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University of California, Santa Cruz




Is your group considering a Santa Cruz conference center location for your next gathering or event? Along the beautiful northern California coastline, resting atop the bluffs and cliffs, is the University of California's Santa Cruz campus. Boasting an ideal climate, lots of sunshine and fresh air, and a you-can-see-forever view of Monterey Bay and across the Pacific, the campus' meeting and conference facilities are a sure winner for gatherings of any kind. Large, small or somewhere in between, you'll find the amenities and accommodations are ideal for your needs. Whether you're after space for a sales meeting, an awards ceremony, a wedding, a conference, professional association gathering, family reunion, launching a new product, a fete or just about anything else, the UCSC campus is an ideal location!

The event venue is as convenient as it is beautiful. The campus is just 40 miles south of San Jose (and as many minutes from that airport,) or Monterey, and a mere 75 miles from San Francisco, yet it's far more affordable than those cities. What's more, package rates are in place, allowing a Daily rate that includes three meals in the dining halls. Of course, you can customize the plan to suit your needs, including buffets, barbecues, break and snack trays, coffee service, etc., all provided by the excellent staff! The beauty and location make UCSC one of the top conference centers in California, but that's just part of the value. Classrooms are available for groups ranging from 20 to 90 people (maximum). Use of vacant lecture halls adds indoor seating for 128 to 473 attendees. Amongst the many bonuses at UC Santa Cruz is an online registration service to make the job of keeping track of your attendees' RSVPs a lot easier. There's also a free shuttle that transports visitors and students on weekdays.

Still wondering what makes the UCSC campus so unique? Maybe you're waiting for something more exciting? How about the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, which features world-famous Giant Dipper rollercoaster, situated right there on the beach of Monterey Bay? Or how about a train ride that takes you through the majestic redwood forest – trees so big you can drive a car through holes in some of them! Or spend a day touring the world famous Santa Cruz wineries of the area. There's certainly plenty for you and your attendees to do and see at this incomparably beautiful campus by the sea!

Ocean views, outstanding state-of-academia facilities, roller coasters, giant redwoods, wineries, Monterey Bay, and very affordable prices. What more could anyone ask for? Contact the University of California at Santa Cruz, find out what miracles they can perform and book your next event at this wonderful unique venue!

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