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Capitola
Capitola, just minutes south of Santa Cruz, is California’s oldest seaside resort town, and boasts a Mediterranean flavor. An esplanade winds around village shops and bistros, while picture-ready views from the Capitola Wharf create a relaxing atmosphere. Experience signature events like the Capitola Art & Wine Festival, Capitola Begonia Festival, wine tasting rooms, and shopping. Take a hillside “cable car” to dinner overlooking Soquel Creek, next to scenic gardens and waterfalls.

All things to do » Things to do

Capitola City Beach
Capitola City Beach
Artsy, secluded spot close by, but away from the crowds of Santa Cruz
Attraction type: Beaches
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New Brighton State Beach
New Brighton State Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
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Capitola Historical Museum
Capitola Historical Museum
Attraction type: History Museums
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West Cliff Drive
West Cliff Drive(Santa Cruz)
Attraction type: Scenic Drives; Scenic Walking Areas
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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park(Felton)
Minutes away from the city, this park has old redwoods.
Attraction type: State Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria
Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria
Ranked #1 of 103 Restaurants in Capitola
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian Friendly
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Shadowbrook
Shadowbrook
Ranked #2 of 103 Restaurants in Capitola
Price:
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Paradise Beach Grille
Paradise Beach Grille
Ranked #3 of 103 Restaurants in Capitola
Price:
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pizza My Heart
Pizza My Heart
Ranked #4 of 103 Restaurants in Capitola
Price: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Caruso's Tuscan Cuisine
Caruso's Tuscan Cuisine
Ranked #5 of 103 Restaurants in Capitola
Price: $10 - $33
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

BEST WESTERN PLUS Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites
$136 - $286
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Capitola
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Monarch Cove Inn
3.5 of 5
Monarch Cove Inn
$142 - $385
Ranked #1 of 4 Capitola B&B and Inns
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola
2.5 of 5
Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola
$152 - $337
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Capitola
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Capitola Hotel
Capitola Hotel
$217 - $284
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Capitola
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Inn at Depot Hill
4.0 of 5
Inn at Depot Hill
$216 - $331
Ranked #2 of 4 Capitola B&B and Inns
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Capitola Venetian Hotel
2.5 of 5
Capitola Venetian Hotel
$185 - $404
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Capitola
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Seascape Resort
4.0 of 5
Seascape Resort
$260 - $447
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Aptos
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Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel
4.0 of 5
Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel
$253 - $568
Ranked #4 of 53 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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Chaminade Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Chaminade Resort & Spa
$204 - $420
Ranked #10 of 53 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.