Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - 68

Days inn & suites santa Cruz
www.santacruzbeachinnca.com
600 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz
831.458.9660 or 408.705.8808
TB

Located	within	walking	distance	of	Santa	Cruz	Beach	
Boardwalk	and	the	Downtown	shopping	village.		
High:	$179	-	$499		Low:	$59	-	$149		See	ad	pg.	38

Days inn Watsonville

www.daysinnwatsonvilleca.com
1620 W. Beach Street, Watsonville
831.740.4520 R

Days	Inn	Watsonville,	CA	is just	15	minutes	to	Santa	
Cruz	and	25	minutes	to	Monterey.	Conveniently	
located	right	off	Highway	1	near	129	on	California's	
Central	Coast	just	minutes	from	the	beach.		High:	
$89.99	-	$199.99		Low:	$59.99	-	$79.99		See	ad	
pg.	38

Free	Wi-Fi	and	cable	in	each	room.		Daily	continental	
breakfast	served	in	Motel	lobby	from	8am	to	10am.		
High:	$89+		Low:	$45+

hamPton inn

www.thesantacruzlodging.com
1505 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz
831.457.8000 T

Exquisite	3-story	atrium,	guest	rooms	with	flatscreen	
37"	TV's,	fridges,	microwaves,	DVD	players,	granite	
baths.	Minutes	from	beach/boardwalk	or	downtown	
Santa	Cruz.	Free	passes	to	nearby	full	service	gym.		
High:	$109	-	$399		Low:	$89	-	$199		See	ad	pg.	31

hilton santa Cruz /
sCotts valley

www.santacruzscottsvalley.hilton.com
6001 La Madrona Drive, Santa Cruz
831.440.1000 or 888.445.3010
MT

Mountain
Mountain	retreat	setting	just	15	minutes	
from	the	Silicon	Valley	and	10	
minutes	to	the	Beach	and	Boardwalk.	
Free	parking	and	high	speed	internet.		
High:	$189	-	$399		Low:	$129	-	$199		
See	ad	pg.	4

hitChing Post motel

www.hitchingpostsantacruz.com
1717 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz
831.429.2900 T

Come
Come	enjoy	quiet,	centrally	located	accommodation,
commodation,	minutes	from	Boardwalk,	
beaches,
beaches,	Capitola,	Mystery	Spot,	Downtown
town	Santa	Cruz.	Full	sized	kitchen,	dining	
area
area	available,	no	utensils	included.		High:	
$79
$79	-	$199		Low:	$49	-	$129

ho
holiDay inn exPress
& suites - santa Cruz

eConomy inn

www.economyinnwatsonville.com
584 Auto Center Drive, Watsonville
831.724.4755 T

Centrally	located	between	Santa	Cruz	&	Monterey.		
Affordable,	clean	&	secure	accommodations.		High:	
$99+	Low:	$49+		

eDgeWater BeaCh inn & suites
www.edgewaterbeachmotel.com
525 Second Street, Santa Cruz
831.423.0440 or 888.809.6767
B

Newly	refreshed,	1	block	to	Boardwalk,	across	from	
beach	&	wharf.	Ocean	views,	flatscreen	TVs,	fridges,	
microwaves,	honeymoon	&	family	suites.	Fabulous	
gardens,	BBQs,	picnic	patio.	Handicap	friendly.		High:	
$189	-	$429		Low:	$99	-	$389		See	ad	pg.	32

fairfielD inn & suites By marriott santa Cruz - CaPitola
www.fairfieldinncapitola.com
1255 41st Ave, Capitola
831.427.2900 or 855.427.2900
T

Elegant,	new	hotel	near	beach,	shops,	quaint	Capitola	Village,	Pleasure	Point	surfing.	Free	internet,	breakfast,	exercise	room,	pool/spa,	bocce	court,	whirlpools,	
fireplaces.	Conference	room	&	lounge.		High:	$179+		
Low:	$109+		See	ad	pg.	inside	back	cover.

fern river resort motel

www.fernriver.com M
5250 Hwy. 9, Felton, 831.335.4412

Midst	the	majestic	forest	-	a	rare	&	precious	garden,	
nestled	on	the	river	and	in	the	towering	redwood	
trees.	Individual	&	duplex	cottages,	many	with	
kitchens,	BBQs,	picnic	areas	&	gas	fireplaces.		High:	
$109	-	$219		Low:	$74	-	$144

firesiDe inn

311 2nd Street, Santa Cruz
831.426.7123 B

Recently	renovated	rooms.	1	block	from	beach	&	
boardwalk	attractions,	wharf	and	Cocoanut	Grove.	

