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Guidebook for Santa Cruz Area

Judy And Brian
Judy And Brian
Se registró en 2017
Judy And Brian

Guidebook for Santa Cruz Area

Food Scene
Below are places we have visited; do let us know if you find a great place you think we should add!
close by, locally owned...
Coffee Nine
9505 CA-9
close by, locally owned...
Great space for larger groups; to grab some study/work time.
Coffee Cat
255 Mount Hermon Road
Great space for larger groups; to grab some study/work time.
Locally owned; good Italian food PLUS a beer garden!
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Ristorante Casa Nostra
9217 California 9
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Locally owned; good Italian food PLUS a beer garden!
Locally owned, coffee is good and it is across from New Leaf Market (healthy foods) and on your way to Henry Cowell Redwoods state park entrance (on HWY 9). Small gifts/local art.
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White Raven
6253 Highway 9
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Locally owned, coffee is good and it is across from New Leaf Market (healthy foods) and on your way to Henry Cowell Redwoods state park entrance (on HWY 9). Small gifts/local art.
Locally owned; classic diner without trying to be that.
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Spanky's
9520 Highway 9
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Locally owned; classic diner without trying to be that.
Locally owned; nice patio; wine tasting next door...
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Heavenly Roadside Café
1210 Mt Hermon Rd
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Locally owned; nice patio; wine tasting next door...
Great food and you get to get a sense of "midtown" Santa Cruz as well. Can get crowded...
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The Buttery
702 Soquel Avenue
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Great food and you get to get a sense of "midtown" Santa Cruz as well. Can get crowded...
Locally owned; great baked goods and breakfast/lunch items. On the 'westside/hipster" area of Santa Cruz. Next door is a brewery; wine tasting and New Leaf Market close by...a good place to grab some more "foodie" picnic items before you head to the beach !
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Kelly's French Bakery
402 Ingalls Street
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Locally owned; great baked goods and breakfast/lunch items. On the 'westside/hipster" area of Santa Cruz. Next door is a brewery; wine tasting and New Leaf Market close by...a good place to grab some more "foodie" picnic items before you head to the beach !
Great sandwiches...worth the time they take to create them for you. Some breakfast offerings too.
Castelli's Deli Cafe
6965 Hwy 9
Great sandwiches...worth the time they take to create them for you. Some breakfast offerings too.
Gilda's
37 Municipal Wharf
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El Palomar Restaurant
1336 Pacific Avenue
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Woodstock's Pizza Santa Cruz
710 Front Street
A bit more expensive but the venue is very nice, can get busy so reservations are best!
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Scopazzi's
13300 Big Basin Way
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A bit more expensive but the venue is very nice, can get busy so reservations are best!
I local legend; tons of flavors...and don't forget to try the Nutty Bars...a great value. Can get busy so plan to take a ticket for your turn; fun local vibe. Tables to relax at as well...
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Marianne's Ice Cream
1020 Ocean Street
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I local legend; tons of flavors...and don't forget to try the Nutty Bars...a great value. Can get busy so plan to take a ticket for your turn; fun local vibe. Tables to relax at as well...
Great pizza and a local business to boot. Plenty of seating too.
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Redwood Pizzeria
6205 California 9
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Great pizza and a local business to boot. Plenty of seating too.
Family place, food is fine:)
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Otoro Sushi
235 Mount Hermon Road
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Family place, food is fine:)
Very good Japanese cuisine, small venue, call ahead to see if have room for you:)
Sushi Blossom
Very good Japanese cuisine, small venue, call ahead to see if have room for you:)
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Laili
101 Cooper Street
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Oswald Restaurant
121 Soquel Avenue
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Alderwood Santa Cruz
155 Walnut Ave
Woodies Café
25 Municipal Wharf
Deli, hot foods, gourmet cheeses, good wine selection..and close by!
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Ben Lomond Market
9440 Mill Street
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Deli, hot foods, gourmet cheeses, good wine selection..and close by!
Entertainment & Activities
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach Street
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Walk, eat, buy fun gifts and treats, observe the sea lions at the end of the wharf!
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Santa Cruz Wharf
21 Municipal Wharf
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Walk, eat, buy fun gifts and treats, observe the sea lions at the end of the wharf!
Too awesome to even describe. World renowned...worth a day trip.
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Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
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Too awesome to even describe. World renowned...worth a day trip.
Simply the coolest experience: hitch a ride on a real steam train...various tours available; check it out online.
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Roaring Camp
5401 Graham Hill Road
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Simply the coolest experience: hitch a ride on a real steam train...various tours available; check it out online.
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Kayak Connection
413 Lake Avenue
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Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 McAllister Way
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Sightseeing
Great place to walk, see surfers, get the feel for Santa Cruz!
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Lighthouse Field State Beach
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Great place to walk, see surfers, get the feel for Santa Cruz!
Great place to walk/bike/see the ocean, watch surfers and get a feel for Santa Cruz beach scene!
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West Cliff Drive
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Great place to walk/bike/see the ocean, watch surfers and get a feel for Santa Cruz beach scene!
Outdoor venue: shopping, movie theatres, people-watching, lots of food options...quintessential Santa Cruz!
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Pacific Avenue
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Outdoor venue: shopping, movie theatres, people-watching, lots of food options...quintessential Santa Cruz!
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University of California Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
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Santa Cruz Harbor
135 5th Avenue
