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Discover Santa Cruz & Beyond

Calendar of Events and Attractions



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Special Mothers' Day Santa Cruz Walking Food Tour

Any mom will be thrilled to spend Mothers' Day strolling the streets of Santa Cruz and discovering foodie highlights of Santa Cruz

Sunday May 11th

2.25pm - 6.00pm


The Penny Ice Creamery

This delicious homemade ice cream is a must try on a warm day!

913 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Daily 12pm – 11pm


Santa Cruz Surfing Museum

This little gem of a museum has photographs, surfboards, and other interesting items tracing over 100 years of surfing history in Santa Cruz. The gift shop specializes in great surfing related items.

The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is housed in the Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse at Lighthouse Point on West Cliff Drive.

Wed - Mon
Noon - 4 pm


Chardonnay Sailing Charters

Enjoy a day on the Monterey Bay with a whale watching, winemakers or ecology guided cruise.

Located at 790 Mariner Park Way, Dock FF,

Santa Cruz, California 95062

See Website for specific tours, times and pricing.


Pacific Avenue

Pacific Avenue is Santa Cruz's downtown area and is located less than a mile away from the West Cliff Inn.  Downtown Santa Cruz is home to many local thatres, shops, restaurants and bars. Be sure to visit Downtown Santa Cruz's webste for a complete list of merchants and events.

See website for more information Website

Santa Cruz Farmers Market

Fresh vegetables, produce and specialty foods every Wednesday afternoon.

Held betweeen Lincoln and Cedar Street

Every Wednesday Afternoon


Santa Cruz Symphony

Enjoy a performance while visiting the Santa Cruz area.

Located at 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz

See website for show times.


Natural Bridges State Beach

This beach, with its famous natural bridge, is an excellent vantage point for viewing shore birds, migrating whales, and seals and otters playing offshore. Further along the beach, tidepools offer a glimpse of life beneath the sea. Low tides reveal sea stars, crabs, sea anemones, and other colorful ocean life. During the winter months, Monarch Butterflies flutter to the beach.

Follow West Cliff Drive north along the in-town bluffs until it ends at Natural Bridges.

Open to the public


Ride into the Past on 19th Century Steam Trains

Travel over trestles, through towering redwood groves and up a winding narrow-gauge grade at the Roaring Camp Railroad


Open to the public


Wine Tasting in the Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County has a tradition of fine winemaking that dates back to the late 1800's. Today, the County is home to over 40 family-owned and operated wineries that specialize in small yield, handcrafted wines. See website for wineries, directions and contact info.

Open to the public


Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

For a little fun and action, walk down to the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Opens daily at 11 a.m.

400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA