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“This area is tremendous for birding, especially now during the fall migration”

Jon Dunn, Chief Consultant/Editor National Geographic’s “Field Guide to Birds of North America”

Visit Watsonville! The Heart of Monterey Bay.

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ocated in the beautiful Pajaro Valley, between scenic Mount Madonna and the Monterey Bay, the Watsonville area is well known for its tremendous agricultural bounty, lovely rural scenery, and quaint family farms. Watsonville also offers visitors some of the best bird watching on the West Coast, with seven miles of public trails and a Wetlands Nature Center. The City’s six coastal sloughs and nearby beaches offer excellent opportunities to view rare birds, including the Peregrine Falcon, White-faced Ibis, and Snowy Plover. Incorporated in 1868, the City is rich in historic architecture, including many works of local architect William H. Weeks, such as the Tuttle Mansion, the Lettunich Building, and the bandstand at the City Plaza. Visit historic downtown Watsonville to see many of his major works. On Friday afternoons, finish your walking tour at the Farmers’ Market, next to the historic City Plaza, for fresh local and organic produce, seafood, pastries, and a variety of delicious ethnic dishes prepared to order, hot off the grill.

History & Culture
Agricultural History Museum Bockius-Orr House Historical Museum Historic Main Street & City Plaza Downtown Mural Walk Pajaro Valley Art Gallery William H. Weeks Architectural Tour

Recreation & Nature
Wetlands Nature Center & Wetlands Trails Pajaro Valley Farms & Wineries Pinto Lake Watsonville Airport Watsonville Speedway

Major Events
July: July 4th Spirit of Watsonville Independence Day parade & Celebration Watsonville Strawberry Festival Labor Day Weekend– Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show Santa Cruz County Fair Monterey Bay Birding Festival Holiday Factory Sale

August: September:

For more information about visiting Watsonville, please call:
Chamber of Commerce: (831) 724-3900 Special Events Hotline: (831) 768-3249

December:

Every Friday, 3-7pm: Watsonville Farmers’ Market

www.ci.watsonville.ca.us/visitors



Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011

Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011
Contents
Welcome to Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz
Your Wildlife Watching Destination
Field to Table
Locally Made
From the Mountains to the Sea
Culture and Creativity
201163 Events Calendar
Maps
A Wine Lover’s Paradise
Monterey Bay
Galleries and Museums
Exploring Santa Cruz County’s Great Outdoors
Pajaro Valley and Watsonville
San Lorenzo Valley
Scotts Valley
Capitola and Soquel
Pleasure Point
Aptos
Davenport
Restaurant Guide
Lodging Guide
Visitor Activities
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Intro
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Contents
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Welcome to Santa Cruz County
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Your Wildlife Watching Destination
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Field to Table
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Locally Made
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - From the Mountains to the Sea
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Culture and Creativity
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - 201163 Events Calendar
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Maps
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - A Wine Lover’s Paradise
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Monterey Bay
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Galleries and Museums
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Exploring Santa Cruz County’s Great Outdoors
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Pajaro Valley and Watsonville
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - San Lorenzo Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Scotts Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Capitola and Soquel
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Pleasure Point
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Aptos
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Davenport
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Restaurant Guide
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Lodging Guide
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