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DINING - Some of our favorite restaurants, bakeries and breweries within walking distance....
 

Casual: 

  • Mission Street BBQ, excellent BBQ

  • Burger. (good burgers, large beer selection, fun atmosphere)

  • Parish Pub (excellent burgers, pub food, beer)

  • West End Tap Room (great family spot, great food)


A step up: 

  • Bantam (wood fired pizza, salads, small plates, fried chicken, wine - our favorite)

  • Avanti (Great food, fun cocktails, date night)
     

Bakeries: 

  • Companion (the best)

  • Kelly's
     

Breweries:  

  • Humble Sea

  • Santa Cruz Mountain

  • A slew of great wineries.
     

Grocery stores: 

  • New Leaf, gourmet, organic, local

  • Safeway

 

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THINGS TO DO IN SANTA CRUZ
 

  1. Go to the famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk and ride the amusement park rides

  2. Walk down the Wharf and see the sea lions

  3. Visit West Cliff Lighthouse

  4. Check out the cool rock formations at Natural Bridges State Park

  5. Watch the world-class surfers at "Steamers Lane"

  6. See the Monarch butterflies at the nearby preserve

  7. Walk or bike the paths at Wilder Ranch

  8. Witness some weird at the Mystery Spot

  9. Mountain bike on some of the best trails around

  10. Feel small next to the giant redwoods in the Henry Cowell State Park

  11. Visit one of the many local wineries

  12. Walk around the quaint village of Capitola
     

THINGS TO DO NEARBY

  1. Drive north to Davenport and visit Shark Fin Cove

  2. Watch big wave surfers at Mavericks

  3. Head south to Big Sur and check out beautiful waterfalls, coastline, and hiking

  4. Visit the famous Monterey Aquarium

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