One of the most exciting reasons to visit Santa Cruz County is to see wildlife. Wildlife watching in Santa Cruz County is rich with opportunities to view elephant seals, wintering monarch butterflies, and go whale watching or bird watching. Watsonville's wetlands and nearby Elkhorn Slough support hundreds of birds that pass through or find permanent refuge there. The annual Monterey Bay Birding Festival in Watsonville is a great way to view a variety of birds and other animals which call this area home. Spotting dolphins, sea otters and other marine life can also be enjoyed year-round - find out more about what wildlife to view and when here. Read more...
Big Basin is California's oldest State Park, established in 1902. Home to the largest continuous stand of Ancient Coast Redwoods south of San Francisco, the park consists of Old Growth and recovering ...
DeLaveaga Golf Course is perched atop the hills surrounding Santa Cruz, California, providing championship caliber golf and excellent service to residents and visitors alike. As one of the top ranked ...
Visitor center & approximately five and half miles of trails through oak woodlands, grasslands, brackish and saltwater marshes, seasonal wildlife. Day use fee - payable by credit card only.
Near beach, shops & quaint Capitola/Soquel Village
Steps to the beach, in heart of Capitola Village
New Hotel Close to UC Santa Cruz breathtaking view
Mission-style resort overlooking the Monterey Bay.
Starting in early October, the black and orange beauties start trickling in from colder climates to enjoy our moderate coastal weather.