Santa Cruz Hotel Blogs - Mission Inn & Suites

March 15, 2018

About the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, located in Santa Cruz, California. A little-known fact about the boardwalk is that because it was founded in 1907, that makes it the oldest surviving amusement park in California. Around the end of the 19th century, Frank W. Swanton – who was considered one of the best entrepreneurs of his time – came up with an idea for the public: he began his project by creating plans for a boardwalk and a casino that he would then consider “the Coney Islan...

January 15, 2018

Explore the Seymour Marine Discovery Center

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center, located at 100 McAllister Way, is a marine science museum and aquarium that will take you a step closer to understanding our ocean and marine life. The Discovery Center is dedicated to education and offers tourists and locals an opportunity to discover more about marine sea life. The views of the Monterey Bay are definitely picturesque and the various exhibits offer a truly wonderful exploration of the ocean beyond. Visiting the marine science and conserva...

August 15, 2018

Explore the Neary Lagoon Park

Santa Cruz, California is a beautiful coastal city that is home to some of the most exciting attractions within the state. With facilities like the University of California Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, it’s no wonder why so many choose to vacation in this lovely city. With a plethora of attractions and shops to explore, it can be easy to get lost in the commotion and traffic of the city. We recommend taking a walk through the Neary Lagoon Park during your vacation in Santa C...