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www.hiesantacruz.com
1410 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz
831.466.9100	T

Highly	rated,	free	breakfast	&	WiFi.	Minutes	
from	beach,	Boardwalk	and	historic	Pacific	Avenue.		
High:	$155	-	$395		Low:	$115	-	$295		See	ad	pg.	20

holiDay inn exPress hotel
& suites

www.holidayinnexpresswatsonville.com
1855 Main Street, Watsonville
831.728.3600 T

You	just	might	wake	up	feeling	a	little	smarter	for	
choosing	Holiday	Inn	Express.		High:	$169.99	-	
$249.99		Low:	$99.99	-	$199.99		See	ad	pg.	63

hotel PaCifiC inn

www.pacificinnsantacruz.com
330 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz
831.425.3722 or 877.425.3722
T

Our	Mediterranean-style	Inn	is	just	blocks	from	the	
boardwalk	and	downtown.		We	offer	comfortable	
rooms	with	all	the	amenities.		For	your	added	relaxation	we	have	a	heated	enclosed	pool	&	spa.		High:	
$109.50+	Low:	$49.50	-	$89.50		See	ad	pg.	38

hotel ParaDox

www.thehotelparadox.com
611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz
831.425.7100 or 855.425.7200
T

Located	in	Downtown	Santa	Cruz,	California.	A	
unique	hotel	experience	that	explores	an	urban	forest	
set	inside	a	beach	town.	Genuine	hospitality	and	a	
design-forward	experience	delight	the	senses.	This	
sophisticated	hotel	combines	guest	rooms,	suites,	
modern	amenities,	unique	meeting	spaces,	and	
Solaire	Restaurant	+	Bar	to	create	the	ultimate	guest	
experience.		High:	$175-$405		Low:	$125-$175		See	
ad	inside	front	cover.

hoWarD Johnson inn at the
santa Cruz Wharf
www.hojosantacruz.com
130 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
831.423.7737 B

Located	across	from	the	Santa	Cruz	Fisherman's	
Wharf	&	near	the	Beach	Boardwalk.		Offers	comfort-

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able	ocean	view	guest	rooms.		High:	$169.50+		Low:	
$89.50+		See	ad	pg.	31

inn at PasatiemPo

www.innatpasatiempo.com
555 Hwy 17, Santa Cruz
831.423.5000 R

Located	in	the	wooded	seclusion	of	the	Santa	Cruz	
mountains,	minutes	from	the	Beach/Boardwalk	and	
Monterey	Bay.		High:	$165	-	$195		Low:	$75	-	$110		
See	ad	pg.	48

the islanDer motel

www.theislandermotelca.com
522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz
831.426.7766 T

Walk	to	beach/Boardwalk,	Wharf,	Downtown	restaurants.	Air	conditioning	&	wireless	internet.	Some	
rooms	with	fridge,	microwave.	AAA	2	Diamond	Approved.	Complementary	Breakfast.		High:	$269.99+		
Low:	$59.99+

Knights inn

www.knightsinn.com
510 Leibrandt Avenue, Santa Cruz
831.423.6020 B

Just	a	two	minute	walk	to	the	beach,	Boardwalk	
&	downtown	Santa	Cruz.	Microwave	&	fridge	in	
all	rooms.	Heated	pool	in	season.		Free	parking,	all	
rooms	are	non-smoking;	pet	friendly	rooms.		Call	us	
for	the	best	rates	in	town.		High:	$70	-	$450		Low:	
$40	-	$200

lanai loDge

550 Second Street, Santa Cruz
831.426.3626 B

Just	minutes	to	UCSC,	the	beach	and	other	attractions	including	state	parks,	golfing,	museums,	
shopping,	boating	and	a	wide	variety	of	restaurants.	
Comfortable	rooms,	seasonal	heated	outdoor	pool.		
High:	$115	-	$225		Low:	$50	-	$70

mission inn

www.mission-inn.com
2250 Mission St., Santa Cruz
831.425.5455 or 800.895.5455
T

53-room	Spanish	style	inn,	high	speed	wireless	
internet,	complimentary	continental	breakfast.	Only	
5	minutes	to	the	beach.		High:	$199.95+		Low:	
$79.95+		See	ad	pg.	48

national 9 motel

130 Plymouth Street, Santa Cruz
831.426.4515 T

Restaurants	within	walking	distance.	Free	local	calls	
and	HBO.	Corporate	rates	and	senior	discounts.	Free	
wireless	internet.	Easy	access	to	highways.		High:	$79	
-	$199		Low:	$49

oCean eCho inn & BeaCh
Cottages

www.oceanecho.com
401 Johans Beach Drive, Santa Cruz
831.462.4192 B

A	hidden	gem	with	direct	access	to	a	favorite	local	
beach	between	Santa	Cruz	&	Capitola.	Charming	
location	with	quaint	rooms.		High:	$135	-	$345		Low:	
$89	-	$295		See	ad	pg.	54

oCean gate inn

www.santacruzoceangateinn.com
111 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz
831.429.8244 or 610.348.0325
TB

