SO YOU'RE LONGING... for the splendor of Santa Cruz, as one does, and you're pining for Capitola, and you'd love some Watsonville in your life, and a bit of Moss Landing, too. And if you could possibly add a swirl of Monterey on top of it all? Even better. But your requirements don't end there. You'd like a glamping situation, at an established destination helmed by a travel icon, and you'd like it all to be a long walk or a very short drive to a beautiful state beach. Where do you go? The answer is clear, and definitely so as of the summer of 2019, if glamping is a must: The Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA Holiday, in Watsonville, which is indeed just a hop and a jump, all told, from marvelous Manresa State Beach. It's been a must-stop for road-trippers, campers, and get-out-of-towners for a good long while now, but there's something that's extremely fresh on the property.
GLAMPING CABINS... is the topic we're talking about, rooms that include a four-poster queen bed, for starters, as well as a private patio ("enjoy the ocean air" there, is the tempting call to action). Is there also a coffee bar in your cabin? Indeed, and linens to make that bed especially comfy. If you're traveling with a larger party, and not just your sweetheart, there are Deluxe Cabins, and, you bet, the ever-picturesque Airstreams. And as is tradition with a KOA campground, there's an activity park, should you need to stretch a leg after your hours in the car. An Outdoor Cinema, banana bikes, and other KOA-esque features fill out this happy hub of sightseeing and adventure. Need to know more about these just-debuted Glamping Cabins? Click.