Many of Scotts Valley’s attractions are located close to Felton, making it a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. Two attractions that should be on every visitor’s list is the fascinating Pasatiempo Golf Course and the much-loved University of Santa Cruz Arboretum. And if your schedule allows, be sure to visit the DeLaveaga Golf Course and the Mission Santa Cruz.
Naturally, the city center of Scotts Valley has many great places to check out. So take your family and head to Mystery Spot.
Visitors to Felton, looking for something a little out of the ordinary, should make tracks to the nearby cultural attractions. Learn, admire and be thoroughly entertained in the most popular museums which include the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History in Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum.
If the weather is good get outdoors and appreciate the nearby green spaces. Enjoy some of the pleasant urban spaces such as the Lighthouse Point Park in Santa Cruz. To discover the nearby wilderness head out to the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Santa Cruz. Get in touch with nature at one of the area’s beaches, for example the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, the Natural Bridges State Park and Main Beach.
If you enjoy souvenir and fashion shopping, head to the many stores at the Pacific Garden Mall in Santa Cruz.
At the end of a long day enjoying Felton, rest up in one of the area’s popular bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. The Dream Inn Santa Cruz, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel, the Torch Lite Inn, Santa Cruz and the Hotel Paradox, Santa Cruz are among the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.