Books in Santa Cruz

Bookshop Santa Cruz

Vast selection of new books, a few used ones, popular and unusual magazines, and ‘Keep Santa Cruz Weird’ bumper stickers.
Food in Santa Cruz

Donnelly Fine Chocolates

The Willy Wonka of Santa Cruz makes stratospherically priced chocolates on par with the big city. Try the cardamom or chipotle truffles.
Homewares in Santa Cruz


Handcrafted sculptural glassware by an artist whose work is displayed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum is made right here in wackadoodle Santa Cruz.
Art in Monterey

Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation Gallery

Taking over a cozy sea-view house, more than 30 local artists sell plein-air paintings and sketches alongside contemporary works in all media.
Antiques in Monterey

Cannery Row Antique Mall

Inside a historic 1920s cannery building, two floors are stacked high with beguiling flotsam and jetsam from decades past.
Books in Monterey

Old Capitol Books

Tall shelves of new, used and antiquarian books, including rare first editions, California titles and John Steinbeck's works.
Arts & Crafts in San Luis Obispo

Hands Gallery

Brightly lit downtown shop sells vibrant contemporary pieces by California artisans, including jewelry, fiber arts, sculptures, ceramics and blown glass.
Sports & Outdoors in San Luis Obispo

Mountain Air Sports

At this local outdoor outfitter, pick up anything from campstove fuel and tents to brand-name clothing and hiking boots.
Clothing in San Luis Obispo

Finders Keepers

Seriously stylish secondhand women’s fashions that match SLO’s breezy, laid-back coastal lifestyle, plus hand-picked handbags, coats and jewelry.
Food & Drinks in Monterey

Wharf Marketplace

Inside an old railway station, this gourmet-food emporium carries bountiful farm goodness and artisanal products from Monterey County and beyond.