At the north end of Monterey Bay,
you’ll find a quaint and other worldy destination: Capitola.
A resort-like town with enough quirks and spoils to keep you engaged when you need a break. Capitola, frequently considered the place to be for a day trip, is far more than that. It’s a destination by itself, with plenty to do and explore. To experience the town’s majesty, you’ll need several days.
Dozens of the best events in Santa Cruz are hosted in Capitola. The annual Wharf to Wharf race ends in Capitola Village; Capitola also hosts the Capitola Beach Festival, Monte Foundation Fireworks, and Summer Twilight Concerts. Petrol heads will love the Capitola Rod and Custom Classic Car Show, and there’s something new to learn about beer, wine, or arts and culture at the Capitola Sip & Stroll.
What to do in Capitola
If you’re wondering what to do in Capitola, this concise guide should help you.
Going out to Eat
The restaurants in Capitola all have two defining aspects in common: unbeatable location and world-class cuisine.
Visit the Paradise Beach Grille for remarkable seafood and steak. Margaritaville is American-Mexican cuisine with a patio on the water and — located on the Wharf — Wharf House Restaurant is a cozy place for some casual dining.
Enjoy a good glass of wine? You’re in luck. Wine tasting at Armida Winery in Capitola is a treat, and walk-ins are welcome.
You can also indulge in world-class beer at the local Capitola craft brewery Sante Adairius Rustic Ales, located on Kennedy Drive.
Surfing at Capitola Beach will never disappoint. Almost a year-round affair. If you don’t want to catch a wave, you can watch surfers from the pristine beach.
Art and Culture Tours
Capitola has a rich and diverse art scene. You can explore your creative side with watercolor lessons on the oceanside or indulge in a day of sightseeing and stop at a local art gallery.
Capitola Beach Accommodation
Your search for Capitola Beach Accommodation is over. Our Capitola short-stay rentals have everything you need to enjoy your stay in Capitola. Centrally located, every modern amenity you could desire, and — most importantly — the high ratings to prove it.
Your stay in Capitola will be memorable for all the right reasons, and you’ll be itching to come back.