For those with larger groups, we recommend you look for Airbnbs or vrbo rentals. Our address is 149 Beachview Avenue - anything within a couple miles should be a great location for the weekend.
We have not found a worthwhile block rate. We recommend you check out the Dream Inn (on West Cliff Dr) or Fairfield Marriott (on Mission Street). Anything that meets your needs nearby should work just fine too. Reach out to Chris or Emily if you need any help or suggestions!
Airports: Santa Cruz is 32 miles from SJC, 43 miles from MRY, and 68 miles from SFO. You can either rent a car, take UBER/LYFT, or public transit to town. (ask us if you need suggestions)
We spend much of our time walking, biking, and driving down West Cliff Drive between Natural Bridges and Cowells Beach. Get sandy, wet, or just cruise.
Touch pools, ocean education, and a beautiful view close to our home (and venue). Great fun for kids (of all ages!).
Our local amusement park. Home of the longest running wooden roller coaster west of the Mississippi. Honestly, worth the ride!
The Boardwalk also has laser tag (be careful inviting Em, she's a killer!), mini golf (Em's also killer), bowling, arcade, and the usual hodgepodge of games + fried delights.
Our favorite spots include: Bonny Doon Vineyards (in Davenport), Bargetto (in Soquel), MJA, Equinox (ask for Lily!), and Storrs.
Breweries are gaining momentum in Santa Cruz. For the beer enthusiasts, try Santa Cruz Mountain Brew Co, Humble Sea, Sante Adairius, and Shanty Shack.