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Seascape Blog The Inside Story on what to see and do

Enhance your stay at Seascape Beach Resort by exploring the Monterey Bay area in depth. Our Staff Picks give you an insider’s perspective on the best places to go, things to do, and experiences to enjoy.

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Discover the Best Things to Do in Santa Cruz on Vacation

After indulging in our resort amenities, the best things to do in Santa Cruz are just a short trip away. Head outside the resort and experience the area’s beautiful beaches, dynamic surf culture, ancient redwood forests, vibrant arts scene, and historic charm!

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Tee Off at Santa Cruz Golf Courses: Seascape Golf Course

Whether you are an avid golfer looking to play a championship course or a casual golfer looking to elevate your game, our Santa Cruz golf course is the perfect option!

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The Majestic Monarch Migration

Each October, millions of monarchs leave their breeding grounds in Canada and the Northeast and migrate 3,000 miles to Monterey. The butterflies are making their way to Mexico, although unlike the snowbirds, they won't be back. 

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Fun Facts About Monterey

Monterey is an enchanting seaside town with a rich history and plentiful opportunities to indulge in live music, fresh food, contemporary art, and of course, the great outdoors.

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VNA’s Lobster Feast

Who doesn’t love an excuse to eat lobster all day? On Sunday, March 22nd, from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm, come on out to the Seaside Room at the Monterey County Fairgrounds and indulge in all the lobster you could ever dream of!

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Experience the Wonders of The Mystery Spot

Looking for something fun and interesting to do on your vacation? The Mystery Spot is a gravitational anomaly located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California. Famous for amazing hundreds of thousands of visitors from all around the globe, the Mystery Spot will have you stunned with its puzzling variations of gravity, perspective, and height.

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Don't Miss the 10th Annual Whalefest in Monterey

Presented by Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association, the 10th Annual Whalefest Monterey will take place in the whale watching capital of the world, Old Fisherman’s Wharf. This free, fun, and educational event is family-friendly and will be brimming with world-renowned and local marine experts and tons of exhibits.

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Celebrate the Holidays at Seascape

The holidays are about relaxing, treating yourself, and most importantly, spending time with loved ones. All is merry and bright at Seascape Beach Resort, and we have some exciting holiday events just around the corner! 

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Day Trips to Gizdich Ranch

Sometimes it’s nice to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and breathe in the fresh air of the countryside. 

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Don't Miss the 5th Annual Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival

Have you ever wanted to learn a new language or explore new cultures? We know the best way to travel around the world, without ever leaving Monterey Bay!

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Visit The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park

Nothing compares to the gorgeous nature trails you’ll discover when visiting Monterey Bay. While you’re here, we recommend lacing up your hiking boots, grabbing your bikes, and hitting the trails—off the beaten path, The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park contains more than 40 miles of hiking trails and beautiful picnic spots for when you’re ready to kick back and relax.

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Make a Splash at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay is notoriously known for its wondrous marine life, and there’s no better way to immerse yourself than a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Brimming with incredible exhibits, daily shows, and feeding sessions, you’ll never want to leave.

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The 17-Mile Drive: NorCal in a Nutshell

Maybe you’re in a hurry. Maybe—for whatever reason—you don’t have as much time to explore Monterey Bay as you would’ve liked. Sound like you? We’ve got a bit of good news.

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