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Things to Do in Saratoga, California

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Top Things to Do in Saratoga

Saratoga Oaks Lodge is located on the main street of Saratoga Village, with easy access to the top things to do in Saratoga, California. Stroll through the historic downtown with boutiques, shops, art galleries, wine-tasting rooms, and culinary destinations that feature farm-to-table cuisine from local purveyors.
Discover the Santa Cruz Mountains and its collection of wine-tasting rooms, starting at the Mountain Winery. Catch a summer concert or see world-class performances at the Montalvo Arts Center. Enjoy sun-filled days at the Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk. Make a tranquil escape to Hakone Gardens or trek the rugged hiking and biking trails at Castle Rock State Park and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Whether you're in town for business or leisure, Saratoga is a perfect destination for a memorable getaway.
Montalvo Arts Center at Saratoga, California

Montalvo Arts Center

Experience a wealth of visual arts and an architectural landmark at Montalvo Arts Center. Surrounded by exquisite gardens, an arboretum, and miles of hiking trails, it offers a unique mix of nature and culture. Stroll the grounds before catching a performance in the Carriage House Theater. Montalvo showcases a diverse array of musical concerts, comedy, theater, and dance productions across its three magical venues.
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The Mountain Winery at Saratoga, California

The Mountain Winery

The Mountain Winery offers a beautiful mountaintop setting for concerts, special events, live performances, weddings, corporate meetings, retreats, and holiday parties amid vineyards and the oak casks of the historic stone-masonry Winery. Start your journey in the wine-tasting room and enjoy dinner with a view before enjoying a summer concert.
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Hakone Gardens at Saratoga, California

Hakone Gardens

Discover Hakone Gardens, the oldest Japanese estate in the Western Hemisphere. Nestled in Saratoga, CA, this 18-acre retreat offers a serene escape with perfectly manicured gardens. Sample Japanese tea in Hakone's tranquil tea and bamboo gardens.
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Santa Cruz Coastline at Saratoga, California

Santa Cruz Coastline

Drive over the mountain to historic Santa Cruz, California's quintessential beach town. Enjoy California's oldest seaside amusement park, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and ride the Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster and the Looff Carousel - two national historic landmarks. Explore the tidepools at Natural Bridges State Beach and be delighted by tiny crabs, sea stars, and anemones. Discover 16 miles of Santa Cruz beaches for sunbathing, surfing, swimming, and nature discoveries.
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Castle Rock State Park at Saratoga, California

Castle Rock State Park

Head to this hiker's paradise, situated along the Santa Cruz Mountains. Castle Rock offers challenging trails and stunning vistas of sculpted sandstone and natural rock formations, perfect for all skill levels. Discover California's famous Redwoods and giant fir trees. Hike the 34-mile trail system that connects to the Santa Clara and San Lorenzo valleys and nearby Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
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Sanborn County Park at Saratoga, California

Sanborn County Park

Spend the day at this lushly wooded, 3,453-acre park in the Santa Cruz Mountains between Saratoga and Skyline Boulevard. Enjoy hiking miles of trails, picnics, and exploring the nature center. Head to Sanborn County Park for outdoor Shakespeare performances during the summer and enjoy your favorite Bard tales under the stars.
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Big Basin Redwoods State Park at Saratoga, California

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Step out and into the crisp cool air at Big Basin Redwood State Park where sorrel and ferns cover the ground and the majestic redwood forests can tower over 50 feet tall. Embark on scenic hiking trails for every level and expect to see diverse wildlife as you explore this enchanting terrain in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
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