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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


300-Acre Mountaintop Retreat

Explore miles of Eucalyptus and Redwood lined hiking trails or escape to the spa to rejuvenate your body and mind. Come experience the NEW Chaminade, now open after an extensive $10 million transformation.


Savor 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.

The View offers live music and events 5-nights a week. Sip wine and savor the flavor of Chaminade from Sunday Funday and Tapas Tuesday to our Wednesday Winedown Movie Night and Date Night with The View!

  1. Upcoming Live Music
  3. Event Calendar


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.


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.


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.