Ristoranti Avanti

Enjoy a delicious farm-to-table dinner and cocktails at this Santa Cruz favorite.


Afghan Mediterranean Fusion Restaurant in Downtown Santa Cruz.

El Palomar

Mexican dishes from family recipes served in an airy room where wooden beams create a relaxing vibe.


California comfort food and craft cocktails in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz.

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The View at Chaminade

Fresh, seasonal cuisine with outdoor dining overlooking Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay.

Crow's Nest Restaurant

Located right on the beach where the Harbor meets the sea.

Olitas Cantina & Grille

Located on the Municipal Wharf in Santa Cruz and serving fine Mexican seafood cuisine.

Lillian's Italian Kitchen

Cozy venue offers traditional Sicilian recipes along with regional wines in a warm dining room.


Santa Cruz Cinema

Movie Theatre in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz

Beach Boardwalk 

Amusement park renowned for its great rides, remarkable history, spectacular beach setting, and friendly attitude.

Wilder Ranch State Park

Wilder Ranch State Park is a beautiful 7,000 acre park with a diverse landscape and rich cultural history.

Natural Bridges Beach & Monarch Butterfly Trail

See shore birds, migrating whales, as well as seals and otters playing offshore

DeLaveaga Golf Course

Top ranked golf course with ocean views in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, featuring a restaurant and two bars.

Mystery Spot

A gravitational anomaly located in the redwoods.

Chaminade Resort & Spa

300-acre mountaintop retreat perched high above Santa Cruz overlooking Monterey Bay.

Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge

Upscale paint-your-own pottery studio.


Botanic & Luxe

A lifestyle boutique for dreamers, lovers, and seekers of all things beautiful.

Zen Island

A boutique specializing in beach apparel, jewelry and coastal decor. 

O'Neill Surf Shop

Shop for surf gear, swim wear, and apparel.


Shop for surf gear, swim wear, and apparel.

Bookshop Santa Cruz

Large independent bookstore located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz.

Jet Set Bohemian Consignment

Specializing in designer and fine label clothing on consignment.

Artisans & agency

Featuring a wide selection of the best of American made, local artwork and design inspired items.

Om Gallery

An eclectic, fun shop prioritizing handmade & fair-trade items from California and around the world. 


The Hideout

High quality, fresh ingredients to create classic and updated American comfort foods.

Bittersweet Bistro

Bittersweet Bistro offers an American Bistro Cuisine-style dinner menu with Mediterranean influences. 

Manuel's Mexican Restaurant

Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant serves freshly made Mexican food daily.

Café Sparrow

Cafe Sparrow combines traditional french stocks and sauces with a California flair.


Palapas Restaurant & Cantina

Palapas prides itself on fresh seafood and a large selection of coastal Mexican dishes.


Persephone serves a seasonally changing farm to table menu with influences ranging from Italian to Middle Eastern.


Akira Sushi is a fusion of Japanese cuisine combined with western flare.

Aptos St. BBQ

Down-home venue offering BBQ dishes & a variety of local beers on tap, plus live blues shows.


Nisene Marks State Parks

A refreshing retreat from the busy towns and beaches along Highway 1 near Santa Cruz.

Rio del Mar Beach

Dog friendly beach for surfing, fishing, picnicking, swimming, jogging, walking, bike riding and bonfires.

Cabrillo Stage

Summer musical festival bringing full scale broadway musicals to Santa Cruz.

Seascape Golf Club

Half mile away from the shores of the pacific ocean and framed by majestic monterey pines and towering eucalyptus trees.

Seascape Beach Resort

The comforts of a beach home with the services and features of a luxury resort.

Seacliff State Park

This beach is known for its fishing pier and concrete freighter, the SS Palo Alto.

4th of July parade

For over a half-century, the Aptos, World's Shortest Parade has entertained locals and tourists every Fourth of July.


Outside In

Gifts, home decor, jewelry and luxury clothing store supporting local artisans.

Warmth Company

Offering a wide variety of distinctive home furnishings, bedding, accessories and lifestyle products.


A women's shoe store that offers a wide variety of unique fashionable shoes, purses, and accessories.

Wisteria Antiques

A French inspired home decor and garden store.

Dig Garden Store

Nursery and lifestyle shop specializing in houseplants, cactus & succulents, tropical plants, home goods, and gifts.

Solemate Clothing Store

A locally owned boutique selling fabulous footwear, clothing and accessories.

Caroline’s Thrift Shop

A Non Profit Shop Dedicated to the Children of Santa Cruz County.


