Capitola is a laid-back beach town in the Monterey Bay area, nestled between the more popular Santa Cruz and Aptos. It’s known for its colorful Venetian buildings that sit on the water and is one of the oldest beach resort towns on the entire West Coast. Explore the Capitola Wharf and shopping and dining around the Village. Take a surf or SUP board lesson, go fishing, or spend the afternoon walking or riding your bike around this small, quaint town. Grab a drink after a day at the beach at one of the many oceanfront bars and restaurants around town! Make reservations at the famous Shadowbrook Restaurant for a romantic evening for two, or grab a more casual dinner at Zelda’s, Margaritaville or Paradise Beach Grille, some other local favorites.
In this family friendly vacation spot, pets are also welcome at many of the restaurants, parks and nearby beaches. Stay in a luxury beach house walking distance to restaurants, bars, shops and the Capitola Beach. Plan your vacation around the many seasonal events that come to Capitola Village, like the Capitola Art and Wine Festival, Surfing Santa, Capitola Village Halloween Parade and more.