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The captivating city of Capitola awaits you

The area's entertainment and art galleries are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Capitola. This walkable city is known for its beaches, seaside and surfing. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Mystery Spot are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Capitola

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Capitola a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sante Adairius Rustic Ales (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • DeLaveaga Golf Course (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Soquel Vineyards (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Seascape Golf Club (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Pasatiempo Golf Course (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Poetic Cellars Winery (5 mi / 8 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Capitola

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, September, August, July and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 76°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Capitola

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Capitola. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Main Beach (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Natural Bridges State Park (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Capitola Beach (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • New Brighton State Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • The Hook (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Pleasure Point Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Capitola

The nearest airport is in Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), located 9.7 mi (15.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview), which is 26 mi (41.9 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Capitola?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 607 house rentals around Capitola. From 388 Houses to 56 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Capitola is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Capitola?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Capitola:

  • Eastside Santa Cruz: 225 vacation rentals
  • Westside: 188 vacation rentals
  • Lower Seabright: 58 vacation rentals
  • Beach Hill / Beach Flats: 82 vacation rentals
  • Lower Ocean: 68 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Capitola?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Capitola. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Capitola Beach: 828 home rentals
  • Capitola Mercantile: 827 home rentals
  • Capitola Wharf: 826 home rentals
  • Capitola Historical Museum: 830 home rentals
  • Mission Santa Cruz: 819 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Capitola listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Capitola?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 388 Houses in Capitola. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Capitola include:

  • Cottages: 56 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 56 lodging choices
  • Villas: 15 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Capitola?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 68 vacation homes with pool available in Capitola.

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