With 29 miles of stunning coastline, Santa Cruz County offers some of California's best beaches, perfect for sun, surfing or volleyball. But the fun only starts at the beach! Visit the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, a museum or art gallery, go wine or beer tasting, whale watching, view the redwoods or attend a local event. So many entertaining things to see and do in Santa Cruz County and most are absolutely free!
Stagnaro Whale Watching & Fishing Trips is Monterey Bay's oldest company with the newest yachts taking large and small, public and private groups on whale watching tours, family friendly deep sea fishing trips, sunset tours and much more- year round!
If art is your thing, the Tannery Arts Center is accessible from downtown Santa Cruz via the San Lorenzo riverwalk. This creative space is, according to a Tannery brochure is "the art mecca of Santa Cruz." Whether it’s the appreciation of the beautiful works, trying your hand at a new medium, or perfecting your practice, the Tannery has a unique program, event, or space to accommodate you. It’s just a matter of knowing where to look.
And when you're tired at the end of the day, come rest your head in one of KOA's Cabins located in Watsonville.
Here are some of the other ways you can stay: