Local Area Attractions
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park
Located in Santa Cruz, 30 minutes north of the our park, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Offers great carnival rides as well as games, shops, miniature golf and more. The family-operated Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk celebrated its Centennial in 2007. As one of the last of the great seaside amusement parks in the United States, the Boardwalk gets better every year. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Historic Monterey - Cannery Row and Fishermans Wharf
Once the heart of Montereys canning industry, Cannery Row is now a bustling shopping area. There are more than 150 stores located along the six-block stretch of Cannery Row. The variety of distinctive specialty items makes for an interesting and fun place to shop! Fishermans Wharf is lined with seafood restaurants, fish markets, art galleries, specialty shops, candy stores, a theater and fishing, diving, sight-seeing and whale-watching charter and tour companies.
John Steinbeck Museum
John Steinbeck is one of the best-known and most revered American literary figures. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Grapes of Wrath (1939), highlighting the lives of migrant farm workers in the Salinas Valley, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. Seventeen of his works, including Cannery Row (1945), The Pearl (1947), and East of Eden (1955), were made into Hollywood movies. The John Sreinbeck Museum is a must see for all Steinbeck fans.