Is an intimate beach village
Capitola is an intimate beach village tucked in a river valley in Santa Cruz County on the Monterey Bay. Located an hour away from San Jose and an hour and a half from San Francisco, Capitola enjoys a lively population full of tradition and an interesting history.
The City's wharf and riverside areas remind one of a village in France or perhaps a Mediterranean coast in Italy. Capitola Village is located along a wide beach with a breathtaking view of Monterey Bay and is home to numerous craft galleries, boutiques and restaurants. It is here where the Begonia Festival takes place each Labor Day weekend, featuring flower-draped floats and the must-see sand castle contest. Each fall the village also hosts the Annual Capitola Art & Wine Festival, which brings in over 170 artists, 10 wineries and numerous food vendors. Other visitor attractions include the Capitola Historical Museum, Capitola Wharf, and the Capitola Mall.
Voted one of the best beach locations on the California Coast by Sunset Magazine, Capitola has fishing and boating services in addition to its beachfront restaurants, shops and entertainment.
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Santa Cruz Metro
Capitola is served by the Santa Cruz Metro, the county's mass transit system. There's routes and frequents stops in and around Capitola. The Metro is affordable and very efficient to use if you're planning not to use a car when you're in the area.
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