Watsonville is a city in the state of California that is located in Santa Cruz County. It is a farming community where many ethnic groups reside. The economy of Watsonville is based on the farming industry. Strawberries, apples, lettuce, and many other vegetables are produced here. This city is known for its pleasant climate year-round. Private, religious-based, charter, and public schools make up the school system in Watsonville. This city was incorporated in 1868. The Watsonville Wetlands attract many nature lovers. The fair grounds draw many vacationers. Attractions at the fair grounds include rides, food, art, flower exhibits, petting zoos, dog shows, and live musical entertainment.The city's media includes television, radio, and newspapers. This city received an Award of Excellence for Parks and Community Services. Watsonville has 15 murals painted on the buildings in the downtown area by artists chosen by the city. The murals depict scenes from the 19th century to the early 1940s. Attractions, parks, and business listings are located in the Watsonville, CA yellow pages and the Watsonville, CA business directory. Walking and driving tours are available of the historic downtown area. This city has a municipal airport that is home to about 320 corporate and commercial aircrafts.
Restaurants in the area offer a variety of cuisine that includes American, Chinese, International, Irish, French, German, California cuisine, and much more. Hotels, motels, and inns offer excellent accommodations to visitors. Watsonville celebrates Earth Day every year in the month of April. The Civic Plaza Community Room is available for rent to host special occasions and events. This city is 95 miles south of San Francisco. It is an excellent place for a family vacation, business meeting, or convention. The city has much to offer visitors as it has quite a few recreational activities for everyone to enjoy.Watsonville has an animal shelter that accepts donations, sponsors adoptions of pets, makes a home for lost animals, and much more. The shelter has merged with the Santa Cruz County shelter. Agriculture, construction, and manufacturing are the center of the economy. The fair grounds hosts events year-round, which include wedding receptions, car races, and dog training programs. Many notable residents were born in this city and they include football players, musicians, and actresses.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan