Visitor’s Guide

Discover Monterey Bay…

We have compiled a short list of restaurants, grocery stores, area attractions and other items that you might find helpful while staying with us. If there is something more specific that you are looking for and it is not listed, just give us a call and we will be more than happy to help you try to locate whatever it is that you are seeking.

Things To Do

Elkhorn Slough Safari

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

Monterey Bay Aquarium

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

Monterey Fisherman’s 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 Fisherman’s Wharf

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

Green Valley Cinema

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

California Grill

California Grill and Bar serves only the finest, locally-grown produce, meats and desserts. In fact, the restaurant owner grows all the organic vegetables and salads right here in the fields of the Pajaro Valley. It’s likely the produce on your plate was picked fresh from one of his organic fields just hours before it was prepared for you. Daily specials and desserts reflect the cycle of the seasons so you can experience flavors at their peak.

Gizdich Ranch

Spend a day with your family at our family ranch and breathe in the fresh air and countryside atmosphere. Pick your favorite fruit of the season right off the tree or vine; then, picnic among the apple trees and the hills. Take home a jar (or two) of fresh berry jams, a jug of our fresh pressed apple juice, and eat the best pies this side of the Rockies!

Chardonnay II

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

Pebble Beach Golf

Pebble Beach isn’t just the No. 1 public course in America. With three Top 50 public courses canvasing the spectacular coastline that wraps around California’s Monterey Peninsula, golf at Pebble Beach Resorts is a truly unforgettable experience. Whether you are skirting the scenic sand dunes at Spanish Bay, threading the towering pines of Spyglass Hill, or challenging the cliff-swept shoreline at Pebble Beach, a golf trip to Pebble Beach Resorts is full of memorable thrills.

Spring Hills Golf

Enjoy a game of golf
831-724-1404 – 501 Smith Road, Watsonville.

Pajaro Valley Golf Course

Pajaro (pá-ha-ro) means “bird” in Spanish and is aptly named, since the golf course adjoins the Elkhorn Slough, a bird sanctuary.  Many species of birds and wildlife may be seen while enjoying the quiet and gentle rolling course suited for all players.  Clean air and cool breezes from the Monterey Bay and Pacific Coast ensure a perfect golf experience.

Casserly Golf Course

Casserly Golf Course is conveniently located in the foothills at the base of Mt. Madonna about 6 miles East of Watsonville. Players can enjoy a leisurely one-mile walk in a beautiful setting of rolling hills with a view of the Pajaro Valley. This 9-Hole Par 27 Course is a great place for young and older golfers alike. Whether you are a new player or an experienced veteran you will find the course will provide you with interesting challenges in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere.


At The Dunes Tennis Courts

At The Dunes Beachfront Rental Homes

At The Dunes
2661 Beach Rd. Bldg #3
Watsonville, CA 95076 USA
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