Affordable family fun

The Santa Cruz Wharf is a perfect place for dining, shopping and more

Kid-friendly beaches

Fun-filled beaches offer something for everyone

Outdoor fun for kids

Experience nature at one of Santa Cruz County’s many state parks

Home » Things To Do » Family Fun Bookmark and Share

Family Fun

With its family-friendly beaches and attractions, miles of open space and fun events for kids, Santa Cruz County is a kid friendly destination. Kids can visit the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Roaring Camp Railroads, a skate park, a museum, take surfing lessons, go bowling, learn about the ocean at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center and much more. Santa Cruz County's many family events and activities for kids make it a great place to bring the whole family.

Howard Johnson Inn at Santa Cruz Wharf

Offers comfortable ocean view guest rooms

Capitola Hotel

Steps to the beach, in heart of Capitola Village

Best Western Plus Capitola-By-the-Sea

Near beach, shops & quaint Capitola/Soquel Village

Chaminade Resort & Spa

Mission-style resort overlooking the Monterey Bay.


Must-Sees & Dos

Beach days, hiking, camping and more!




Watch Video



Family Fun!

303 Water Street, Suite 100
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
800.833.3494 or 831.425.1234
prtips@santacruz.org