Steps to the beach, in heart of Capitola Village
Near beach, shops & quaint Capitola/Soquel Village
Offers comfortable ocean view guest rooms
Mission-style resort overlooking the Monterey Bay.
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:
Please join us for our popular Food, Wine & Beer Pairings. Local wineries & breweries pair their selections to complement our authentic themed menus. Live music accompanies the evening.
Location: 2591 Main Street
Join a docent naturalist & see monarch butterflies wintering in Santa Cruz. Monarch migration is variable, please call for current update.
Location: Natural Bridges State Beach
Come celebrate the wintry holiday season with Windham Hill artists in the warm intimacy of Kuumbwa Jazz Center.
Location: Kuumbwa Jazz
Gather on the 1st night of Chanukah for the lighting of the menorah and then set off on an incredible train ride on Roaring Camp's old-fashioned excursion cars adorned with thousands of lights and Chanukah decorations. Share in Chanukah traditions as you ride the train listening to Chanukah stories, playing dreidel and enjoying kosher refreshments provided by Chabad by the Sea. The evening includes one activity of choice at the Boardwalk of miniature golf, laser tag or arcade games.
Location: Santa Cruz Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street
A Santa Cruz tradition! Our twelfth anniversary production at the Civic Auditorium starring Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre alumna, Houston Ballet principal dancer Melody Mennite. Featuring the Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre Orchestra, a fully professional orchestra conducted by Maestro Pamela Martin. Choreography by Robert Kelley.
Location: Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St.