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Discover the Beauty and Culture of Santa Cruz and the California Coast

Within easy reach of the famed surf town of Santa Cruz along California's iconic Highway 1 and the cosmopolitan energy of San Francisco, 1440 Multiversity is uniquely positioned in world-renowned Northern California. While 1440 is a private campus, anyone can visit the campus by booking a stay, workshop, or private event that combine unique learning experiences with the natural beauty and sights of this extraordinary coastal destination.

Guests can extend their stay at 1440 by enjoying a wine tasting in Santa Cruz County, a visit to Cannery Row in Monterey, a long drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sonoma or Napa, or a leisurely stroll along the trails and through the ancient redwood trees of Scotts Valley. Whether you crave outdoor adventure, diverse food, unique culture, or scenic beaches and ocean views, you'll find many exciting things to do in Santa Cruz and the surrounding Bay Area, just beyond our redwood campus. 

 
    • Santa Cruz County Near 1440 Multiversity
    • Santa Cruz County Near 1440 Multiversity
    • Santa Cruz County Near 1440 Multiversity

    Santa Cruz County

    Home to the Santa Cruz Mountains, Pacific Ocean, ancient redwood forests, and world-famous surf and coastal wetlands, Santa Cruz County offers something for everyone from beach bums to oenophiles. The Santa Cruz Mountains region is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the country with more than 70 boutique, family-owned wineries. Seals, otters and a classic beach boardwalk are iconic trademarks of Santa Cruz, a bohemian university and surfer town tucked alongside the tranquil shores of Monterey Bay - a 45-minute drive down to Carmel and Monterey.
    • San Francisco Bay Area
    • San Francisco Bay Area
    • San Francisco Bay Area

    San Francisco Bay Area

    To enhance the destination learning experience at 1440, many guests go explore the timeless beauty of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge before their trip. Immersed in culture, art and food, San Francisco enjoys a rich history as a counterculture haven. Sail the bay. Wander and shop through Fisherman's Wharf. Ride the historic cable cars. Get lost in incredible museums. Explore the city's diverse neighborhoods. 
    • Wine Country
    • Wine Country
    • Wine Country

    Wine Country

    From the Sonoma coast and the esteemed Napa Valley to Mendocino and Lodi, California's famous wine country is vast and world-class. Wander from gorgeous vineyards and elegant estates to small local tasting rooms and wineries converted from old barns. Sample the region's spectacular wines and and learn about winemaking traditions and innovations.
 
 

Traveler’s Insights

What do I need to know if I intend to drive to 1440?
What do I need to know if I intend to drive to 1440?
  • On-site parking at 1440 Multiversity is limited. Given the immersive all-inclusive nature of your learning experience on campus, you do not need a car during your time with us. There are some local stores nearby that are easily accessible via ride share should you need to shop or acquire any essentials.
  • If you do drive, our address is 800 Bethany Drive, Scotts Valley, California, 95066. Access to the campus is via a busy, mountainous roadway—Highway 17. Please check road conditions before setting out and use caution when rounding curves. Please be considerate of our residential neighbors, observe speed limits, avoid using your horn if possible, keep noise to a minimum when parking your vehicle, and avoid driving after 10:00 pm so others can rest without disruption.
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Can I charge my electric car on campus?
Can I charge my electric car on campus?
Yes. 1440 does offer Electric Vehicle Charging Stations via ChargePoint. You will be required to download the ChargePoint app before you can access and use the station. Learn More About Can I charge my electric car on campus?
Can I sleep in my vehicle, RV or tent?
Can I sleep in my vehicle, RV or tent?
No. Due to city ordinances, sleeping in your car is not allowed. 1440 is not a campground; therefore, tents are not allowed. All packages include accommodations so if you are concerned about the affordability of our packages, please explore booking a pod when you register which essentially allows you to rent a bed in a room with up to seven other roommates. Learn More About Can I sleep in my vehicle, RV or tent?
Is the campus safe and secure?
Is the campus safe and secure?
1440 is a private campus with 24-hour security and surveillance. Guests are encouraged to register for our texting tool upon arrival which will provide access and communication with 1440 staff on demand. Learn More About Is the campus safe and secure?
What should I pack for my stay at 1440?
What should I pack for my stay at 1440?
While typically sunny much of the year, the weather in Scotts Valley can be cool in the mornings and evenings. Check your preferred weather service to prepare accordingly. Be sure to include:
  • Layers, such as a sweater, jacket, or scarf, and rain gear if rain is forecasted during your stay
  • Walking/hiking shoes or sneakers with traction to enjoy our redwood trails
  • Exercise/yoga clothes
  • Water bottle with cap—we have water refill stations across campus, and sell reusable water bottles
  • Exercise mat—if you would prefer to use your own, rather than those that we supply
  • Bathing suit—for using the infinity-edge hot tub overlooking the redwood forest
  • Socks—if you would feel more comfortable with your shoes off in program rooms
  • Robe—if you are booked in a shared room, you might enjoy having a robe for privacy
  • Eye covers/ear plugs—for deeper sleep in shared rooms, if you wish
  • Slippers/flip-flops—if you're booked in a room with shared hall bathrooms
  • Please plan to refrain from wearing heavily scented perfumes on campus, as some guests have sensitivities or allergies.
  • Please plan to refrain from wearing heavily scented perfumes on campus, as some guests have sensitivities or allergies.
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