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Welcome to santa Cruz County .................................................. 9 Your Wildlife Watching destination ...................................... 17 Field to table ........................................................................................ 19 Locally Made .......................................................................................... 21 From the Mountains to the sea ................................................ 22 Culture and Creativity ..................................................................... 25 A Wine Lover’s Paradise ................................................................. 37 Galleries and Museums .................................................................. 42 exploring santa Cruz County’s Great outdoors............. 44
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201163 events Calendar ................................................................ 27 Maps .................................................................................................... 32-35 restaurant Guide ............................................................................... 61 Lodging Guide ...................................................................................... 63 visitor Activities ................................................................................. 71
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A Heaven’s Roost .................................... 52 A Slice of Kianti’s .................................... 14 All Suites Inn Best Western ....................... 2 Annieglass .............................................. 10 Aptos Farmers Market ............................ 18 Aquarius Restaurant ........inside front cover Arboretum at UCSC ................................ 24 Artisans Gallery ...................................... 11 Bargetto Winery ...................................... 37 Beach House Rentals ............................... 53 Beachview Inn ........................................ 66 Bella Notte Inn ........................................ 57 Best Western – Capitola by the Sea .......... 4 Best Western Inn – Santa Cruz ................. 2 Best Western Rose Garden Inn ................. 4 Best Western Scotts Valley Inn ................... 2 Best Western Seacliff Inn ........................ 54 Bonny Doon Vineyard Cellar Door .......... 39 Bookshop Santa Cruz............................... 10 Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club ........ 26 The Buttery ............................................. 18 Capitola Hotel ......................................... 54 Capitola Village and Wharf ....................... 6 Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce..52-53 Carousel Motel ....................................... 64 Casa Blanca Inn + Restaurant .................. 5 Center Street Antiques and Interiors ....... 53 Chaminade Resort & Spa ........................... 1 Chardonnay II Sailing Charters ............... 16 Chefworks ............................................... 11 Cheshire Rio Realty and Property Mgmt . 56 City of Watsonville .................................. 46

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Cliff Crest Bed & Breakfast Inn ............... 38 Club Ed Surf School, Camps & Rentals .... 58 Comfort Inn - Santa Cruz ........................ 63 Comfort Inn – Watsonville ...................... 32 Continental Inn ....................................... 48 Copious Winery ....................................... 36 Corralitos Wine Trail ................................ 38 Craft Gallery ............................................ 53 Crow’s Nest Restaurant ............................ 6 Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County ... 26 DeLaveaga Golf Course .......................... 26 Dell Williams Jewelers................................ 8 Dolphin Restaurant ................................. 15 Downtown Santa Cruz ....................... 10-11 Early Bird Airport Shuttle ........................ 52 Economy Inn ........................................... 56 Edgewater Beach Motel .......................... 66 El Palomar Restaurant ............................ 10 Equinox/Bartolo ...................................... 36 Fairfield Inn & Suites ........ inside back cover Fire Fish Grill ........................................... 15 Gayle’s Bakery & Rosticceria ................... 54 Gilda’s Restaurant .................................. 14 Hampton Inn ............................................ 65 Hilton Santa Cruz / Scotts Valley ............. 50 Holiday Inn Express - Santa Cruz ............ 31 Howard Johnson Inn, Fisherman’s Wharf . 16 Howden Castle ....................................... 32 Hula’s Island Grill & Tiki Room ................ 11 Ideal Bar & Grill ...................................... 14 Inn at Pasatiempo ................................... 50 Inns of Santa Cruz ................................... 62

Kayak Connection ................................... 58 La Posta .................................................. 32 Lolly Tree Toys ......................................... 11 Made in Santa Cruz ................................ 14 Miramar Fish Grotto ............................... 14 Mission Inn ............................................. 63 MJA Vineyards ........................................ 36 Mount Hermon Redwood Canopy Tour ..... 4 Museum of Art & History ........................ 20 Nolands on the Wharf ............................. 15 Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages ...... 56 Ocean Pacific Lodge ................................ 62 O’Neill Surf Shop Capitola ...................... 52 O’Neill Surf Shop Downtown Santa Cruz . 10 Pacific Blue Inn ....................................... 18 Pacific Thai .............................................. 10 Pacific Yachting and Sailing .................... 58 Pajaro Dunes Resort ................................ 16 Paradise Beach Grille .............................. 53 Pelican Point Inn ..................................... 57 Pelican Ranch Winery .............................. 36 The Penny Ice Creamery .......................... 20 Pleasure Point Business Association ....... 57 Pleasure Point Inn ................................... 54 Richard Schmidt Surf School, Inc. ............ 58 Roaring Camp Railroads ......................... 48 San Francisco International Airport ......... 31 Santa Cruz Bay Company ....................... 15 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk..... back cover Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company ..... 11 Santa Cruz Dream Inn .......inside front cover Santa Cruz Harbor .................................. 58

Santa Cruz Hotel Group .. 4, 48, inside back cover Santa Cruz KOA Kampground ................. 69 Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard ............... 36 Santa Cruz Yellow Cab ............................ 31 Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce ...... 50 Sea & Sand Inn ....................................... 64 Seascape Beach Resort - Monterey Bay .... 3 Seaway Inn ............................................. 48 Seymour Marine Discovery Center .......... 24 Shadowbrook Restaurant ......................... 6 Shakespeare Santa Cruz ......................... 24 Silver Mountain ...................................... 36 Skydive Surf City ..................................... 20 Soif Restaurant & Wine Bar .................... 11 Sones Cellars .......................................... 36 Stagnaro Bros. Restaurant ...................... 14 Storrs Winery & Vineyards ....................... 36 Summit to Sea Wine Trail ........................ 38 Sunset Inn .................................................. 2 Surf Life – Santa Cruz ............................. 15 Surf Life – Capitola ................................. 52 Thomas Kinkade Capitola Gallery ........... 53 University Inn & Conference Center ........ 67 Velvet Underground ................................ 10 Venture Quest Kayaking ......................... 14 The Village Mouse ................................... 53 Vino Prima Wine Bar ............................... 37 Vinocruz .................................................. 37 Well Within Spa ...................................... 20 West Cliff Inn .......................................... 32 Woodies Café .......................................... 15

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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011

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 - Contents
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - 8
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
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Davenport
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Restaurant Guide
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Lodging Guide
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Visitor Activities
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