Trestles Restaurant

Eclectic California fare inspired by local, farm driven ingredients.

Vinocruz Winebar + Kitchen

Santa Cruz Mountains wine paired with amazing food. A taste of local in a glass.

Café Cruz

Established in 1995, Café Cruz has been a favorite dining place for area residents and out-of-towners for 24 years.

Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

Exceptionally delicious bakery and deli, serving Capitola since 1978.

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Tortilla Flats

Tortilla Flats serves unique cuisine that blends the fire of Mexico and offers the best Margaritas in town.

Shadowbrook Restaurant

With over 50 years of history, Shadowbrook is one of the most unique restaurants in the West. 

Zelda's on the Beach

Zelda's restaurant is located on the beach with spectacular views of the Monterey Bay and Capitola Wharf.

Capitola Bar & Grill

Delicious Lobster Rolls & Specialty Cocktails.


Capitola Beach Company

Surf side beach boutique offering surf and stand up paddle rentals & lessons.

Monte Foundation Fireworks Show

A wonderful family event featuring a spectacular fireworks display.

Mr Toots Coffee & Games

Cozy, seaside coffeehouse offering pastries, sandwiches & ocean views from a 2nd-floor balcony.

Land of Medicine Buddha

Buddhist Temple offering meditation & Buddhist classes, retreaets, and hiking trails in the Redwoods.

Blue Ball Park

Nicknamed for the art installation of "Skyballs", a series of four sky-blue 8-foot diameter spheres that appear to roll down the coastal prairie terrace.

Center street antiques

Antiques & vintage home and garden furniture and accessories with an eclectic mix of interesting one-of-a-kind items. 


Pacific Trading Company

A curated selection of Clothing, Jewelry, Accessories, Shoes and Lingerie.

Center Street Antiques

Antiques & vintage home and garden furniture and accessories with eclectic mix of interesting one-of-a-kind items.

Salvage Hut

An eclectic mix of Antique and vintage furniture, as well as handcrafted and locally made items.


Women's upscale clothing and lingerie. Men's casual wear - blazers, pants, shirts and sweaters.

Mercantile Capitola

A diverse selection of one-of-a-kind products and services among a variety of merchants.

Super Silver Capitola

Super Silver has the largest, most diverse, size inclusive, and beautiful selection of curated jewelry all in one place.

Capitola Seashells Gift Shop 

One of the largest collection of seashells and coral in Northern California, also offering a wide selection of unique jewelry, home décor and gifts.

Craft Gallery Gift Shop 

An eclectic and imaginative assortment of crafts assures something perfect for everyone! 


Bruno’s Bar & Grille

Serving lunch and dinner daily. Try the Bad Boy burger, raspberry chipotle ribs or one of the big salads.

Jia Tellas

Locally owned Cambodian Cuisine. Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free friendly

Maya Mexican Restaurant

Authentic, quality Mexican food, featuring a full bar.

Auntie Mame’s

Home-style cooking. Breakfast and lunch served all day!

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Malone's Grill

Santa Cruz’s destination for handcrafted cocktails, rotating draft beers & world famous burgers and steaks.

Otoro Sushi

Sushi & other Japanese fare are served in a bright, open space with large windows & TVs.

Heavenly Roadside Cafe

Old-time favorites with modern additions and some new twists.

Stonehouse Bar & Grill

Traditional favorites and creative California Cuisine. Full Bar and great selection of local wines and craft brews.


Food truck Friday

Located in Skypark, Food Truck Friday offers delicious dinner, drinks and live music!


Playground, tennis, basketball & bocce courts, soccer fields, walking path, a 20,000 sq. foot skate park, pump track, dog park.

CineLuxe Theater

$5 for any movie - Free Drink & Soda

1440 Multiversity

A Learning Destination Where Energy, Discovery, and Creativity Flourish

Glenwood Hiking Trails

Gorgeous views of Scotts Valley

Skypark Skate Park

20,000 sq. foot skate park

Scotts Valley Fireworks 

If you're here over the 4th of July, the fireworks show can't be missed!


Home by Zinnia’s

A mindfully collected curation of stories to inspire your home decor for the aesthetically minded.

Ivy’s Porch

A unique collective shop offering an array of home and garden items with Vintage flair and casual elegance.

Encore Resale Boutique

A resale women's clothing boutique offering quality items for all styles and ages!

The Find!

Treasures from around the block and the world. Custom painting, art, garden, home decor, furniture, kitchenware, amazing luxury goods jewelry and much more.

Scotts Valley Jewelers

Family owned and operated fine jewelry store with over 38 years of experience in exclusive jewelry designs, and custom repairs.

