Henry Mello Center

A home to the Santa Cruz County Symphony

Watsonville’s Wetlands

Hundreds of species of birds call the Watsonville Wetlands home

The Ag History Museum

Celebrating the heritage of Watsonville and the Pajaro Valley

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Watsonville

The south Santa Cruz County region of Watsonville and Pajaro Valley boast pristine beaches and a Mediterranean climate. Explore the miles of trails around the Wetlands of Watsonville, perfect for birders. Adjacent to Watsonville, the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Reserve is one of California's last undisturbed coastal wetlands and provides more opportunities for spectacular year-round bird watching. And Watsonville's annual Monterey Bay Birding Festival is a wonderful way to celebrate the hundreds of species of waterfowl, raptors and songbirds which call the area home. Take a Historical Walking Tour or explore the town and discover the Apple Crate Murals - exact mural replicas of box and crate labels used in the 1900s. Other celebrations like the Watsonville Fly-In and the Watsonville Strawberry Festival at Monterey Bay and attractions like Watsonville Plaza, the Henry J. Mello Center, Agricultural History Museum, Watsonville Fairgrounds, Pajaro Valley Arts Gallery, and the Pajaro Valley Historical Museum are sights not to be missed. Read more...

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Watsonville

303 Water Street, Suite 100
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
800.833.3494 or 831.425.1234
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