Destination guide

Travel to captivating Watsonville

The area's entertainment and art galleries are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Watsonville. Renowned for its cycling, baseball games and beaches, this city welcomes all visitors. Gilroy Premium Outlets and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Watsonville

Are you looking for attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Watsonville a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Gizdich Ranch (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Pleasant Valley Vineyards (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Alfaro Family Vineyards (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Windy Oaks Estate (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Nicholson Vineyards (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Watsonville

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, September, October, August and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 23°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Watsonville

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Watsonville is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Main Beach (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • Natural Bridges State Park (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • Ramsay Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Pinto Lake Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Sunset State Beach (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Manresa State Beach (6 mi / 9.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Watsonville

The nearest airport is in Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 18.7 mi (30 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Watsonville?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 681 vacation rentals near Watsonville. From 16 hotels to 458 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Watsonville for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Watsonville?

Whether you're traveling 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 Watsonville:

  • Westside Santa Cruz: 160 vacation rentals
  • Carmel Point: 90 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Monterey: 18 vacation rentals
  • South San Jose: 28 vacation rentals
  • Upper Seabright: 105 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, 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 traveling to Watsonville?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Watsonville. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pajaro Valley Historical Association: 733 vacation rentals
  • Gizdich Ranch: 729 vacation rentals
  • Mount Madonna Center: 763 vacation rentals
  • Ramsay Park: 740 vacation rentals
  • Watsonville Square Shopping Center: 738 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Watsonville listed on Vrbo UK 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 Hotels in Watsonville?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 16 Hotels in Watsonville. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Watsonville include:

  • Houses: 458 rentals available
  • Flats: 164 rentals available
  • Cottages: 39 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Watsonville?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 104 vacation rentals with pool available in Watsonville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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