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 features

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 rentals are available around Watsonville?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 663 holiday lettings around Watsonville. From 158 flats & apartments to 369 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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 accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Watsonville:

  • Westside Santa Cruz: 162 holiday homes
  • Carmel Point: 94 holiday homes
  • Downtown Monterey: 21 holiday homes
  • South San Jose: 30 holiday homes
  • Upper Seabright: 107 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Watsonville? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Watsonville. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sunset State Beach: 760 holiday lettings
  • Pajaro Valley Historical Association: 711 holiday lettings
  • Gizdich Ranch: 709 holiday lettings
  • Mount Madonna Center: 741 holiday lettings
  • Ramsay Park: 718 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Watsonville listed on 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 Flats in Watsonville?

Yes, of course. offers 158 Flats in Watsonville. Our other popular types of Watsonville holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 369 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 41 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 41 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Watsonville?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 90 holiday homes with pool available in Watsonville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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