Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea
720 Hill Street
Capitola, CA 95010
Phone: (831) 462-3004
Fax: (831) 462-0835
Owned and operated by Adair Paterno and Tim Clifford, Sante Adairius Rustic Ales follows a Belgian tradition of brewing. Located on Kennedy Drive, in Capitola, this popular brewery features a taproom and offers tasting tours, between Tuesdays and Sundays, to those interested in learning the art of craft brewing. Known best for their innovative, flavorful and barrel-treated beer, Sante Adairius also offers a range of more mainstream brews. If you're a beer fanatic, this you must give this place a visit!
Resurrection Catholic Community is a Catholic church located in Aptos, California. The present church building was constructed in 2002, and features an interesting chancel shape, with an entrance way at each end. The congregation is quite active in the local community, and is the center of the cultural scene here. The church also has play area for kids, in addition to a cemetery behind the church.
Aptos Village County Park is a great place to spend time with the family and enjoy the weather. With over 10 acres of land, picnic tables where you can enjoy a family BBQ and even a charming gazebo often used for weddings, you can't go wrong with a Sunday afternoon in this park. There is ample parking and the occasional festival held on the premise. Open till sunset daily. This is perfect place to walk your dog under the canopy of beautiful trees.
A National Historic Landmark called the Santa Cruz Looff Carousel and Roller Coaster On The Beach Boardwalk is a great place for amusement for kids as well as adults. A great place for time with family or an outing with friends this place is just the perfect outing spot that attracts several visitors daily. The two rides were listed on the register of the National Historic Places in the year 1987.
Located off the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, this is a family-friendly entertainment center with a miniature golf course, video arcade, restaurant and snack bar, billiard room, and game deck. Golf is its main attraction, with a two-story novelty course complete with treasure chests and pirate ships. Do not forget to take a look at the photo and memorabilia displays of historical Santa Cruz. Afterwards, take a walk along the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and take a ride on the classic 1924 Giant Dipper roller coaster.
Nestled by the Monterey Bay, the city of Santa Cruz features long stretches of beaches and redwood forest mountains. It also has 17 state parks and offers plenty of recreational facilities. Some interesting sites worth visiting are the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Lighthouse Field State Beach, Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary, Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, and Lighthouse Point. Whether you are a surfer, nature enthusiast, history buff or an athlete, there is lots to explore this beautiful coastal resort town.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Santa Cruz County is a church that follows Unitarian Universalism, a religious inclination towards spiritual growth and a liberal attitude towards every religion, taking the best that every religion has to teach. The church frequently holds services, in addition to having programs for kids, adults and families. The church community is quite welcoming, and one can be sure to be made to feel like a part of them here.
Established in 1967, the Alan Chadwick Garden was initially called the Student Garden Project. It is now run by the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems of the University of California, Santa Cruz. This three-acre (1.21 hectare) organic garden has a great variety of flowers, vegetables, herbs and fruit trees. These include apple, citrus and pear, and heritage roses. Following the principles of its founder, this lush garden has set an example in organic horticulture.
The farm at University of California Santa Cruz is managed by the staff and students of the Department of Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, who also operate the Alan Chadwick Garden that's located in the farm's vicinity. Both sites function as significant parts of training and studies. The result of their efforts is a farm-fresh, organic produce that is sold at the Market Cart, twice a week. Both, the farm and the garden remain open to public between 8a and 6p. While the docent-led tours here give a comprehensive insight into the agricultural process, self-guided tours are also allowed.
The Arboretum at the University of California, Santa Cruz is home to hundreds of varieties of flowers from all over the world, if one actually slows down and smell the roses. The secluded garden features beautiful plant species and is also ideal for some bird watching and light hiking. The gardens also make for a lovely and informal wedding venue. This is a place where one really appreciate nature and small things in life.
The Natural Bridges State Beach is a good place to take a much deserved break from your daily life and to just slow down. This park is known for its beach area, that houses many a marine species such as crabs, sea stars, wildflowers and more, in addition to birds, seals and otters. If you're lucky, you may even find a whale in the deep waters in the distance. The park has a visitor center as well, along with several picnic tables. The park is also the nesting ground of a large colony of Monarch butterflies, and one can tour the park to know more about them.
Siltanen Park is a community park located near the Vine Hill Elementary School and the Scotts Valley High School in Scotts Valley. The park is a good place to head to if you wish to breathe in some fresh air, or even play a sport. The park has a baseball diamond, in addition to two tennis courts, making it a good spot for students of the nearby schools. There is also a swimming pool on-site.