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If you can't make it to the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey (about an hour drive) this is your next best bet to explore the wonders of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary.
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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
35 Pacific Avenue
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If you can't make it to the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey (about an hour drive) this is your next best bet to explore the wonders of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary.
Have to see it to believe it!
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The Mystery Spot
465 Mystery Spot Road
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Have to see it to believe it!
Parks & Nature
THE place (15 minutes away) to walk among the redwoods; take a longer hike; explore the Nature center.
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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
101 North Big Trees Park Road
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THE place (15 minutes away) to walk among the redwoods; take a longer hike; explore the Nature center.
5 minutes up the road...easy hiking trails, place for a picnic, a pond to enjoy...a beautiful place right in the "back yard" to explore the unique Santa Cruz Mountains "sandhill habitat".
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Quail Hollow Ranch County Park
800 Quail Hollow Road
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5 minutes up the road...easy hiking trails, place for a picnic, a pond to enjoy...a beautiful place right in the "back yard" to explore the unique Santa Cruz Mountains "sandhill habitat".
California's FIRST state park! Awesome easy to difficult hiking trails amongst the redwoods...there is a store, a nature center...something for everyone.
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Big Basin Redwoods State Park
21600 Big Basin Way
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California's FIRST state park! Awesome easy to difficult hiking trails amongst the redwoods...there is a store, a nature center...something for everyone.
Wonderful place to explore the past: historic farmhouse, barn, etc. Fantastic hike along the ocean cliffs as well as other trails up in the hills.
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Wilder Ranch State Park
1401 Coast Road
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Wonderful place to explore the past: historic farmhouse, barn, etc. Fantastic hike along the ocean cliffs as well as other trails up in the hills.
Iconic place to be by the ocean, tidepools, AND monarch butterflies (nature center too).
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Natural Bridges State Beach
2531 West Cliff Drive
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Iconic place to be by the ocean, tidepools, AND monarch butterflies (nature center too).
Less crowded than the beach in front of the Boardwalk. Bathrooms, lifeguards (summer season), firepits. Can be a bit of a challenge to park, but it is worth it. Waves can be a bit rough at times.
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Seabright State Beach
15 East Cliff Drive
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Less crowded than the beach in front of the Boardwalk. Bathrooms, lifeguards (summer season), firepits. Can be a bit of a challenge to park, but it is worth it. Waves can be a bit rough at times.
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UC Santa Cruz Arboretum
1156 High Street
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Amazing walks/hikes/bike trails into the redwood/oak forest and/or along a river.
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The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
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Amazing walks/hikes/bike trails into the redwood/oak forest and/or along a river.
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Año Nuevo State Park
1 New Years Creek Rd
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Arts & Culture
Very informative gallery covering the history of Santa Cruz. Check out all the other art exhibits too! Great food options next to the museum, recently renovated. Great for "foodies" and cocktail lovers. The museum is right downtown next to Pacific Avenue - one can wander about and get a sense of Santa Cruz culture.
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Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front Street
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Very informative gallery covering the history of Santa Cruz. Check out all the other art exhibits too! Great food options next to the museum, recently renovated. Great for "foodies" and cocktail lovers. The museum is right downtown next to Pacific Avenue - one can wander about and get a sense of Santa Cruz culture.
Santa Cruz Art League
526 Broadway
Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center
9341 Mill Street
Shopping
A wonderful place if you love plants (nursery) and homegoods for the "homesteader"...also has a nice gift shop. Locally owned.
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Mountain Feed & Farm Supply
9550 California 9
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A wonderful place if you love plants (nursery) and homegoods for the "homesteader"...also has a nice gift shop. Locally owned.
Further away BUT the closest place for "big box" stores: Target, Macy's, Kohls, etc etc. Home depot, Best Buy and a Safeway are close by across Hwy 1 on 41st avenue.
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Capitola Mall
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Further away BUT the closest place for "big box" stores: Target, Macy's, Kohls, etc etc. Home depot, Best Buy and a Safeway are close by across Hwy 1 on 41st avenue.
Wonderful place to find all sorts of new and used books, magazines; great children's books and some toys; cards and gifts. Full slate of author book signings/events as well.
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Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Avenue
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Wonderful place to find all sorts of new and used books, magazines; great children's books and some toys; cards and gifts. Full slate of author book signings/events as well.
The place to check out all sorts of guitars...sheet music too.
Sylvan Music
1521 Mission St
The place to check out all sorts of guitars...sheet music too.
All sorts of new and used vinyl records and, well, you may find that old DVD/CD you were looking for!
Streetlight Records
939 Pacific Avenue
All sorts of new and used vinyl records and, well, you may find that old DVD/CD you were looking for!
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Capitola Beach
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Pacific Avenue
Essentials
Safeway
6255 Graham Hill Rd
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Wild Roots Market
6240 California 9
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CVS
6247 Graham Hill Road
Safeway
253 Mount Hermon Road
Dominican Hospital
Sutter Urgent Care - Westside
1301 Mission Street
Emergency Room | Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center and Medical Offices
700 Lawrence Expy
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Ben Lomond Market
9440 Mill Street
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Amazing beer collection plus other goodies, tri tip sometimes that Masood BBQ's himself.
Masoods Liquor & Deli
7970 CA-9
Amazing beer collection plus other goodies, tri tip sometimes that Masood BBQ's himself.