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Watsonville is a city in Santa Cruz County in California in the Monterey Bay Area.

Get around[edit]

Downtown is pedestrian friendly. There are some bicycle and pedestrian paths along the creeks, rivers, and sloughs around Watsonville as well and some limited bus service. Taxi's are available throughout the area by phone. Watsonville airport also provides small craft access.


  • Beaches
  • Mountains
  • Pajaro River
  • Pinto Lake
  • Mount Madonna
  • Auto races at Ocean Speedway.\
  • Annual Airshow at Watsonville Municipal Airport [1].
  • Annual Strawberry Festival.
  • Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds.


  • Surfing
  • Beach Condo Rentals
  • Beach Camping
  • Boating, Picnicing, RV park, volleyball, fishing, and bird watching at Pinto Lake.
  • Hiking, camping, archery, and equestrian trails are offered at nearby Mount Madonna County Park [2].
  • Enjoy the Watsonville Wetlands by foot or bicycle [3].
  • Explore by foot or kayak the unique estuary environment of Elkhorn Slough (pronounced "slew"), 1700 Elkhorn Rd, Watsonville (near Moss Landing, south of Watsonville itself), [4].


  • Target1415 Main St.
  • Gilroy Outlets, Nearby town of Gilroy, multiple addresses.
  • J & S Surplus & Outdoor Store, Nearby town of Moss Landing, 1956 Hwy 1.


  • Miyuki Sushi452 E Lake Ave.
  • Red Apple Cafe589 Auto Center Drive.
  • Cafe Ella734 E Lake Ave.
  • Roger's Diner11 Green Valley Rd.
  • Cassidy's Pizza1400 Freedom Blvd.
  • Cilantros Mexican1934 Main St.
  • Real Colima1101 E Lake Ave.
  • La Esperanza Mexican Seafood400 E Lake Ave.
  • Norma's Family Restaurant707 Freedom Boulevard.
  • El Patio Grocery Deli312 Playa Blvd.
  • Applebees1105 Green Valley Rd.
  • Wingstop1998 Freedom Blvd.


  • The Villager1032 E Lake Ave.
  • The Wooden Nickel1819 Freedom Boulevard.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Watsonville
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END  W California 152.svg E  GilroyLos Banos

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