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Sundays, January - November A Tour of the Historic Ranch Buildings Discover what life was like a century or more ago on this innovative dairy ranch. Free. 1pm. Location: Wilder Ranch, Two miles north on Highway 1, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.426.0505 www.santacruzstateparks.org Sundays Live Comedy - Featuring Nationally Known Comedians Every Sunday night enjoy a fresh sea breeze, great food and an evening of laughter as three comics take the stage. 9pm. Location: Crow’s Nest Restaurant, 2218 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.476.4560 www.crowsnest-santacruz.com Sundays Wetlands of Watsonville Nature Walks Guided exploration walk in the wetlands. Meet at the Nature Center. Binoculars provided. Great for all ages! Free. 1:30pm. Location: 30 Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville Phone: 831.768.1622 www.wetlandsofwatsonville.org 2nd Sunday of the month Downtown Santa Cruz Antique Street Faire “Original” Downtown antique faire is back. Vendors offer an eclectic blend of antiques and unique items. Weather permitting. 9am - 4pm. Location: Lincoln Street (between Pacific & Cedar), Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.476.6940 Mondays International Jazz Series World-class jazz artists perform in concert. Open to all ages. Serving dinner, beer, wine and beverages. Location: Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar St., Downtown Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.427.2227 www.kuumbwajazz.org 2nd Thursday & 4th Sunday of every month Marine Mammal Research Tour: Behind the Scenes at Long Marine Lab Learn about the work of scientists and their studies of dolphins, sea lions, elephant seals and harbor seals. Free with admission. 2:15 - 3:30pm. Location: Seymour Marine Discovery Center, end of Delaware Ave., Santa Cruz Phone: 831.459.3800 http://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu Every Fri, Sat and Sun Santa Cruz Flea Market Shop for collectables, fresh produce, tools and treasures galore! Great deals, on-site food vendors and fun! Free parking. Fri: 7am-12pm, Sat: 6am-3pm, Sun: 5:30am-3pm. Location: 2260 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.462.4442 (weekends) www.scgoodwill.org

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1st Saturday of each month First Saturday Arboretum Tours Come see what’s in bloom in the Gardens this month. Free with paid admission! 11am. Location: 1156 High Street, UCSC Campus, Meet at Arboretum Gift Shop, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.427.2998 http://arboretum.ucsc.edu 2nd Saturday of each month Second Saturday Library Wines Tasting Pouring a 15-30 year old Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvingnon from our cellar. No extra charge beyond usual $3 tasting fee. Noon-5pm. Location: Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard, 334 A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.426.6209 www.santacruzmountainvineyard.com Saturday & Sunday Docent-led Tours of Elkhorn Slough Reserve Meet at the reserve and then learn about this unique area on a guided tour. Free. 10am & 1pm weekly, 8:30am First Sat. of every month. Location: Elkhorn Slough, 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville Phone: 831.728.2822 www.elkhornslough.org

Wednesdays, March 16 - November 2 Wednesday Night Sailboat Races Harbor restaurants and the beach are good viewing areas to watch the sailboat races against the setting sun. Free. 5:30 - 8:30pm. Location: Santa Cruz Harbor, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.475.6161 www.santacruzharbor.org Weekends, March - November Redwood Loop Guided Walks Easy, half-mile walks. Learn about redwoods, the park’s history, and see its most impressive trees. Free. 11am & 2pm. Location: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek Phone: 831.338.8883 www.mountainparks.org 2nd Saturday of the month, May - October From Market to Table Cooking Demonstrations Guest chefs demonstrate how to use seasonal produce and provide recipies for creative dishes you can make at home. Free. 9:30 - 10:30am. Location: Aptos Farmers Market, Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos Phone: 831.728.5060 www.montereybayfarmers.org June 5 & 19, July 10 & 17, August 7 & 21 Sunday Art and Jazz at the Beach! Live jazz on the Esplanade stage overlooking Capitola Beach 30 Cocoanut Grove Bridal Expo More than 90 booths highlight engagement, wedding, reception, and honeymoon planning; fashion shows, door prizes, food. 10am - 4pm. Location: Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz Phone: 831.423.2053 www.cocoanutgrovesantacruz.com

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and Monterey Bay. Purchase quality art directly from local artists. Free. 11am - 6pm, Jazz 2 - 4pm. Location: Capitola Esplanade in the Village, Capitola Phone: 831.475.7300 www.ci.capitola.ca.us June 17 – September 2 Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach Two free live concerts every Friday night (June 17 - Sep 2) with stars of the 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s! 6:30 & 8:30pm. Location: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.423.5590 www.beachboardwalk.com June 20 – August 30 1907 Nights at the Boardwalk From June 20 until August 30, take advantage of oldfashioned prices on Mondays and Tuesdays after 5 pm. 5pm - close. Location: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.423.5590 www.beachboardwalk.com June 22 – August 31 Capitola Summer Twilight Concerts Bring chairs, jackets, a picnic supper and the family to enjoy live music and the sunset. Free. 6 - 8pm. Location: Esplanade Park, Capitola Phone: 831.475.7300 www.ci.capitola.ca.us June 22 – September 1 Boardwalk Discount Nights Bring in a Pepsi can after 5 pm each Weds. and Thurs. night and get over 50% discount on the Unlimited Rides wristband. 5pm - close. Location: Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.423.5590 www.beachboardwalk.com Thursdays July 7 – August 25 Thursday Night Music Series Unwind from the work week and enjoy live music and appetizers in our creekside courtyard. 6 - 8pm. Location: Bargetto Winery, 3535 N. Main St., Soquel Phone: 831.475.2258 www.bargetto.com Weekends, October 9 - approx. February 1 Tours of the Monarch Butterfly Grove Join a docent naturalist and see monarch butterflies wintering in Santa Cruz. Free. 11am & 2pm. Location: Natural Bridges State Beach, 2531 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.423.4609 www.santacruzstateparks.org Wednesdays, October - April Winemaker Wednesdays at the Shadowbrook Featured local winemaker on hand and a different winery featured each week. 50% off by-the-glass selections and bottled wine from all local wineries. 5 - 8pm. Location: Shadowbrook Restaurant Lounge, 1750 Wharf Rd., Capitola, Phone: 831.475.1511 www.shadowbrook-capitola.com

