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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 over 200+ acres the lush grounds and natural beauty make Chaminade Resort a playground for year-round fun. Enjoy our newly redesigned sports lawn with bocce ball, horseshoes, disc golf putting, corn hole and more!  Scroll below for more adventures and resort fun.

Discover Adventure in Santa Cruz

Experience the our coastal beaches, stroll along trails of one of our many State Parks, or experience our lush Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Growing Region. Enjoy boutique shopping in Downtown Santa Cruz, on Pacific Avenue, or try Capitola Village for a quaint seaside shopping experience. Immerse yourself in local and marine culture at the Museum of Art History, Natural History Museum of Santa Cruz, or the UCSC Seymour Discovery Center.

You can't beat Roaring Camp Railroads or the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for family fun. Travel further to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium and National Marine Sanctuary. This trip to Monterey is worth the day trip and just a quick 45 minute drive.

 

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 under a cabana, hiking through the Redwoods and treating yourself to a spa day.

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Sample Weekly Schedule of Activities

 Chaminade Resort & Spa is the place to be for family friendly fun, contests and adventure. Check out the sampling of activities below. *Please note that activities may change with the season, see the front desk for additional details*

  • Monday
    • Zumba at the Fitness Center
    • Yoga/Pilates Combo at the Fitness Center
  • Tuesday
    • Zumba at the Fitness Center
    • Yoga at the Fitness Center
  • Wednesday
    • Yoga at the Fitness Center
    • Circuit Training at the Fitness Center
  • Thursday
    • Zumba at the Fitness Center 
    • Yoga at the Fitness Center
  • Friday
    • Corn hole in one contest
    • Disc golf hole in one contest adults & kids 
    • Popsicle eating contest 
    • Paper airplane contest 
  • Saturday
    •  9 Hole Mini Disc Golf Contest
    • Water balloon toss 
    • Watermelon eating contest 
    • Corn hole tournament  
  • Sunday
    • Guided hike on our Nature Trail (ages 6 and up, limited to 10 guests)  
    • 9 Hole Mini Disc Golf Contest
    • Geocaching Adventure
    • Horseshoe Tournament

Labor Day Weekend Activities

Labor Day Weekend Dining, Events & Activities

  • AUGUST 30th FRIDAY
    • Chillin' & Grillin' On The Hill 5:30pm-10:00pm Action station dining experience. Family Friendly: Full Menu: Adults $35, Children 5-12 $14, Children 4-2 $7 Children Under 2 dine free. Salad, Family Friendly & Dessert Stations ONLY: Adults $22, 6-12, $9 Children 3-5, Children 2 and under dine free.*
  • AUGUST 31st SATURDAY
    • Poolside BBQ & Grill 12pm-4pm
    • Wine Tasting at The Spa Lounge 2pm-5pm
    • Chillin' & Grillin' On The Hill 5:30pm-10:00pm
    • Movie Night on the Sports Lawn just after Sunset ~ featuring "How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World“. S’mores, popcorn & beverages available for purchase
  • SEPTEMBER 1st SUNDAY
    • Poolside BBQ & Grill 12pm-4pm
    • Wine Tasting at The Spa Lounge 11am-2pm
    • Sunday Brunch 10am-1:30pm: $35 Adults, $18 Children 6-12, $9 Children 3-5, Children 2 and under dine free.* 
    • Happy Hour in Linwood's Bar & Grill 3pm-6pm
    • Chillin' & Grillin' On The Hill 5:30pm-10:00pm
  • SEPTEMBER 2nd MONDAY
    • Breakfast 7am-9:30am
    • Happy Hour in Linwood's Bar & Grill 3pm to close

*Tax and gratuity additional.

Labor Day Weekend Family Friendly Contests & Fun

FREE FUN FOR ALL HOTEL GUESTS

  • Friday 
    • Guided Hike On Blue Nature Trail (Ages 6 And Up, Limited To 10 Guests) 11:30am-12:30pm
    • Disc Golf Hole In One Contest Adults & Kids 1pm
    • Popsicle Eating Contest  2pm
    • Paper Airplane Contest 3pm
  • Saturday
    • Guided Hike On Blue Nature Trail (Ages 6 And Up, Limited To 10 Guests) 11am-12pm
    • Water Balloon Toss 1pm
    • Watermelon Eating Contest 2pm
    • Balloon Boat Race 3pm
    • Check-In Activities + Free Popcorn For Kids + Spin To Win (Hotel Lobby) 4pm-6pm
    • Family Movie Night & Bonfire at sunset
  • Sunday
    • Guided Hike On Blue Nature Trail (Ages 6 And Up, Limited To 10 Guests) 11am-12pm
    • Water Balloon Toss 2pm
    • Mini Disc Golf 9 Hole Contest 12pm
    • Geocaching Adventure Family Contest 1pm-2pm
    • Corn Hole Tournament 3pm-5pm
  • Monday
    • Guided Hike On Blue Nature Trail (Ages 6 And Up, Limited To 10 Guests) 11am-12pm
    • Hula Hoop Contest 12pm
    • Pool Toy Dive Contest 1pm

*For all contests and activities please meet at the large sport lawn firepit unless otherwise noted. Times and events subject to change at anytime*

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Santa Cruz Adventures

If you're looking for adventure, look no farther. Santa Cruz offers amazing adventures including ziplining through the forest, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking and more!

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Wanderlust Adventure Guide

Do you have an itch to travel? Chaminade Resort has you covered with these recommendations for your Santa Cruz vacation, including where the locals go, the best adventures and more!

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Wine & Craft Beer

The Santa Cruz Mountains are home to over 50 family-owned wineries and vineyards to explore. And, more recently, Santa Cruz has become a haven for craft beer lovers.

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