ABOUT SANTA CRUZ
Santa Cruz County is not only a celebrated mecca for the arts, but also a magnet for people with discerning interests including California historians, outdoor enthusiasts, lovers of fine wine, and surfers of all stripes. Add to that our spectacular coastal scenery, vibrant downtown areas, an array of premier restaurants, and the famous civic personality of this passionately distinctive university town—and you will find there is much to delight you during the two weeks of Cabrillo Festival events. Downtown Santa Cruz is home to our venue, the Civic Auditorium. Make time in your Festival itinerary to enjoy the plentiful independent booksellers and boutiques, wineshops, award-winning baristas, cutting-edge bistros, ethnic and casual eateries, galleries, and lively street art scene that make up the unique character of our thriving downtown. The Downtown Association is a wellspring of visitor information, which you can access online and from the friendly Kiosk staff at the corner of Pacific and Soquel Avenues. More information about our spectacular county can be found at Visit Santa Cruz.
DIRECTIONS TO FESTIVAL VENUES
307 Church Street, Santa Cruz
Easy to find, the Civic Auditorium is at the corner of Center and Church Streets in downtown Santa Cruz, across from the Santa Cruz City Hall. Please allow ample time before performances for parking.
Directions to Nestldown in the Santa Cruz Mountains (between Santa Cruz and Los Gatos) are provided directly to Music in the Mountains ticketholders.
Special Needs: All concerts are handicapped accessible. Please call ahead at 831.420.5260 (Press 5).
LODGING AND VISITOR INFORMATION
August is our peak tourism season! Please plan ahead if you are traveling from outside our area. SantaCruz.org is a great resource for lodging, dining and activities to round out your Festival stay. A number of discounted rooms are available at the Hotel Paradox ($279/night plus taxes and fees) and Holiday Inn Express, both near Downtown Santa Cruz. Must book by July 1.
Click HERE to book rooms at the Paradox for August 11 and/or 12
611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz | 831.425.7100
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS:
1410 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz | 831.295.6005 (Nica, Sales Manager)