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Visitor Activities
Golf
16901 Big Basin Hwy., Boulder Creek, Phone: 831.338.2111 www.bouldercreekgolf.com Scenic course nestled among the redwoods offers golfers a challenging and memorable experience. Course open to the public. Open daily until dark. See Ad pg. 26. 401 Upper Park Road, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.423.7214 www.delaveagagolf.com 18-hole championship golf course. Full-service golf shop, restaurant, cocktail lounge and night-lighted driving range. Open daily, dawn to dusk. See Ad pg. 26. Pinto Lake County Park, 757 Green Valley Road, Watsonville Phone: 831.454.7938 www.scparks.com/pinto_disc_golf.html In a scenic, natural setting, disc golf is the newest attraction at Pinto Lake County Park. Open daily, dawn to dusk.

Boulder creek Golf & country club

Scotts Valley, Phone: 831.438.3251 www.scottsvalley.org Ideal fishing hole for young people. Stocked with trout. Free seasonal fishing May-September for 15 years and under. Open from dawn to 1/2 hour past dusk.

chardonnay ii Sailing charters

Delaveaga Golf course & Driving range

790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz Harbor Phone: 831.423.1213 www.chardonnay.com Chardonnay II is a 70-foot luxury sailing yacht offering a variety of sails daily. It is the perfect excursion for everyone, from seasoned sailors to first-time adventurers. Schedule varies by season. See ad pg. 16.

pinto lake Disc Golf course

135 5th Ave., Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.475.6161 www.santacruzharbor.org See Santa Cruz Harbor and have fun too! Free inner-harbor water taxi stops at four locations. Operates weekends and holidays 10am - 6pm, Memorial Day - Labor Day. See ad pg. 58.

harbor water taxi

loch lomond recreation Area

ramsay park

Skateboarding
Derby park

1301 Main Street, Watsonville, Phone: 831.768.3240 www.watsonvillerec.com Facilities for tennis, skateboarding, volleyball, basketball, disc golf, picnics, soccer. Family Center and Nature Center. Park open daily, dawn to dusk.

100 Loch Lomond Way, Felton, Phone: 831.335.7424 www.cityofsantacruz.com/index.aspx?page=426 A beautiful jewel in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Hiking, picnicking, fishing, interpretive walks and water education with rangers. Boat rentals, bait, tackle, fishing licenses, souvenirs. No swimming. Open daily Mar. 1 - Labor Day, 7am to sunset. Open weekends Sep. - 2nd week of Oct., 7am - 6pm.

Woodland Way, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.420.5270 www.santacruzparksandrec.com One of the nation’s oldest public skate parks, open turf area, picnic area with BBQ’s, play equipment, and tennis courts. Open daily, sunrise to sunset.

135 5th Avenue, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.475.6161 www.santacruzharbor.org Full-service marina: 1,200 boats, launch ramp, fuel pier, charter boats, fishing and whale watching, restaurants and beach. Harbor office open daily 9am - 5pm. See ad pg. 58.

Santa cruz harbor

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8500 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, Phone: 831.454.7956, 831.454.7940 www.scparks.com A state-of-the-art, 8,500 square-foot structure, with both street- and bowl-style elements, plus a separate beginners’ area. Open daily, 9am - sunset.

Jim Keeffe Skate park at highlands county park

Water Activities

Ken wormhoudt Skate park at mike fox park

225 San Lorenzo Blvd., Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.420.5270 www.santacruzparksandrec.com Full pipe, 2 bowls, street course with steps, hubba ledges, wall rides and metal rails. Helmets and safety gear required. Open daily, 9am - sunset. 1301 Main Street, Watsonville, Phone: 831.768.3240 www.watsonvillerec.com Facilities for tennis, skateboarding, volleyball, basketball, disc golf, picnics, soccer. Family Center and Nature Center. Park open daily, dawn to dusk.

On Cowell’s Beach in front of the Santa Cruz Dream Inn, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.464.0177, 800.287.7873 www.club-ed.com Learn with the Surf Coach Professionals. We guarantee you will surf in the safest and most fun environment possible. Rentals. Open daily 8am - 6pm, spring - fall. By appointment only in winter. See ad pg. 58.

club ed international Surf School, camps & rentals, inc.

Kayak connection

Land SPortS

ramsay park

Bicycling Bowling

413 Lake Avenue #103, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.479.1121 www.kayakconnection.com We offer kayak rentals and kayak tours every day. Also stand up paddling classes and rentals along with wetsuits and boogie boards. Beginners and families especially welcome. See you soon! Open daily 10am - 5pm. See Ad pg. 58.

119 Center Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.420.6164 BMX bike park with an array of jumps and trick elements. Open daily, 9am - sunset.

Depot park Bike park

pacific yachting and Sailing

115 Cliff Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.426.3324 www.boardwalkbowl.com Family bowling center with restaurant, bar and ocean-view patio. Birthday parties, Atomic Bowling, live music and karaoke. Open daily, year-round.

Boardwalk Bowl

361 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley, Phone: 831.438.3251 www.scottsvalley.org Features playground, tennis, basketball & bocce courts, soccer fields, BBQ pits, walking path, a 20,000 sq. foot skate park. Open daily, sunrise to sunset.

Skypark

790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.423.7245, 800.374.2626 www.pacificsail.com Sailing school and charter company since 1979. Offers complete certification, skippered charters, team building. Open Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm; Sat & Sun 9am - 2pm. See Ad pg. 58. Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.423.0928 www.richardschmidt.com Santa Cruz’s original surf school has taught thousands with techniques that guarantee students will surf on their first day. Open daily, 9am - 5pm. See Ad pg. 58. 979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.454.7948 www.scparks.com This complete swim center offers a 50-meter pool, a 150-foot water slide, a warm-water zero-entry pool and spray zone play area. #2 Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.427.2267, 831.425.8445 www.kayaksantacruz.com Sea kayak rentals and kayak-nature tours. Wildlife viewing adventures: sea otters, seals, sea lions, grey whale watching. Please call for hours. See ad pg. 14.

richard Schmidt Surf School, inc.

Skydiving
Skydive Surf city

Bocce Ball courts at Delaveaga park

Forty Thieves at George Washington Picnic Area, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.420.5270 www.santacruzparksandrec.com Situated in a lovely grove with picnic tables, BBQs (first come, first served) and parking, 2 courts available for drop-in play or by reservation. Balls not included. Open daily 9am - sunset.

120 Aviation Way, Watsonville, Phone: 831.435.5169 www.skydivesurfcity.com See the Bay a different way: go skydiving with the only skydiving operator in Santa Cruz County and the only one in California with a beautiful beach landing area. Guaranteed best coastal views. Open daily, 8am - 9pm. See Ad pg. 20.

Simpkins family Swim center

San Lorenzo Park, 137 Dakota St., Santa Cruz Phone: 831.420.5270, 408.353.1587 www.santacruzparksandrec.com Visit this world class artificial surface green in San Lorenzo Park. Equipment available. Open daily 1 - 3pm.

Santa cruz lawn Bowling club

Water SPortS
camp evers fishing park

Venture quest Kayaking

Fishing & Boating
1/2 mi. from Mt. Hermon Rd. on Glen Canyon Rd.,

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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 - 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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