Steps to the beach, in heart of Capitola Village
Mission-style resort overlooking the Monterey Bay.
Near beach, shops & quaint Capitola/Soquel Village
New Hotel Close to UC Santa Cruz breathtaking view
Santa Cruz is well-known as California's favorite beachside destination. So when locals host friends and family for visits during summertime, the holiday season or just for a long weekend, the Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council has a way to help! A free Visiting Friends and Relatives Kit, (VFR) is packed with information for your guests on all there is to see and do in town.
Residents of Santa Cruz County are welcome to stop by the year-round visitor center at 303 Water Street, Suite 100 in Santa Cruz for this free kit. Complete with an Official Santa Cruz County Traveler's Guide, shopping directories, a Birding and Wildlife Watching guide, brochures and other goodies, this valuable resource is an ideal way to open a visitor's eyes to the many things to do in the area. Read more...
As most locals know, Santa Cruz offers an abundance of fun, family-friendly activities all add up to a great time to get out and enjoy our county. There are a host of fun-filled events happening every weekend so get the family out and enjoy! Here are our favorites for this week:
Join us for a special evening book signing with Delores Smithem Cicholas and her new book: "Please Don't Call Me Charlotte". In her heart warming story, she recounts her dear mother's life and the poignant yet compelling events that made her mother such a remarkable women. This fascinating and epic journey expresses values that will inspire readers. Severino's Bar & Grill will be offering a complimentary house drink to everyone that purchases a book on the night of the event!
Location: Severino's Bar and Grill
West Coast's oldest, longest-running competitive longboard surfing event, featuring amateur + pro surfers. Enter a chance to win a local-shared custom surfboard, browse local vendor booths and take in the view from Steamer Lane.
Location: Steamer Lane at Lighthouse Point
The Santa Cruz American Music Festival is set in a beautiful natural redwood amphitheater. Last year's performers included Bonnie Raitt, Big & Rich, Los Lonely Boys and Anna Popovic. This year's lineup includes Buddy Guy, Josh Turner, Trombone Shorty and more! Be sure to check out the website for the full lineup.
Location: Aptos Village Park, 100 Aptos Creek Road
SOLD OUT - But Sign up for the June 25 event! In the leisurely, bright space of the Westside Market, guests gather to sit down at a long table among friends and enjoy a fresh, multi-course meal. At each event admired local chefs serve up sensational mixes of simple cuisine made with seasonal ingredients from the very farms that sell at the market . This event will be featuring Chef Kevin Kobel of Local FATT. Please bring your own plate and silverware!
Location: Westside Santa Cruz Farmers Market