Directions / Visitor Info

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. To begin exploring the possibilities for your stay, visit the Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council.


All concerts are handicapped accessible. Please call ahead at 831.420.5260 (Press 5).

Planning your weekend stay in Santa Cruz during the Festival just got easier! Three hotel partners—all within close distance to our main venue and the many wonders that Santa Cruz has to offer—welcome you with special discounts and premiums. While supplies last! Reserve by July 6.

* Click the logos above to explore each hotel, but note that reservations must be made using provided phone numbers for the offers to apply. Quanities are limited! Demand is high in summertime Santa Cruz, so book your rooms now! Requires two-night minimum stay. Local taxes and fees will be added. All offers expire July 6, 2014.

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Downtown Santa Cruz is home to our main 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. Take a trolley ride from downtown to the waterfront and back for just 25¢! More information is available from the Downtown Association, via their website and friendly Kiosk staff at the corner of Pacific and Soquel Avenues.