New Brighton State Beach just around the corner provides small wave for family fun.
Surfing is hard to ignore in this town being the international headquarters of Oneill’s and many world renowned surfers. Kayak out past the Capitola Wharf, avoiding the lines of the fishermen casting from the pier above. Long walks and jogs along the coast or Depot Hill stairs for a natural "stair-master". Several neighborhood gyms for yoga, barre, or spin class.
Capitola’s commercial district on 41st Avenue includes the Capitola Mall, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Trader Joe’s. Just down the road you’ll find Best Buy, Home Depot, and other big box stores mixed in with the locally-owned.
Pleasure Point is a long strip of great eateries and shops await you for a Saturday stroll.
Capitola Village by The Sea is jam packed with boutiques, art shops, and eateries. You will find everything from kitschy to classic and stay entertained throughout the day.
Food & Drinks
Great breweries are scattered throughout Capitola including Discretion Brewing, New Bohemia Brewing Company, and Beer Thirty Get a quick slice at Pizza My Heart or sit down and enjoy East End Gastropub or Zameen at the Point. Grab a cup of award winning coffee at Verve or a refreshing juice at Amazon Juices. Special occasions require dinner out at Shadowbrook Restaurant.
Fresh pastries, cakes, or ready made meals await you at Gayle’s Bakery where you will always find a line, but it is always worth the wait.