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Family in Santa Cruz
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, cooling off under a cabana, hiking through the Redwoods or treating yourself to a spa day.

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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!


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.