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1 New Year’s Bird Count! Local version of the National Audubon Society New Year’s Bird Count. Location: Southern portion of Santa Cruz County Phone: 831.426.7342 www.santacruzbirdclub.org 8-9 Santa Cruz Fungus Fair Enjoy fabulous mushroom displays, delicacies and mouthwatering cooking demonstrations. Bring mushrooms for identification. 10am - 5pm. Location: Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz Phone: 831.420.6115 www.scfungusfair.org 15 Wine Passport Program Your chance to visit wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains not normally open to the public. Taste wine and have a great time. 11am - 5pm. Location: Various wineries, Santa Cruz Mountains Phone: 831.685.VINE (8463) www.scmwa.com 15- March 6 Santa Cruz Art League: “Local Essence” Members’ Exhibit A wonderful exhibit honoring the talented art of the Santa Cruz Art League’s own members. Free. Wed. - Sat. 12 - 5pm, Sun. 12 - 4pm. Location: 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.426.5787 www.scal.org 29 – 30 Santa Cruz County Symphony Concert “Strictly Classical” A program of symphonic classics including Mozart’s Symphony No. 39, Boyce’s Symphony No. 5 and more. 8pm 1/29 in Santa Cruz, 2pm 1/30 in Watsonville. Location: Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., Santa Cruz; Henry J. Mello Center, 250 E. Beach Street, Watsonville Phone: 831.420.5260 www.santacruzsymphony.org

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4 – 25 Jazz in the Cellars Enjoy music on Friday nights in our historic winery cellars. 6 - 8pm. Location: Bargetto Winery, 3535 N. Main Street, Soquel Phone: 831.475.2258 www.bargetto.com 12 Natural Bridges Migration Festival Say farewell to migratory butterflies and make discoveries about many animals that migrate from whales to newts to birds. Free. 11am - 4pm. Location: Natural Bridges State Park, 2531 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.423.4609 www.santacruzstateparks.org 12 Santa Cruz Baroque Festival: Endangered Crystal: The Glass Harmonica William Wilde Zeitler brings to life the ‘heavenly’ sounds of the glass harmonica in classic and original compositions. 7:30pm. Location: Music Center Recital Hall, UCSC, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.459.2159 www.scbaroque.org 13 Romance in the Redwoods An easy one-hour walk, you’ll learn about courtship, mating and reproduction behaviors of banana slugs, newts, woodpeckers! Free. 11:00am. Location: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, Phone: 831.338.8883 www.santacruzstateparks.org

22 Ultimate Winemakers Dinner Up to 25 winemakers offer exclusive tastes of their wines and join guests for an intimate gourmet meal. Reserved seating 6 - 8pm. Location: Shadowbrook Restaurant, 1750 Wharf Rd., Capitola, Phone: 831.685.VINE (8463) www.scmwa.com 25 – 26 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters and climb the highest peaks with amazing big screen stories! 7pm. Location: Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.459.2806 www.ucscrecreation.com 26 Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook Off Wacky chefs compete for prizes during this “soup-er” day of chowders. Free. 10am - 5pm. Location: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.423.5590 www.beachboardwalk.com

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5 – 6 Hummingbird Days Annual celebration of the Hummingbirds that feed, mate, and nest in the gardens. Free with admission. 8am - 4pm. Location: Arboretum at UCSC, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.427.2998 http://arboretum.ucsc.edu 12 – 13 Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre presents: “In Concert” An eclectic mix of classical and contemporary dance featuring a world premiere by award-winning choreographer Robert Kelly. 2pm. Location: Cabrillo Crocker Theater, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos Phone: 831.477.1606 www.scbt.org 18 – 20 Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival 25th year features world class champions in kayaking, wave skiing, Stand-up Paddle Surfing. Gala parties and free demonstrations. 7am - 5pm.

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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011
Contents
Welcome to Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz
Your Wildlife Watching Destination
Field to Table
Locally Made
From the Mountains to the Sea
Culture and Creativity
201163 Events Calendar
Maps
A Wine Lover’s Paradise
Monterey Bay
Galleries and Museums
Exploring Santa Cruz County’s Great Outdoors
Pajaro Valley and Watsonville
San Lorenzo Valley
Scotts Valley
Capitola and Soquel
Pleasure Point
Aptos
Davenport
Restaurant Guide
Lodging Guide
Visitor Activities
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Welcome to Santa Cruz County
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Your Wildlife Watching Destination
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Field to Table
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Locally Made
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - From the Mountains to the Sea
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Culture and Creativity
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - 201163 Events Calendar
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Maps
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - A Wine Lover’s Paradise
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Monterey Bay
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Galleries and Museums
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Exploring Santa Cruz County’s Great Outdoors
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Pajaro Valley and Watsonville
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - San Lorenzo Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Scotts Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Capitola and Soquel
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Pleasure Point
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Aptos
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