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Things to Do

Things to Do 

Whatever pursuit you prefer, Chaminade Resort & Santa Cruz offers uniquely diverse and exciting opportunities for recreation, relaxation and fun. Situated on more than 300-acres the lush grounds and natural beauty make Chaminade Resort a playground for year-round fun. Enjoy our sports lawn with bocce ball, horseshoes, disc golf putting, corn hole and more!  Scroll below for more adventures and resort fun.

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Resort Recreation

Don't feel like leaving the resort? No problem! There's plenty to do on the Chaminade grounds, including relaxing by the pool and hot tub, cooling off under a cabana, hiking through the Redwoods or treating yourself to a spa day.

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Santa Cruz

Experience coastal beaches, stroll along trails ine on of the many state parks, or enjoy seaside shopping in downtown Santa Cruz or nearby Capitola Village. Immerse yourself in all this and more, just 10 minutes from Chaminade.

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Fall Festival - October 29

Fall into fun this season as we welcome cooler temperatures, s’mores weather and Chaminade’s Fall Festival October 29th!

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Spread out on the resort’s expansive lawn and multiple acres to allow for ample physical distancing, carve out some fun and experience magical nights firing up s’mores and spend Saturday strolling through the pumpkin patch and haunted forest!  Kids will love interacting with a variety of friendly and furry critters at the petting zoo or saddling up for a pony ride and enjoying a variety of lawn games.  Resort guests are invited to dress up in their ghoulish best for a costume contest and feast on some tasty favorites courtesy of Santa Cruz Fun Foods.

Fall Festival Details:

  • Haunted Forest
  • DJ Music
  • Family Games
  • Costume Contest
  • Photo Booth
  • Food and Drinks featuring local vendors:
    Humble Sea Brewery
    Bargetto Winery
  • Cash Bar
  • Bonfire and S'mores kits for $15

Fall Festival Tickets:

  • Adults & Children 4+: $40
  • Children uder 4: FREE

Admission Includes:

  • (1) Food Ticket
  • (1) Drink Ticket (Valid for Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic Beverage)

Ticket prices are per person. Tickets required for entry.  Subject to change. Rules and restrictions may apply.

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Top 5 Things to Do

From live music and weekly events at The View meandering atop mountains to exploring downtown Santa Cruz, Chaminade gets you close to some of the most exciting things to do in the Monterey Bay area. Add these five activities to your Santa Cruz bucket list.

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Mountaintop Adventures

Santa Cruz is right on the edge of the great outdoors. From rolling hills and zip lines to thick forests and state park, Santa Cruz is a nature lover's paradise. Embark on your next adventure in Chaminade's 300 forested acres.

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Wine Country

The Santa Cruz Mountains are one of California's better-kept secrets. Among the rolling hills, you'll found countless lesser-known yet still award-winning wineries. Go tasting and touring these family-owned wineries and vineyards.

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