Perched on a cliff overlooking Monterey Bay, Seascape Resort offers panoramic ocean views and luxurious wine country accommodations. This is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway in Santa Cruz County. The 285 suites and beach villas are tastefully decorated and come equipped with kitchens, fireplaces, and private balconies. It’s definitely one of the top Santa Cruz hotels.
Seascape is a wonderful place for a wine country vacation. You can visit and do nothing but relax at the resort, or you can choose from a long list of activities. Choices include an 18 hole golf course, tennis, spa treatments, shopping, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Redwood forests, Monterey Bay Aquarium; and, of course, wine tasting.
As we registered for our stay, we were immediately impressed by the view we saw from the large windows overlooking the bay. After Steve registered, we sat by the largest fireplace we’ve seen and enjoyed the view. What a lovely way to relax after a day of wine tasting!
Our room was nicely decorated with a nautical theme, which included pictures of ocean scenes as well as two wooden sailboats on shelves.
The amenities in the room were many. The king size bed was comfortable and we could see the gas fireplace from the bed. The kitchen was fully equipped and even had a dishwasher, a table, and 4 chairs. There were two chairs by the fireplace and a balcony with a café table and 2 chairs. The bathroom had a full shower as well as a separate bath tub, though it was small.
Later that evening we explored the swimming pool and spa area. It was cozy and warm snuggling around the large outdoor fireplace, enjoying the warmth of the fire and the fresh ocean breezes. The next morning we wandered around the grounds, which were beautifully landscaped. It was a short walk down to the beach on a paved path.
The only thing we regretted about this wine country accommodation is that we only had time to stay one night. We can’t wait to return again and enjoy a longer romantic getaway at this beautiful resort which is our favorite Santa Cruz hotel.
Fun Things to Do While in the Santa Cruz Area
Guide to Santa Cruz Wineries
There are many wineries producing exceptional wines in Santa Cruz. As you tour these great wineries, you will enjoy the coastal scenery as well. Many wineries are located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, but many are also scatter throughout the small towns in the area.
Visit the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
This seaside amusement park is located right on the beach in downtown Santa Cruz. Browses the shops and restaurants. Ride the historic 1924 wooden roller coaster called “The Big Dipper”. Sit on an outer horse while riding the 1911 Looff Carousel. This gives you a chance to throw rings into a large wooden clown’s mouth. This is the only carousel in the world to still have a ring dispenser.
Hike Through the Redwoods at Big Basin
Big Basin Redwoods State Park is one of the best places for hiking. Hikers experience ocean views, waterfalls, and majestic redwood trees. There’s 81 miles of hiking in the park. It’s also a great place for tent camping or renting a rustic cabin.
Ride the Roaring Camp Railroad
The Roaring Camp Railroad has two routes. One route takes you through a dense redwood forest. This route must be boarded at in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Felton. The two route travels back and forth from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk through the redwoods to Felton. You can board this train at the Beach Boardwalk or in Felton.
Seascape Resort – Contact Information:
Contact Information and Reservations
One Seascape Resort Dr., Aptos, CA 95003 (800) 929-7727 or (831) 688-6800.
Directions from Hwy. 1 take the San Andreas/Larkin Valley Rd. exit. Turn right off the exit and follow San Andreas West to Seascape Blvd. Turn right on Seascape Blvd. and continue until it ends at Seascape Resort Drive. The lobby is to the left.
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