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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  

Attending San Jose State University and majoring in marketing. I am a nature child who believes that traveling the world, meeting new people, eating good food, and embracing other cultures is a vital part of life. I enjoy painting, hammocking, and exploring Pinterest whenever I get the chance. Find me on Instagram @camytotah