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Castle Rock State Park

15000 Skyline Blvd., Los Gatos
Phone: 408.867.2952 or 831.338.8861 (Backpacking Reservations), www.thatsmypark.org or www.parks.ca.gov
Features 5,242 acres of parkland, 35 miles of hiking trails, two
backpacking campgrounds and some equestrian trails. No dogs.
Open 6am to sunset.

DeLaveaga Park

850 Branciforte Drive, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.420.5270, www.santacruzparksandrec.com
Features two softball fields, two bocce ball courts, a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, a children's playground, reservable and
non-reservable picnic areas and a large non-reservable turf area
(The Meadow). Dog Friendly. Open daily 9am - sunset.

Depot Park

119 Center St., Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.420.5270, www.santacruzparksandrec.com
Large plaza area, children's playground. Open daily, sunrise to
sunset.

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine
Research Reserve

1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville
Phone: 831.728.2822, www.elkhornslough.org
Visitor center & five miles of trails through oak woodlands,
grasslands, fresh & saltwater marshes, seasonal wildlife. Open
Wed. - Sun. 9am - 5pm, Tours: Sat. & Sun. 10am, 1pm.

Felton Covered Bridge Park

Graham Hill Rd. and Mt. Hermon Rd., Felton
Phone: 831.454.7956, www.scparks.com
A California State Historical Landmark and park with playground,
picnic tables and a sand volleyball court. Open sunrise to sunset.

The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park

Aptos Creek Road, Aptos Phone: 831.763.7063
www.thatsmypark.org or www.parks.ca.gov
10,000 acres of undeveloped second-growth redwood forest
offers 30 miles of trails. Several picnic areas. Parking fees - selfregistration every day. Open daily 6am to sunset.

Harvey West Park

300 Evergreen Street, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.420.5270, www.santacruzparksandrec.com
A park for the whole family. Picnic areas, banquet/meeting facilities
and athletic fields available for reservation as well as hiking trails,
play equipment and a sand volleyball court. Open daily 9am - sunset.

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

101 N. Big Trees Park Road, Felton
Phone: 831.335.7077 or 800.444.7275 (Reservations)
www.thatsmypark.org or www.parks.ca.gov
Self-guided trails, picnic areas, nature center and bookstore on
site. Campground is off Graham Hill Road.

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Fall Creek

1400 Felton Empire Road, Felton Phone: 831.335.4598 or
831.335.7077, www.thatsmypark.org or www.parks.ca.gov
Heavily forested 2,400-acre park has historic lime kiln, barrel mill
remnants and 20 miles of hiking trails. Open sunrise to sunset.

Highlands County Park

8500 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond
Phone: 831.454.7956, www.scparks.com
Something for everyone in a creekside setting; popular wedding
facility, group picnic sites, sports fields and tennis. Open sunrise to
sunset or by reservation.

Jade Street Park/Capitola
Community Center

4400 Jade Street, Capitola
Phone: 831.475.5935, www.capitolarecreation.com
Community Center offering recreation classes. Park has tennis
courts, softball and soccer fields. Park open 6am - sunset.

Lighthouse Point

West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.420.5270, www.santacruzparksandrec.com
The Point features a surfing museum in a lighthouse & is the
location of Steamer Lane, the county's most famous surfing spot.
Lawn available to rent for weddings & other outdoor ceremonies.
Open daily, sunrise - sunset.

Loch Lomond Recreation Area

100 Loch Lomond Way, Felton
Phone: 831.335.7424, www.cityofsantacruz.com
A beautiful jewel in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Hiking, picnicking,
fishing, interpretive walks & water education with rangers. Boat
rentals, bait, tackle, fishing licenses, souvenirs. No swimming.
Open daily Mar. 1 - Labor Day, 7am to sunset. Open weekends
Sep. - second week of Oct., 7am - 6pm.

MacDorsa Park

1 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley
Phone: 831.438.3251, www.scottsvalley.org
Features BBQ area, picnic area, gazebo, playground and large
open grass area. Located adjacent to Scott Valley City Hall, this
park is the home of Scott House, built by Hiram Scott in 1853. 7
am - half hour before sunset.

Neary Lagoon Park

110 California St., Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.420.5270, www.santacruzparksandrec.com
Abundant wildlife, trails, small play area, tennis courts, floating
walkways on the water & interpretive signage. No dogs allowed
in wildlife refuge area. Open daily, sunrise to sunset.

