Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
You can occasionally spot sea lions, otters and dolphins while kayaking. Kayak Connection has rentals.
Electric Sierra Cycles
Cycling along West Cliff Dr provides million-dollar views, especially at sunset, and it’s a great way to get around town on crowded...
Santa Cruz State Parks
Streamside trails through old-growth redwood forests await at Henry Cowell Redwoods and Big Basin Redwoods, off Hwy 9 north in the Santa...
Surf City Billiards & Café
For shooting stick, dartboards, big-screen TVs and darn good pub grub.
A Santa Cruz classic, the late-night Saturn Cafe’s decor is an evolving pop-culture carnival. The menu is upmarket diner, with good...
Lonely Planet review
Bold, organic brews west of downtown off Mission St, squeezed between local winery tasting rooms.