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Things to Do

Top 5 Things to Do

Discover the Top 5 Things to Do in Santa Cruz at our 300-acre mountain top retreat overlooking Monterey Bay

#1

300-Acre Mountaintop Retreat

Explore miles of Eucalyptus and Redwood lined hiking trails, play bocce ball and disc golf on our sports lawn, or just lounge in a cabana by the pool. Come experience the NEW Chaminade, now open after an extensive $10 million transformation.

#2

Minutes from the Beach & Boardwalk

Chaminade Resort is perched 300 feet above Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay, putting you less than 10 minutes from downtown Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and the area's iconic beaches known for surfing, sailing and watersports.

#3

Wine & Dine with The View

Relax on the terrace of our new restaurant, The View, and sip your favorite glass of California wine while savoring delicious bites and panoramic views of Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz.

#4

Bonfire & S'mores

Nothing says mountaintop retreat like sitting fireside, roasting marshmallows and making s'mores.  With firepits dotted throughout the property and our new s'mores experience available nightly on our sports lawn, relax under the warm glow of the fire while enjoying the refreshing coastal California air.

#5

Drive the California Coast

Hop in your car and go exploring. Discover iconic sites including the Lone Cypress and Walton Lighthouse to state parks including Natural Bridges State Beach and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Chaminade and Santa Cruz put it the best of Northern California within reach.

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