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Visitor Activities
interpretive signage. No dogs allowed in wildlife refuge area. Open daily, sunrise to sunset. P.O. Box 1304, Santa Cruz, www.santacruzbirdclub.org Please see website for information. Phone: 831.429.2850, 831.335.6324 www.santacruzstateparks.org

Farmer’s Markets
Aptos farmers market Santa cruz farmers markets

Santa cruz Bird club

Phil Crews, PhD, winemaker and UCSC chemistry professor, produces elegant wines from Rhone and Burgundy-style varietals. Very limited production. Open Fri. - Sun. 12 - 5pm. See Ad pg. 36. 334-A Ingalls St., Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.426.6209 www.santacruzmountainvineyard.com Since 1975, we produce food-friendly, European-style wines, with a focus on locally grown Pinot Noir. Sister brand, Quinta Cruz, features the varieties of Portugal and Spain that are now grown in CA. Open Weds. - Sun., 12 - 5pm. See Ad pg. 36. 7605-A Old Dominion Court, Aptos Phone: 831.685.VINE (8463) www.scmwa.com Offers information and maps of local wineries with details on tastings, classes and special year-round events. Open Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm. Tasting Room: 402 Ingalls St., Suite 29, Santa Cruz, Phone: 408.353.2278 www.silvermtn.com Enjoy premium, handcrafted Chardonnay, Alloy (Bordeaux blend), Pinot Noir and more, made with organic and sustainable practices. Open Thurs. - Sun. 12 - 5pm. See Ad pg. 36.

6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, Phone: 831.728.5060 www.montereybayfarmers.org With over 80 vendors, the Aptos Farmers Market offers an unmatched selection of locally grown fresh produce, flowers, and artisan products. Every Saturday 8am - noon. See ad pg. 18. Phone: 831.454.0566 www.santacruzfarmersmarket.org Downtown Santa Cruz: Corner of Cedar and Lincoln Streets, Wed. 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm, year-round; Felton: St. John’s Catholic Church, Hwy 9, Tuesdays, May - Oct., 2:30pm 6:30pm; Live Oak: 15th & Portola, Santa Cruz, Sundays 9am - 1pm, year round; Scotts Valley: 360 Kings Village Drive (Scotts Valley Community Center), Sat. 9am - 1pm, yearround; Westside Santa Cruz: Parking lot, corner of Western/ Mission, Sat., 9am - 1pm, year -round Downtown Watsonville Plaza, Watsonville Phone: 831.234.9511 An enchanting farmers market with a “mercado” feel. Lots of wonderful produce and prepared foods! Fridays, 3 - 7pm, year-round.

Santa cruz mountain Vineyard

Santa cruz State parks

Santa cruz whale watching

789 Mariner Parkway, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.427.0230, 831.427.2334 www.santacruzwhalewatching.com Come aboard Stagnaro Charters newest passenger yacht. We have 95% success in spotting whales or dolphins. 3 - 4 hour trips are narrated and run year-round! Open daily, 8am - 7pm.

Santa cruz mountains winegrowers’ Assn.

Seymour marine Discovery center at long marine lab

watsonville certified farmers market

End of Delaware Avenue on the westside, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.459.3800 http://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu Exhibits, aquarium, daily tours, world’s largest blue whale skeleton, touch tank, Ocean Discovery Shop, unsurpassed vistas. Open Tue. - Sat. 10am - 5pm, Sun. noon - 5pm. Closed Mondays (Sep - June). See ad pg. 24.

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Farms & Ranches
country crossroads map ucSc farm & Garden

141 Monte Vista Avenue, Watsonville, Phone: 831.724.1356 www.sccfb.com/crossroads.htm Map of direct-sell farms in Santa Cruz County. Call for more information.

30 Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville, Phone: 831.768.1622 www.wetlandsofwatsonville.org Offers exhibits on wetlands animals and history, family activities, bird watching, and more. Exploration walks Sundays at 1:30. Open Sat. & Sun. 10am - 5pm.

wetlands of watsonville nature center

Sones cellars

Wineries & Tasting Rooms
Bargetto winery

334-B Ingalls St., Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.420.1552 www.sonescellars.com Sones Cellars is a small, local family winery. Our goal is to produce small lots of fine quality, distinctively Californian wines, particularly Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. Open Fri. Sun. 12 - 5pm. See Ad pg. 36. 303 Potrero Street #35, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.458.5030 www.storrswine.com The Storrs family invites you to taste their award-winning Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandels created from Santa Cruz Mountains-grown, sustainably-farmed vineyards. Open daily noon - 5 pm. See Ad pg. 36.

Storrs winery & Vineyards

UCSC, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.459.3240 (tours), 831.459.4140 (directions) http://casfs.ucsc.edu A research, training and community education resource in organic farming. 25-acre organic farm and two-acre garden. Open daily, 8am - 6pm.

