Destination guide

Travel to captivating Watsonville

The area's entertainment and art galleries are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Watsonville. Renowned for its cycling, baseball games and beaches, this city welcomes all visitors. Gilroy Premium Outlets and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Watsonville

Are you looking for attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Watsonville a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Gizdich Ranch (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Pleasant Valley Vineyards (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Alfaro Family Vineyards (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Windy Oaks Estate (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Nicholson Vineyards (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Watsonville

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, September, October, August and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 23°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Watsonville

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Watsonville is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Main Beach (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • Natural Bridges State Park (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • Ramsay Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Pinto Lake Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Sunset State Beach (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Manresa State Beach (6 mi / 9.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Watsonville

The nearest airport is in Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 18.7 mi (30 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Watsonville?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 788 holiday rentals around Watsonville. From 376 holiday houses to 156 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Watsonville is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Watsonville?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Watsonville:

  • Northeast Carmel: 251 holiday homes
  • Eastside Santa Cruz: 252 holiday homes
  • Sunnyvale West: 83 holiday homes
  • Horace Mann: 50 holiday homes
  • The Villas: 37 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Watsonville?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Watsonville. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Mount Madonna Center: 891 holiday rentals
  • Watsonville Square Shopping Center: 861 holiday rentals
  • Pajaro Valley Historical Association: 853 holiday rentals
  • Ramsay Park: 895 holiday rentals
  • Skydive Surfcity -Santa Cruz: 827 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Watsonville listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Watsonville?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 376 Houses in Watsonville. Our other popular types of Watsonville holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 156 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 46 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 46 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Watsonville?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 145 holiday homes with pool available in Watsonville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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