Capitola Activities
Things to do and see in Capitola Village by the sea


Things to do and see in Capitola Village by the sea. All things within walking distance
of your apartment in Capitola Suites!
The best thing about being in the small
village of Capitola is that once you park your car you don't have think
about driving again unless you want to. To get around all you
need is a good pair of tennis shoes! And be assured
we have personally experienced everything
we recommend, or our guests have
have told us they have
experienced and
recommend.

We personally recommend these things to do and see.
BARS / CLUBS / LIVE MUSIC ... DINING ... EVENTS CALENDAR ... MOUNTAIN BIKING ... SURFING

EVENTS CALENDAR

Capitola Chamber of Commerce - Events Calendar

Art & Wine Festival
Food, music, art and wine. Book early for this popular event.


Begonia Festival
A tradition in the village. An end of Summer festival with decorated boats
floating down the Soquel Creek water way ending at the beach!

Rod & Custom Classic Car Show
Featuring over 300 hotrod's, muscle cars, roadsters & classic vintage automobiles!

Twilight Concerts
During Summer fun evening free music happenings at the beach.
Good bands and a very popular local events.


Wharf to Wharf Race

A famous 6 mile foot race from the Santa Cruz Wharf to the Capitola Village Wharf.
Great bands positioned all along the route to cheer you one
Sign up early to be included, or stand watch
along the route. Fun, Fun


BARS , CLUBS & LIVE MUSIC VENUES

Bluewater Steakhouse
110 Monterey Avenue, Capitola Tel. 831.464.2583.
Happy hour is from 4-7pm Monday through Thursday with a beach backdrop.
A casual upscale bar and steakhouse and place to watch the sunset.

Fog Bank Bar & Grille
211 Esplanade, Capitola Tel. 831.462.1881.
Good live music brings in crowds. A patio overlooking the beach with smoking and drinking
turns off many. A decidedly older crowd stays inside and buggies big time! For some
its a really fun place to watch people and hear live tunes. The food is not the
attraction here. Only one bathroom so the lines are long. If you are
sensitive to smoke you may have a problem here.

Margaritaville
221 Esplanade,Capitola. 831.476.2263.
Live DJs on the weekend, Margaritaville attracts a young crowd. Strong drinks, a good view
of the river and a bit of the beach. The music is loud for some tastes and fun for
some who want to meet the opposite sex. There is plenty of room for dancing.

Shadowbrook
1750 Wharf Road, Capitola. 831.475.1511.
(Friday, 4-6pm) Considered a Santa Cruz County and Capitola institution. Primarily a place
where you come for good food, a creek side setting with romance galore! The Wednesday
night wine tastings from 5-8pm, which include perfectly paired hors d'oeuvre's.
Often there are great discounts on featured vintner's bottles.

The Wharf House
1400 Wharf Rd., Capitola. 831.476.3534.
At the end of the Capitola Wharf, live music on the top deck during Summer. Not known for food.
However seafood is fresh. Nightly bar crowd usually older.A nice walk and
good place to view the shore line of Capitola Village.


Zelda's
203 Esplanade, Capitola. 831.475.4900.
A beach front deck overlooking Capitola beach with live music outside in the summer, and moves inside
when weather turns cold. Bar & food. DJs are the norm for Friday nights and Saturdays usually
have a live band.
Food prices are considered steep for what they offer.

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SURFING OPTIONS IN & AROUND CAPITOLA

Capitola Beach is considered a great place learn to surf, and one of the very safest places. With
usual gentle wave action. Many use of long boards when waves conditions are permissible. And
the famous spot called 'The Hook' is located along Pleasure Point, located at the end of
the stairway located at 41st Avenue a 15 minute walk from Capitola. It is longboard
surf area primarily, and shortboards are used only when the waves are higher. It
is a spot considered best for skilled surfers. Closer to Capitola is 30th Ave
and East but few people are permitted to surf in the area due to its
difficulty. Do not over estimate your ability. If you are not
sure of your ability stick to Capitola Beach and you will
learn faster and have a fun, safe experience.
"My Son, Son-in-law and Grandchildren
learned to surf here and still
do on occasions.", Bev

> Surfboard Rentals
Surf Report ... u-tube videos

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Mountain Biking in Niscene Park
World class mountain biking in one of the most beautiful places anywhere.



Shuttle Smith Adventures
a daily bus service takes nine people and their mountain bikes
to the top of Demonstration Forest in Nisene Marks where a 15-mile descent
awaits them. The bus will pick you up at your Capitola Suites
apartment and return you to your doorstep. Quality
Equipment is provided for you by this
unique mountain biking service.


Lauren at 408.529.6464


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