3535 North Main Street, Soquel, Phone: 831.475.2258 www.bargetto.com Bargetto Winery has produced hand-crafted wines in the Santa Cruz Mountains since 1933. Open daily 12 - 5pm. When you are in Monterey, visit us on Cannery Row 11am 6pm daily. See Ad pg. 37.

Tours

Bonny Doon Vineyard cellar Door

Summit to Sea wine trail

mount hermon redwood canopy tour

Wildlife Viewing
Arboretum at ucSc

17 Conference Drive, Mount Hermon, Phone: 831.430.4357 www.redwoodcanopytour.com Enjoy the pristine beauty of the coastal redwood forest from the unique perspective only a canopy tour can offer. The 2-hour all-inclusive guided tour includes 6 zip lines and 2 sky bridges. Open daily. See Ad pg. 4.

328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.425.4518, 888.819.6789 www.bonnydoonvineyard.com Offers a unique and exceptional foray into the world of locally produced wines of vibrant minerality and organic cuisine. Open Mon. & Tues. 12 - 6pm, Weds. - Sun. 12 9pm. See Ad pg. 39.

Santa Cruz Mountains, Phone: 408.489.3441, 408.395.0965 www.summit2seawinetrail.com Burrell School Vineyards, Hunter Hill Winery, Loma Prieta Winery, Poetic Cellars & Vine Hill specialize in distinctive wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Winery hours vary, see website. See Ad pg. 38.

copious winery

427-A Swift Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.425.9463, 530.306.9049 www.copiouswinery.com The finest vineyards in CA meet the Copious winemaking skills of Lance Campbell. Solid winemaking true to varietal character. Open Fri. 12 - 5pm, Sat. & Sun. 12 - 6pm. See Ad pg. 36. c/o Nicholson Vineyards, 2800 Pleasant Valley Road, Aptos, Phone: 831.724.7071 www.corralitoswinetrail.com Wander through the vineyards, olive groves and redwoods of picturesque Corralitos and visit 4 boutique wineries. Taste estate wines and picnic by the vineyards. Wineries open most Saturdays. Please call for hours and availability. See Ad pg. 38.

1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.427.2998 http://arboretum.ucsc.edu A world famous public garden. Plant collections from Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and California. Arboretum open daily 9am - 5pm (except Thanksgiving and Christmas). Norrie’s Gift Shop open daily 10am - 4pm. See ad pg. 24. 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.

corralitos wine trail

725 Front Street (Entrance on Abbot Square/Cooper Street), Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.426.8466 www.vinocruz.com Wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains, all under one roof. Offering daily tasting flights, wine shop, gifts and private parties. Open Mon. - Thurs. 11am - 7pm, Fri. & Sat. 11am 8pm, Sun. 12 - 6pm. See Ad pg. 37. 55-B Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.426.0750 www.vinoprimawines.com Located on the Santa Cruz Wharf, Vino Prima offers California “boutique” wines by the glass, flight or bottle. Incredible views included. Vino Prima - it’s not just a wine bar... it’s a destination! Open daily, 2 - 10pm. See Ad pg. 37.

Vinocruz

Vino prima wine Bar

chardonnay ii Sailing charters

equinox/Bartolo

427-C Swift Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.423.3000 www.equinoxwine.com Traditional hand-crafted method champenoise sparkling wines since 1989. Mediterranean varietals under the Bartolo label. Open Fri. - Sun., 12 - 5pm. See Ad pg. 36.

attractionS

Art Galleries

1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville, Phone: 831.728.2822 www.elkhornslough.org Visitor center and five miles of trails through oak woodlands, grasslands, fresh and saltwater marshes, seasonal wildlife. Open Wed. - Sun. 9am - 5pm, Tours: Sat. & Sun. 10am, 1pm. 110 California St., Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.420.5270 www.santacruzparksandrec.com Abundant wildlife, trails, small play area, tennis courts and

elkhorn Slough national estuarine research reserve

neary lagoon

328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.421.9380 www.mjavineyards.com MJA moved from Napa Valley to Santa Cruz. Known for big, rich Napa Cabernet Sauvignons, Santa Cruz Mountain Pinot Noir & many other varietals. Great place for hosting private events. Summer - open daily 12 - 6pm; Fall/Winter - Mon. Thurs. 12 - 5pm. See Ad pg. 36.

mJA Vineyards

6500 Soquel Drive, Room 1002, Aptos, Phone: 831.479.6308 www.cabrillo.edu/services/artgallery A prominent college gallery-space exhibiting the artwork of nationally and internationally known artists. Open Mon. Fri. 9am - 4pm, Mon. & Tues. 7pm - 9pm. Porter College, 1156 High St., UCSC, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.459.3606 http://arts.ucsc.edu/sesnon Sesnon Gallery operates a contemporary museum-oriented program for educational purposes. See web for current exhibitions. Open Tues. - Sat. 12 - 5pm during academic year.

cabrillo college Gallery

mary porter Sesnon Art Gallery

pelican ranch winery

402 Ingalls Street, Suite 21, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.426.6911, 831.332.5359 www.pelicanranch.com

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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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