowers, and hidden stairways lead to spectacular bird’s-eye-views of the maze of houses and shops that hug the glittering blue Monterey Bay below.
With a stunning hilltop setting and vibrant landscaped grounds rippling with fountains, it’s little wonder why Chaminade is a favorite vacation and special event destination. The relaxing, nature-filled retreat feels remote yet is only 10 minutes from downtown, offering guests easy access to local attractions and locals a favorite locale for sunset drinks. Whether you’re seeking an atmospheric spot to gather with friends or planning an overnight getaway, here are five more reasons to consider Chaminade for your next leisurely escape.
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