Destination guide

The captivating area of Scotts Valley awaits your stay

The area's entertainment and theater scene are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Scotts Valley. Well known for its cafés, mountain views and sporting events, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Mystery Spot and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Scotts Valley

Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Scotts Valley a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Valley Gardens Golf Course (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Poetic Cellars Winery (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Roaring Camp Railroads (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Villa del Monte Winery (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Silver Mountain Vineyards (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Pasatiempo Golf Course (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)

Seasonal weather in Scotts Valley

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, September, August, July and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 76°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Scotts Valley

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Scotts Valley is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Main Beach (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Natural Bridges State Park (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Felton Covered Bridge Park (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Scotts Valley

Fly into Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), the closest airport, located 15.6 mi (25.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), which is 20.9 mi (33.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Scotts Valley?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 594 vacation rentals near Scotts Valley. From 396 Houses to 59 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Scotts Valley for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Scotts Valley?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Scotts Valley:

  • Eastside Santa Cruz: 235 vacation rentals
  • Seabright: 177 vacation rentals
  • Central San Jose: 203 vacation rentals
  • Edenvale: 18 vacation rentals
  • Opal Cliffs: 319 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Scotts Valley?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Scotts Valley. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Valley Gardens Golf Course: 915 vacation rentals
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: 507 vacation rentals
  • Capitola Beach: 874 vacation rentals
  • Seacliff State Beach: 559 vacation rentals
  • Rio Del Mar Beach: 274 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Scotts Valley listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Scotts Valley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 396 Houses in Scotts Valley. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Scotts Valley include:

  • Cottages: 59 rentals available
  • Cabins: 59 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 75 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Scotts Valley?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 52 vacation rentals with pool available in Scotts Valley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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