Scarborough Gardens

If you are looking for the right plant for your garden or the perfect gift for your friend you’ll find it here.

Cali Style

A clothing store featuring California surf/skate style apparel.

Ashby Confections

Hand-made chocolates & other excellent confections 



Italian favorites in the heart of the Santa Cruz mountains.

EMpire Grille

An American Restaurant in Silicon Meadows.

Casa Nostra

Just a short drive from the Silicon Valley, Casa Nostra offers authentic Italian cuisine.

Humble Sea Tavern

Beer, cocktails and kitchen.
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Rocky's cafe

Rocky's Cafe serves the Santa Cruz Mountain's daily dose of fresh food and fine coffee.

Redwood pizzeria

Organic pizza & local draft beer & wine!

Cowboy Bar & Grill

Serving fresh creative American cuisine in the Santa Cruz Mountains since 1996.

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Henry Cowell State Park

Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains and famous for the 40-acre grove of towering old-growth redwood trees.

Mount Hermon Adventures

Zip Line Canopy Tours, Aerial Adventure Courses, Team Building, and more!

Roaring Camp Railroad 

Experience the California Redwoods aboard the trains.

Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club

9 hole golf course that also offers disc golf and a full restaurant and bar.

Loch Lomond Recreation Area

LLRA offers boat rentals, picnicking, fishing, hiking, natural resources interpretive programming. 

Felton Covered Bridge County Park

Walk on the path, picnic, play volleyball, use the playground or one of the large, grassy areas.

Brookdale Lodge

Newly renovated historic lodge among the Redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Felton Farmers Market 

The Felton Farmers’ Market is a treasured weekly gathering May through October, now running for over 30 years.


Abbot’s Thrift

Thrift store providing women’s and men’s clothing, books, household necessities, antiques, and collectibles at the lowest prices around.

The Bizarre Bazaar

One stop shop for handcrafted, personalised and unique products.

The Felton Mercantile

Local, handmade goods and herbal apothecary.

Ethel & Sabel

A shop carefully curated to showcase vintage rustic treasures that have been repurposed for modern décor. 

Towne & Country Antiques

Refined showroom focused on early-20th-century-style bathroom fixtures, plus accessories & linens.

Ben Lomond Market

Local market with fresh produce, quality meats, and a nice cheese selection.

Swag Collectibles

Restored MCM Stereos, Vinyl, Vintage and local apparel.


Ella’s at the Airport

Pizza, pasta & American mains, plus live jazz, a full bar & tables overlooking the runway.

Jalisco Restaurant

Bustling space with live mariachi music & a full bar serves traditional Mexican dishes.

Zameen At The Hangar

Made-to-order Mediterranean wraps, salads & bowls offered in bright, modern digs.

Ranch Milk

A unique family owned and operated Mexican grill, tap house, and gas station.

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Strawberry Patch Cafe

Coffee, lunchtime wraps & pizzas in a warm setting with local artwork on the walls & a patio area.


Relaxed spot for unique Mexican eats plus draft beer & margaritas with occasional mariachi music.

Imura Japanese Restaurant

Imura offers delicious bento boxes for lunch and dinner, as well as a select variety of Korean specialty dishes.

California Grill and Bar

Homey eatery & bar featuring American dishes made with locally sourced organic produce.


Holiday lights show

3/4 mile ride through the Magical Lights decorating the Fairgrounds. 

Manresa Main State Beach

Sweeping views of bluff-backed sand and sea.

Strawberry festival

Weekend of carnival attractions, live entertainment and delicious strawberry treats!

Gizdich Ranch

Breathe in the fresh air and countryside atmosphere. Pick your favorite fruit and picnic among the apple trees and the hills.

Ocean Speedway

Semi-banked clay 1/4 mile oval located at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds.

Corralitos Wine Trail

Handcrafted Wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains

Open Farm Tours 

Meet the farmers and learn what it takes to bring your favorite high-quality local farm products to your plate.


Sierra Azul Nursery

Specializing in plants and gardens for California’s Mediterranean climate.

Kelly's Books

second hand book shop selling books, puzzles and DVDs.

Nob Hill Foods

An independent, family-owned American grocery store.

Corralitos Market 

Market featuring a real butcher shop and more than 30 varieties of in-house made smoked and fresh sausages.

El Pueblo Market

Local market featuring fresh vegetables, meat and fruits.

Gizdich Ranch

Pick your favorite fruit of the season right off the tree or vine; then, picnic among the apple trees and the hills.