Near beach, shops & quaint Capitola/Soquel Village
Mission-style resort overlooking the Monterey Bay.
New Hotel Close to UC Santa Cruz breathtaking view
Steps to the beach, in heart of Capitola Village
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:
Hamlet, upset by the death of her father and the hasty remarriage of her mother, Queen Gertrude, to her uncle Claudius, is set on a collision course with self-doubt when her father's ghost demands that Hamlet avenge his death. Murder, madness, duels, and dilemmas abound in Shakespeare's transcendent and most iconic tragedy.
Location: The Grove at DeLaveaga Park
Two free live concerts on the Boardwalk's Beach Bandstand every Friday night (June 17 - September 2) with top bands of the 80s and 90s! Shows start at 6:30pm and 8:30pm.
Location: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Join us for TWO days of fun in the sun on Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th! Saturday will showcase top-shelf Tequilas sampling, while you indulge on gourmet tacos! Enjoy Live Music, Margaritas, Craft Beer and Art Vendors in a picturesque park setting. Sunday Funday is Mas Margaritas! Bring the family and enjoy a sunny summer afternoon, sipping on an assortment of Margaritas, eating delicious tacos, all while enjoying a great music lineup! There is no Tequila Sampling on Sunday.
Location: San Lorenzo Park
Join us for the 4th Annual Run By The Sea which is a 4k and 12k race in Wilder Ranch State Park organized by Bike Santa Cruz County. All proceeds will benefit the Coastal Rail Trail, a proposed 32-mile paved bike & pedestrian trail that will run parallel to the rail line from Davenport to Watsonville. To date, Run By The Sea has contributed over $24,000 to the Coastal Rail Trail project.
Location: Wilder Ranch State Park