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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 107 Restaurants in Capitola
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Shadowbrook
Shadowbrook
Ranked #2 of 107 Restaurants in Capitola
Price:
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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 107 Restaurants in Capitola
Price:
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pizza My Heart
Pizza My Heart
Ranked #4 of 107 Restaurants in Capitola
Price: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza, Fast Food, Italian
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Margaritaville
Margaritaville
Ranked #5 of 107 Restaurants in Capitola
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Mexican
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Monarch Cove Inn
3.5 of 5
Monarch Cove Inn
$133 - $235
Ranked #1 of 4 Capitola B&B and Inns
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Best Western Plus Capitola By-The-Sea Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
Best Western Plus Capitola By-The-Sea Inn & Suites
$129 - $250
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Capitola
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Rio Sands Hotel
2.0 of 5
Rio Sands Hotel
$99 - $219
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Aptos
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Capitola Hotel
3.0 of 5
Capitola Hotel
$207 - $310
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Capitola
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Inn at Depot Hill
4.0 of 5
Inn at Depot Hill
$225 - $349
Ranked #2 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
$141 - $275
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Capitola
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Dream Inn
4.0 of 5
Dream Inn
$230 - $488
Ranked #2 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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Seascape Resort
4.0 of 5
Seascape Resort
$269 - $445
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Aptos
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Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
4.0 of 5
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
$166 - $291
Ranked #4 of 54 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.