Top 5 Fall and Winter Activities in Capitola and Santa Cruz

What most folks don’t know about the Fall and Winter months in Capitola Village is the beautiful Fall weather and local favorite activities. Plan your stay ahead of time with these Top 5 Fall and Winter Activities to do in Capitola and Santa Cruz:

1. Monarch Butterflies

The gorgeous orange and black monarch butterflies come back to Natural Bridges State Park. Every year from mid-October through January, the beautiful and large orange butterflies migrate to their natural habitat in Natural Bridges State Park at the end of West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz. Walk through the gorgeous grove of Eucalyptus Trees and keep the noise level down to watch the magic and wonder of these gorgeous creatures flutter around.

Monarch Butterflies

2. Whale Watching!

Although you can spot whales breeching along the coast for most of the year, Fall and Winter are the best times to watch these huge creatures show off in our Monterey Bay. You’re more likely to see blue whales from around April to November and gray whales from December to April. Click here to learn more and book your whale watching tour >>

Santa Cruz Whale Watching


3. Surfing Santa is coming to Capitola Beach the Saturday after Thanksgiving!

From 12 Noon to 3pm Head on down to Capitola Beach to watch Santa come surfing in! Bring your kids and line up to spend time with Santa. There will be fun activities for the kids as well: balloon twister, face painting, music and more! This is a Free Event hosted by the Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce.

Surfing Santa in Capitola

4. Visit a Pumpkin Patch along the Coast!

Click Here to view our list of favorite pumpkin patches to visit this Fall! 
Capitola Fall Vacation

5. Getaway to Capitola this Fall or Winter and enjoy a FREE night!

Did you know that at most of our properties if you stay 2 nights, then the 3rd night is FREE?!?! Well, now that you know our off-season special, explore our vacation rentals here! Or contact us to help you make a reservation: 831-475-1808 | Fall Season Special