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.
Touch a shark, marvel at a whale of a skeleton, dive into the latest discoveries in ocean science. Exhibits, aquarium, daily tours, touch pools & Ocean Discovery Shop. Come explore your ocean!
Adventure Out is California's premiere outdoor school specializing in surf camps, rock climbing classes, backpacking trips, mountain biking and wilderness survival skills instruction. Our mission is to share decades of wilderness experience while achieving our wildest adventures in the outdoors. We offer open-to-the-public trips and classes, private lessons and group programs such as corporate retreats, team building and private parties.
Museum, exhibits, and equipment representing history of agriculture on the Central Coast. 2nd Saturday on the Farm features a different and fun activity for children the 2nd Saturday of each month. See our website for details or call to visit by appointment.
Access with tickets only Dec.15 - Mar 31: Naturalist-led tours venture into elephant seal breeding rookery Dec. 15 - Mar. 31. For reservations call 800.444.4445. April 1 - Nov 30, self-guided access by permit only (avail. at park). Seals present year-round.
Near beach, shops & quaint Capitola/Soquel Village
Steps to the beach, in heart of Capitola Village
Mission-style resort overlooking the Monterey Bay.
Offers comfortable ocean view guest rooms
Beach days, hiking, camping and more!