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
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. The variety of distinctive specialty items makes for an interesting and fun place to shop! 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.
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.
Roaring Camp Railroad A 45 minute drive 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 and to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
It's “always kid season” at Gizdich Ranch . This fourth generation family ranch has “Pik-Yor-Sef” berries and apples, a Farm Park, antique and gift shop and picnic areas. Enjoy the fresh country air as you take a walking tour. Free Admission. Located in Watsonville, just 15 minutes to the north. Spend a day with your family at our family ranch and breathe in the fresh air and countryside atmosphere. Pick your favorite fruit of the season right off the tree or vine; then, picnic among the apple trees and the hills. Take home a jar (or two) of fresh berry jams, and eat the best pies this side of the Rockies!
Some of the finest restaurants in the Monterey Bay are situated 5 minutes from the RV Park. The Whole Enchilada 831-633-3038, The Lighthouse Grille 831-633-3858, the Whole Enchilada Marketplace and delicatessen 831-632-2628 (offering a complimentary wine tasting every Friday evening), Sea Harvest Fish Market & Restaurant 831-633-8300, Phil's Fish Market & Eatery 831-633-2152, Phil's Snack Shack 831-633-1775 Moss Landing Cafe 831-633-3355, The Haute Enchilada Restaurant & Gallery 831-633-5843, Lemon Grass Restaurant 831-633-0700, Alfonso's Authentic Mexican Food in Castroville (10 minutes) 831-731-5127
Seymour Marine Discovery Center is host to a wealth of living displays, exhibits, touch tanks and tours. Worth the trip just to view the world's largest displayed blue whale skeleton. For information and tour times visit the website or call 831-459-3800
Gilroy Gardens is a beautiful California amusement park, located just a 45 minute drive away in Gilroy, CA, and is the only California theme park with a horticultural theme. The Park features over forty rides, attractions, educational exhibits and majestic gardens. Please check the website for dates and hours of operation.