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Things To Do

Elkhorn Slough Elkhorn Slough is one of California's largest wetlands and part of a National Estuary Reserve located near Moss Landing, California, just a short trip from the Santa Cruz area and the
Monterey Peninsula.

Monterey Bay Aquarium The Monterey Bay Aquarium is dedicated to inspiring ocean conservation. Find out more about how we approach our mission.

Monterey Fishermans Wharf Enjoy a wide variety of shops and restaurants or charter a boat for fishing or whale watching.

Roaring Camp Deep in the heart of the magnificent redwood forests of California's scenic Santa Cruz Mountains, south of San Francisco and north of the beautiful Monterey Bay, is America's last steam-powered passenger railroad with year-round passenger train service: the historic Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow-Gauge Railroad.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Located on a mile-long stretch of beach between Monterey and San Francisco, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is your admission-free hot spot for beach vibes and classic rides!

Santa Cruz Fishermans Wharf Santa Cruz Fishermans Wharf hosts a variety of shops, restaurants and charter boats for fishing or whale watching. 

Santa Cruz Mystery Spot It can't be explained. It can't be described. It can only be experienced, and we welcome you to do just that, all year round!

Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Helping educate people about the role scientific research plays in understanding & conserving the world's oceans. Live touch tanks and exhibits.

Green Valley Cinema. 8 theaters to choose from. 1125 S. Green Valley Rd., Watsonville. 831-761-8200 

Elkhorn Slough Safari. Enjoy a pontoon boat ride up the Elkhorn Slough. Lots of wildlife to watch. Moss Landing.  831-633-5555

Mission San Juan Bautista. Built in the 1800's this mission has been in continuous use since July 1, 1812. Enjoy the day strolling around the grounds and browsing through the local antique shops. San Juan Bautista. 831-623-4526

Chardonnay II. Showing thousands of visitors per year the beauty of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. 790 Mariner Park  Way, Dock FF, Santa Cruz. 831-427-5046

Jungle Plant. Plants to rent for your special occasion and fresh flower delivery. 

Spring Hills Golf Course.  enjoy a game of golf831/724-1404  -   501 Smith Road, Watsonville

Ghostwalk of Old Monterey. 527 Hartnell Street, Monterey, CA, 93940. Once the capitol of Mexican California, Old Monterey was the center of fiestas and balls, the glamour of dashing Spanish horsemen and the throb of guitars played by romantic suitors. It was also a town of intrigue, murder, swindles and shipwrecks. Epic lives full of lost treasures, found romance, and amazing adventures. Visit the sites of the ghost in the garden, ancient burial grounds, hidden treasure, hauntings, hangings and frequent ghostly sightings. This 90 minute walking tour, led by longtime resident and local historian Gary Munsinger, will bring you into a Monterey that few alive today have seen.

Capitola Historical Museum  410 Capitola Avenue | Capitola, CA 95010 | 831.464.0322

  If you're always looking for something to do around the beach, fishing is always an option. This large bass was caught on the Shorebirds side.  The fish weighed about 25 lbs.