Find Nature and Luxury on a Coastal Getaway in Santa Cruz

The California Coast is filled with countless spots to sneak away for a few days. One of my favorites trips along the coast is a getaway in Santa Cruz. Just a few hours south of San Francisco. You’ll find a blend of breathtaking coastlines, awe-inspiring redwoods, outdoor activities, great restaurants, cute shops, and more. It makes for a perfect weekend getaway.

All you need to enjoy exploring the area is the perfect place to stay. The Chaminade Resort & Spa is tucked up in the redwoods with a view of the ocean. You’ll find a perfect balance of relaxation, feeling tucked up in nature, and a little luxury to enjoy your getaway in Santa Cruz.

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What you need to know to get the most out of your getaway in Santa Cruz.

Note: Thank you to the Chaminade Resort & Spa for hosting me on my recent getaway in Santa Cruz. Some stays, tours, passes, and meals were provided at no cost to the author. As always, all opinions remain my own. 

Enjoying a Getaway with a View

The first thing that will catch your eye when arriving at Chaminade Resort & Spa is the breathtaking view overlooking the Santa Cruz and the ocean. You’ll be surrounded by eucalyptus trees and enjoy the sunset from the fire pits with a cocktail or dinner.

With simple trails to wander around on the property and relaxing sitting areas, you can feel like you’re getting into nature without stepping off the resort. You’ll find three miles of trails in total allowing you to explore some of the nature Santa Cruz has to offer.What you need to know to get the most out of your getaway in Santa Cruz.

Cozy Rooms and Spacious Suites

When you check in, you’ll find yourself in a modern and comfortable room. The accommodations range from king rooms with views over the pool or into the woods, rooms with patios to relax on, and suites that provide their own living room space.

When traveling with friends or family their suites have an extra living room space which is perfect for lazy morning or relaxing in the evenings before heading out to dinner.What you need to know to get the most out of your getaway in Santa Cruz.

Delicious Restaurant

While what will first catch your eye of the restaurant is the view, it’s the food that will impress. Make a reservation at Linwood’s Bar & Grill for one of the fire pit tables. Giving you the perfect setting to enjoy either their happy hour or a long evening.

Their mac & cheese with pulled pork was a huge favorite around our table to share for a start. For dinner, their scallops and lamb chops were perfect for splitting between two for a chance to try everything. Don’t forget to get dessert, the sticky pudding will absolutely blow you away.What you need to know to get the most out of your getaway in Santa Cruz.

Resort Amenities Make A Relaxing Getaway in Santa Cruz 

You can easily enjoy a getaway in Santa Cruz without leaving the resort with all the amenities you’ll find at Chaminade Resort & Spa. Start with spending an afternoon at the pool or an evening in the hot tub. If tennis is your thing, you’ll find some lovely courts right on the property.

One spot not to miss is their spa. You’ll set onto a private beautiful patio that begins your serene experience. Then pick a treatment or two to relax for the day and finish it off with popping into the steam room.

A Perfect Launch Pad for Exploring Santa Cruz

Beyond what the resort itself has to offer, it is a perfect launching pad to explore the area on your getaway in Santa Cruz. Take a quick drive down to the harbor to sail with O’Neill Yacht Charters around the Santa Cruz bay. Enjoy some of the delicious restaurants downtown. Wander around Capitol or Natural Bridges Beach. Or hike your way through the Redwoods nearby.What you need to know to get the most out of your getaway in Santa Cruz.

Whether you are road tripping along the Pacific Coast Highway or you’re taking a weekend getaway. There is so much to explore in Santa Cruz and Chaminade Resort & Spa is the perfect place to start your trip!

Don’t forget to unlock Chaminade Resort & Spa’s PRIVATE OFFER for savings of up to 30% (off select dates) for Traveling Nine to Fiver readers.

What you need to know to get the most out of your getaway in Santa Cruz.

About Megan

Megan MacNee is the founder of Traveling Nine to Fiver. From nine to five she works in the political world in California, but on evening and weekends spends time exploring the West Coast and more. All while encouraging others to join in on the adventures.