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 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
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is dedicated to inspiring ocean conservation. Find out more about how we approach our mission.
Enjoy a wide variety of shops and restaurants or charter a boat for fishing or whale watching.
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.
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 hosts a variety of shops, restaurants and charter boats for fishing or whale watching.
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!
Helping educate people about the role scientific research plays in understanding & conservation of the world’s oceans. Live touch tanks and exhibits.
8 theaters to choose from. 1125 S. Green Valley Rd., Watsonville. 831-761-8200
Enjoy a pontoon boat ride up the Elkhorn Slough. Lots of wildlife to watch. Moss Landing. 831-633-5555
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
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
Enjoy a game of golf
831/724-1404 – 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.