Lodging/Dining

Lodging opportunities are available all through the area. You can key your location to the particular birds you would like to enjoy. You can book at motels adjacent to our best kept secret - our miles and miles of wetlands, with miles and miles of newly constructed trails and intriguing wetlands birds. Or you can reserve rooms closer to the shore and enjoy the diversity of shorebirds. Or perhaps you would rather stay downtown where you can walk to some of our restaurants. Or perhaps you would like to stay in a bed & breakfast inn. Be sure and ask about the special birding festival rates.Santa Cruz County offers California State Parks and KOA Kampgrounds of America. Be sure to check the State Parks and KOA websites for availability.

The Pajaro Valley is an autumn feast for the eyes - strawberry fields, raspberry vines, apple orchards and artichoke patches. Taste our cuisine, with sumptuous flavors for every palate - Japanese, Thai, Italian, Mexican, seafood, "down home," and continental. You will always enjoy fresh ingredients from our local fields, including a cornucopia of organic produce. Wherever you choose, you will find something just right for a birding weekend. Welcome!    

Lodging

 
Best Western Rose Garden Inn
740 Freedom Blvd. Watsonville, CA 95076 831-724-3367 http://bestwesternwatsonville.com     Chaminade-Resort-&-Spa_nobg-o
Chaminade Resort & Spa
One Chaminade Lane Santa Cruz, CA 95065 831-465-3405 Special Birder Rates during the 2016 Festival 20% off best available rate Enter stay dates - Promo code BIRD16 http://www.chaminade.com     DRM_logo-oDream-Inn-Beach-photo-o
Santa Cruz Dream Inn
175 West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz, CA 95060 831-724-3367 Special Birder Rates during the 2016 Festival 10%-15% off, depending on availability Enter stay dates - Promo code MBBF http://dreaminnsantacruz.com  

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Holiday Inn Express
1855 Main Street Watsonville, CA 95076 831-466-9100 www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/wtvll/hoteldetail?
Pajaro Dunes
105 Shell Drive Pajaro Dunes, CA 95076 1-800-564-1771 http://www.pajarodunes.com/
Comfort Inn
112 Airport Blvd. Watsonville, CA 95076 831-728-2300 Comfort Inn SC Visitor Center logo
Visit Santa Cruz County
303 Water Street, Suite 100 Santa Cruz, CA 95060 831-425-1234 & 1-800-833-3494 http://www.santacruzca.org/  

Camping and RV Parks

KOA Kampgrounds of America 1186 San Andres Road. Watsonville, 831-722-0551 http://koa.com Pinto Lake Park 451 Green Valley Road, Watsonville, 831-722-8129 http://pintolake.com Manresa State Beach 205 Manresa Road, La Selva Beach, 831-763-7063 http://santacruzstateparks.org/parks/manresa New Brighton State Beach 201 State Park Drive, Aptos, 831-464-6330 http://santacruzstateparks.org/parks/newbrighton Sunset State Beach 201 Sunset Beach Road, Watsonville, 831-763-7063 http://santacruzstateparks.org/parks/sunset

Restaurants

American

Applebee's, 1105 Green Valley Rd., Watsonville 831-728-7272 Cafe Ella, 734 East Lake Ave., Watsonville (831) 722-0480 California Grill, 152 W. Lake Ave., Watsonville 831-722-9444 Monterey Bay Caterers, 152 W. Lake Ave., Watsonville (831) 722-9444 Yesy's Family Restaurant, 707 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville (831) 722-9224 Bagel Cafe & Bistro, 1830 Main St., Watsonville (831) 761-9933 Roger's Diner, 11 Green Valley Rd., Watsonville (831) 722-2322 Second Street Cafe, 28 Second Street, Watsonville (831) 724-7500 Wooden Nickel Bar & Grill, 1819 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville (831) 724-2600

American Deli

Corralitos Market and Sausage Company, 569 Corralitos Rd., Corralitos 831-722-2633 Erik's Delicafe, 1074 S. Green Valley Rd., Watsonville 831-724-7575 Freedom Meat Locker, 16 Hi Grade Lane, Freedom 831-761-5994 The Turkey Boat, 7 San Juan Road, Pajaro 831-536-5351

Bagels-Coffee

Bagel Cafe & Bistro, 1830 Main St., watsonville 831-761-9933

Barbecue

Carmona's BBQ Deli, 1040 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville 831-761-9160

Breakfast-Brunch

Red Apple Cafe, 589 Auto Center Dr., Watsonville 831-761-9551

Chinese

Golden China Restaurant, 1866 Main St.., Watsonville 831-724-6958 Golden Ricksha, 1115 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville 831-724-4045 Hong Kong Gardens, 1012 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville 831-724-1188

Fast Food

Burger King, 142 Main St., 1403 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville Phone: (831) 768-0570, 728-2496 McDonalds Restaurants, 1598 Freedom Blvd., 1459 Main St., 100 Main Street Watsonville (831) 724-0919, 761-0671 Jack in the Box, 1085 S. Green Valley Rd, 1700 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville (831) 724-3993, 724-8081

Italian

Cassidy's Pizza,1400 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville (831) 724-2271 Round Table Pizza, 1975 Main St., Watsonville (831) 722-2492

Japanese

Imura, 1994 Main St., Watsonville (831) 761-8799 Miyuki Resturant, East Lake Ave., Watsonville (831) 728-1620 Sushi Garden, 1411 Main St., Watsonville (831) 728-9192

Mexican

Cilantros Restaurant, 1934 Main St., Watsonville (831) 761-2161 El Alteno Restaurant, 323 Main St., Watsonville (831) 768-9876 El Frijolito Restaurant, 11 Alexander St., Watsonville (831) 724-8823 Jalisco's Restaurant, 618 Main St., Watsonville (831) 728-9080 La Esperanza Mariscos, 400 East Lake Ave., Watsonville (831) 728-9514 La Perla Del Pacifico, 458 Main St., Watsonville (831) 724-0993 Real Colima Restaurant, 1101 East Lake Ave., Watsonville (831) 728-2971

Thai

Bangkok West, 1433 Main St., Watsonville (831) 761-8509

Vietnamese

Tran Noodle, 1983 Main St., Watsonville (831) 763-7696
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