Ideally	located	in	the	heart	of	Santa	Cruz.	Just	a	short	
walk	to	the	Beach	Boardwalk,	downtown	shops	and	
restaurants.	Affordable	spacious	rooms	with	private	
balcony	to	enjoy	Boardwalk	or	mountain	views.		
High:	$70-$250		Low:	$45-$75

oCean PaCifiC loDge

www.theoceanpacificlodge.com
301 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz
831.457.1234 or 1.866.250.5571
B

Conveniently	located	near	Santa	Cruz's	famous	
amusements.	We	are	walking	distance	to	Downtown,	
the	Wharf,	and	the	Beach	Boardwalk.		High:	$399+		
Low:	$69+		See	ad	pg.	66

oCeana inn

www.oceanainn.com
525 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz
831.426.2300 T B

55	unit	indoor/outdoor	hotel	with	seasonally	heated	
pool.		Free	wifi,	in-room	coffee,	continental	breakfast	
&	parking.		Rooms	accommodate	1-6	people.		High:	
$59+		Low:	$49+

PeliCan Point inn

www.pelicanpointinn-santacruz.com
2-1345 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
831.475.3381 B

Short	stroll	to	Twin	Lakes	State	Beach	and	Santa	Cruz	
Yacht	Harbor;	close	to	restaurants	and	shopping.		
High:	$149	-	$199		Low:	$99	-	$159		See	ad	pg.	58

quality inn & suites
santa Cruz mountains

www.staybysantacruz.com
9733 Highway 9, Ben Lomond
831.336.2292 M

A	newly	rejuvenated	redwood	resort	inn	located	near	
Santa	Cruz,	CA	and	coastal	beaches.		High:	$99	-	
$299		Low:	$69	-	$99

ramaDa limiteD santa Cruz
www.ramadasantacruzca.com
516 Water Street, Santa Cruz
831.426.6111 or 800.272.6232
T

Experience	friendly	customer	service	&	sophistocated	
accommodation	at	affordable	prices	in	the	heart	
of	Santa	Cruz,	just	minutes	from	the	Santa	Cruz	
Beach	Boardwalk	&	the	ocean.	All	rooms	nonsmoking.	High:	$89.99+	Low:	$60+		See	ad	page	31.

	

rio sanDs hotel

www.riosands.com B
116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos
831.688.3207 or 800.826.2077

Family	motel	just	a	2-minute	stroll	from	the	beach.		
Swim	in	our	pool	heated	to	80	degrees	year	round.		
Spa,	BBQ	pits,	free	Wi-Fi.		Tempur-Pedic	beds	in	king	
rooms.		Kitchen	and	family	suites	available.		High:	
$169	-	$219		Low:	$69-$149

santa Cruz Dream inn

www.dreaminnsantacruz.com
175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
831.426.4330 B

Santa	Cruz's	only	beachfront	hotel	adjacent	to	the	
beach/Boardwalk	and	Wharf.		Every	room	has	a	private	ocean-front	balcony.		High:	$269	-	$409		Low:	
$189	-	$239		See	ad	pg.	14

santa Cruz hotel grouP

www.SantaCruzHotelGroup.com
Various locations, Santa Cruz County
TB

	A	unique	collection	of	hotels,	ideally	located	
throughout	Santa	Cruz	County,	perfect	for	business	
or	leisure.		High:	$95+		Low:	$75+		See	ad	pg.42,	54,	
inside	back	cover.

sea & sanD inn

www.santacruzmotels.com
201 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
831.427.3400 B

Near	the	Santa	Cruz	Wharf	on	the	cliffs	overlooking	
Monterey	Bay,	we	have	ocean	views	from	every	
room.		High:	$199	-	$479		Low:	$119	-	$319		See	
ad	pg.	60

seasCaPe BeaCh resort monterey Bay

www.seascaperesort.com
One Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos
831.688.6800 or 800.929.7727
B

Located	nine	miles	south	of	Santa	Cruz	in	Aptos,	
the	resort	is	set	on	45	acres	of	breathtaking	coastal	
bluffs.		High:	$340-$774		Low:	$229-$520		See	
ad	pg.	3



Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014

Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014
Contents
Welcome to Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz
Whale Watching and More
Playing Around
Every Dog Has Its Day
Santa Cruz County Has Taste
2014 Events Calendar
Maps
Raise a Glass to County Wine
Monterey Bay
Capitola and Soquel
Make a Play Date
Scotts Valley
San Lorenzo Valley
From the Mountains to the Sea
Pleasure Point
Live Creatively
Aptos
Davenport
Watsonville and Pajaro Valley
Dining Guide
Lodging Guide
Visitor Activites
Find Your Perfect Beach
Advertisers Index
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Welcome to Santa Cruz County
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Whale Watching and More
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Playing Around
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Every Dog Has Its Day
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Santa Cruz County Has Taste
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - 2014 Events Calendar
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Maps
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Raise a Glass to County Wine
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Monterey Bay
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Capitola and Soquel
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Make a Play Date
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Scotts Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - San Lorenzo Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Pleasure Point
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Live Creatively
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Aptos
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Davenport
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Lodging Guide
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Visitor Activites
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