Pinto Lake County Park

757 Green Valley Rd., Watsonville
Phone: 831.454.7956, www.scparks.com
183-acre park has a beautiful lake, baseball and soccer fields,
playgrounds and trails. Pavilions available by reservation. Open
sunrise to sunset.

Quail Hollow Ranch County Park

800 Quail Hollow Rd., Felton
Phone: 831.454.7956 or 831.335.9348, www.scparks.com
Historical ranch center with wedding & reception facilities, summer day camp, interpretive programs & classes, hiking trails. Open
sunrise to sunset or by reservation. Visitor Center open Sat. &
Sun. 8:30am - 5pm.

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park

144 School Street, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.425.5849
www.thatsmypark.org or www.parks.ca.gov
The oldest building in the City of Santa Cruz and the only
remaining original building of the Mission Santa Cruz settlement.
Museum and tours. Open Thu. - Sat. 10am - 4pm.

INFORMATION

Emergency Service
Dominican Hospital

1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.462.7700, www.dominicanhospital.org
Emergency services 24 hours/7days.

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

2025 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.423.4111, www.pamf.org
Urgent Care locations - Santa Cruz 458.5537; Scotts Valley
458.6335; Westside Santa Cruz 458.6310; Watsonville 458.5860.
Hours vary by location.

Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital

2585 Soquel Dr., Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.475.5400, www.santacruzveterinaryhospital.com
Emergency: 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Watsonville Community Hospital

75 Nielson Street, Watsonville
Phone: 831.724.4741, www.watsonvillehospital.com
Emergency services 24 hours/7 days.

Information Locations
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks

144 School Street, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.429.1840 or ,www.ThatsMyPark.org
An entrepreneurial nonprofit sustaining the legacy of our state
parks and beaches, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks offers
visitor information on Santa Cruz County state parks and beaches
including special events, park activities and educational programs.
See ad page 40.

Santa Cruz County Conference &
Visitors Council

303 Water Street, Suite 100, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.425.1234 or
800.833.3494, www.santacruzcounty.travel
A private, non-profit corporation, the CVC exists to enhance
tourism & the economy in Santa Cruz County. Generally open
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 4pm, Sat. & Sun. 11am - 3pm, closed one hour
for lunch.

Real Estate &
Relocation
Bailey Properties

Siltanen Park

9119 Soquel Drive, Aptos
Phone: 831.688.7434, www.baileyproperties.com
In addition to vacation homes, call us for complete real estate
sales and relocation services. Whether spending a day at the
beach or making Santa Cruz home, call now. See ad page 58.

Simpkins Family Swim Center

Bus to Big Basin/ Santa Cruz
Metro Transit District

127 Vine Hill School Road, Scotts Valley
Phone: 831.438.3251, www.scottsvalley.org
Features BBQ pits, playground structure, soccer fields, softball
fields and a pool. Open daily, sunrise to sunset.
979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.454.7946, www.scparks.com
This complete swim center offers a 50-meter pool, 150-ft water
slide, a warm water zero-entry pool & a spray zone play area!

Skypark

361 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley
Phone: 831.438.3251, www.scottsvalley.org
Features playground, tennis, basketball & bocce courts, soccer
fields, BBQ pits, walking path, a 20,000 sq. foot skate park. Open
daily, sunrise to sunset.

Wilder Ranch State Park

1401 Coast Rd., off Hwy 1, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.423.9703 or
831.426.0505, www.thatsmypark.org or www.parks.ca.gov
Trails for hiking, biking and equestrian use, historic ranch center,
and six miles of pristine coastline. No dogs. Historic complex open
Thu. - Sun. 10am - 4pm; park open daily 8am - sunset.

Transportation

Metro Center: 920 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.425.8600 or 831.426.6080, www.scmtd.com
Provides fixed route bus and Paratransit services to Santa Cruz
County and Highway 17 Express service to San Jose/AMTRAK.
Weekend seasonal bus service to Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
Call or visit wesbsite for more information.

Early Bird Airport Shuttle

Capitola, Phone: 831.462.3933
www.earlybirdairportshuttle.com
Providing reliable, professional, fully licensed/bonded and insured,
private door-to-door airport shuttle service with environmentally
friendly vehicles. Office open daily for reservations, 9am - 6pm.
See ad page 44.

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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
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - From the Mountains to the Sea
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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
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Watsonville and Pajaro Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Dining Guide
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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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