Local Area Attractions
Montery Bay is the hub of many activities and fun places to visit! The Santa Cruz KOA is based in the center, making it the perfect base camp for your vacation!
Santa Cruz Beaches
We are located just under 1 mile from Manresa State Beach. Miles of sand, park lands and bike paths extend the length of Santa Cruz County. A short drive leads you to a relaxing day of fresh crab, kite flying and walking on the beach. Let your cares fade away as the waves hit the shore. Watch the fishing boats bring in the daily catch and enjoy fresh crab and San Francisco Sourdough. Enjoy some BBQ'd oysters, a local's favorite! Waterfront restaurants and souvenir shopping are available up and down the coast.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park
Located in Santa Cruz, 15 minutes north of the campground, the Santa Cruze Beach Boardwalk offers carnival rides, including the 1924 "Giant Dipper" - one of the few wooden roller coasters still in existence, as well as games, shops, miniature golf and more. As the only remaining seaside amusement park in the country, the Boardwalk is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.
Historic Monterey - Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf
Once the heart of Monterey’s 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 between Reeside and David Avenue. Fisherman’s 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.
Roaring Camp Railroads
A quick (25 minute) car ride gets you to the train station in Felton for a trip back in time. Board the Roaring Camp Railroad's steam train and embark on a 90-minute journey through redwood groves to the top of Bear Mountain. The Beach Train takes riders on three-hour tours of redwood forests, across a century-old steel bridge, and through an 1875 tunnel.
Local Area Activities
Our local area is known for great Surfing and other ocean activities. Enjoy your time at our campground and spend a day at the beach!
Monterey Peninsula Visitors & Convention Bureau
This beautiful seaside community combines all the charm of small town America with an endless variety of recreational and cultural activities. Monterey's rich history, the saga of California's Mission Trail, historic Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row, 20 world-class golf courses, the world's best aquarium, a unique variety of shops and galleries and a spectacular assortment of parks and natural areas combine to provide a truly unrivaled place for your next getaway. Monterey.com brings the peninsula to you!
Santa Cruz County Conference & Vistors Council
The beaches are just the beginning! Explore majestic redwood forests in Santa Cruz County's 14 state parks. Taste fresh cuisine and fine wines. Experience rich history and acclaimed arts. Santa Cruz’s Traveler's Guide will help you discover all that Santa Cruz has to offer. Online visitor information keeps you up-to-date on Santa Cruz's year-round events for everyone. Find out about the latest news for visitors, or check out what's happening this week. Many things to see and do in Santa Cruz County are absolutely free.
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Santa Cruz Farmers Market
The Downtown Santa Cruz Farmers’ Market is open rain or shine every Wednesday afternoon from 1:30pm to 6:30pm for the summer season and 1:30pm to 5:30pm during the winter months. If you have not been to the market in awhile, you will be in for a surprise, the market has expanded and now occupies the entire block off of Cedar and Lincoln St.The market is located one block off of Pacific Ave. at the corner of Lincoln St. and Cedar St. in the parking lot behind Total Fitness.