A Local's Guide To Santa Cruz

To Do:

1.    Davenport Pier - Climb down to the beach or stay on the cliff to hammock.

2.    Tea House - Take a dip in their relaxing tubs with a pot of tea and a serene view.

3.    Shark Fin Cove - No SHARKS!

4.    Natural Bridges State Beach - Visit the Monarch Butterflies.

5.    Opal Cliffs - Great surf spot for experienced surfers! 

6.    Mike Fox SkatePark - Pipes, bowls, and rails, oh my!

7.    La Selva Beach - Most relaxing and clean beach in Watsonville. 

8.    Steamer Lane - Great walking path and view of the surfers. 

9.    Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park - Camping and picnic spots!

10.    East Cliff - Low tide spot, home to starfish and sea anemone. 

11.    Año Nuevo State Park - If it’s your lucky day, you might be able to see Elephant Seals!

To Eat/Snack On: 

1.    Zoccoli’s - Italian Deli $$ (Try the meatball sub!)

2.    El Salchichero - Butcher $$ (Mouthwatering French cheese & Italian salami!)

3.    Burger. - American Cuisine $$

4.    The Picnic Basket - American Cafe $$

5.    Verve Coffee Roasters - Cafe $$

6.    Harbor Cafe - American Cafe $$

7.    Tramonti - Italian Cuisine $$

8.    Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting - Coffee Shop $

9.    Marianne’s Ice Cream - Ice Cream Shop $

10.    The Penny Ice Creamery - Ice Cream Shop $$

11.    Gayle’s Bakery - Cafe $$

Surf Shops:

1.    Midtown Surf Shop + Coffee Bar

2.    O’Neill Surf Shop Outlet

3.    Rip Curl Outlet

4.    Sawyer Land + Sea Supply

5.    Surf Co. 

6.    Freeline Surf Shop

7.    Santa Cruz Surf Outlet