8 Santa Cruz Favorites Unveiled by Locals


Santa Cruz is a charming coastal town with a lot to offer. Here are 8 local favorites that you don’t want to miss.

Enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the iconic Santa Cruz Lighthouse along this scenic walking and biking path

West Cliff Drive


Experience the thrill of California’s oldest amusement park, with rides, games, and attractions for all ages

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk


Witness the strange phenomena of this gravitational anomaly, where the laws of physics seem to bend

Mystery Spot


Marvel at the natural rock formations, sandy beach, and wildlife at this beautiful state park

Natural Bridges State Beach


Shop, dine, and watch sea lions at the longest wooden pier on the West Coast

Santa Cruz Wharf


Explore the historic ranch buildings, hiking trails, and coastal bluffs at this former dairy farm

Wilder Ranch State Park


Indulge in some freshly baked cookies in a variety of flavors, from classic to exotic

Pacific Cookie Company


Savor the authentic flavors of Brazilian cuisine, with dishes like acai bowls, feijoada, and pao de queijo

Cafe Brasil 


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