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pajaro Valley Arts council/Gallery

37 Sudden Street, Watsonville, Phone: 831.722.3062 www.pvarts.org A non-profit fine art gallery located in an 108-year-old historic Victorian. Open Thurs. & Fri., 11am - 4pm, Sat. & Sun. 12 - 4pm.

144 School Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.425.5849 www.santacruzstateparks.org The oldest building in the City of Santa Cruz and the only remaining original building of the Mission Santa Cruz settlement. Museum and tours. Open Thu. - Sat. 10am - 4pm. 1305 East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.420.6115 www.santacruzmuseums.org Exhibits on native peoples, geology and local wildlife. Family fun! Tidepool touch tank, live beehive and life-size whale sculpture. Summer: Weds. - Sun., 10am - 5pm; During school year: Tue. - Sat., 10am - 5pm. Free first Thurs. every month. Mark Abbott Lighthouse - West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz Phone: 831.420.6289 www.santacruzsurfingmuseum.org This unique little museum’s exhibits chronicle over 100 years of local surfing history. Summer: Wed. - Mon. 10am - 5pm; Winter: Thurs. - Mon. 12 - 4pm. 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.

Santa cruz mission State historic park

ucSc Arts & lectures

Santa cruz Art league

526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.426.5787 www.scal.org Gallery with monthly fine art exhibits (free admission); Gift Shop featuring local artisans; 60-seat theater. Open Wed. - Sat. noon - 5pm, Sun. noon - 4pm.

Santa cruz museum of natural history

2155 Delaware Ave., Suite 200, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.459.5003, Ticket Office: 831.459.2159 http://artslectures.ucsc.edu Presenting innovative theater, lectures, and musical performances by and for the Santa Cruz campus and community.

ucSc Arts Division

Santa cruz mountains Art center

Museums

9341 Mill Street, Ben Lomond, Phone: 831.336.3513 www.mountainartcenter.org Gallery, art classes, gifts by local artists, clay workshops, music events. Open Wed. - Sun., noon - 6pm.

Santa cruz Surfing museum

Points of Interest
Arboretum at ucSc

Theater Arts Center, UCSC, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz Phone: 831.459.2787 http://arts.ucsc.edu UC Santa Cruz’s cultural hub! Featuring art, music, theater, dance, film and digital art. Office open Mon. - Fri. 9am 5pm. Event schedule varies.

Agricultural history project (Ahp) museum

wetlands of watsonville nature center

2601 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville, Phone: 831.724.5898 www.aghistoryproject.org Museum, exhibits, and equipment representing history of agriculture on the Central Coast. Activities for children. Open Thurs. - Sun., noon - 4pm and by special arrangement.

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 & Christmas). Norrie’s Gift Shop open daily 10am - 4pm. See ad pg. 24.

Aptos history museum

7605-B Old Dominion Court, Aptos, Phone: 831.688.9514 A collection of artifacts and photographs depicting the history of Aptos, from the Native American Indians to the earthquake. Open Mon. - Fri., 10am - 4pm. 275 Main Street, Suite 100, Watsonville, Phone: 831.768.3400, 831.768.3406 www.watsonvillelibrary.org Focuses on the stories of workers who came to this area to work and stayed to create a community. In the Watsonville Library. Open Mon. - Thurs. 10am - 8pm, Fri. 10am - 6pm.

Performing Arts
Actors’ theatre

california Agricultural workers history center

1001 Center Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.425.PLAY (box office), 800.838.3006 www.santacruzactorstheatre.org Actor’s Theatre produces new and existing works in our 88-seat theatre. Shows Thurs. - Sat. 8pm, Sun. 3pm.

400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.426.RIDE (7433) www.beachboardwalk.com Ranked one of the best arcades in the country, with more than 200 video and pinball games, redemption games, and Laser Tag. Open daily except Dec. 25.

casino Arcade

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capitola historical museum

410 Capitola Avenue, Capitola, Phone: 831.464.0322 www.capitolamuseum.org Offers changing exhibits on the history of the oldest resort on the Pacific Coast and depicts summer resort life in 1910. Open Wed., Fri. - Sun. 12 - 4pm.

6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, Phone: 831.479.6146 www.cabrillovapa.com A state-of-the-art facility for all art mediums, houses 3 performance venues: the Crocker Theater, Music Recital Hall and the Black Box Theater. Year-round entertainment. 420 Capitola Avenue, Capitola, Phone: 831.475.7300 www.ci.capitola.ca.us Provides the community with art & cultural activities through the year. Check website for current information. Meets 2nd Tuesday of every month, 6:30pm, City Council Chambers. 2400 Chanticleer Avenue, Suite G, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.475.9600 www.ccscc.org The Cultural Council supports the arts of Santa Cruz County through arts education, grants and the Open Studios Art Tour. Open Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm. See ad pg. 26.

cabrillo Visual & performing Arts complex

400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.423.2053 www.cocoanutgrovesantacruz.com A spectacular oceanfront setting and plenty of historic charm make this an unforgettable venue for special events. Hours vary. Open year-round. Graham Hill Rd. and Mt. Hermon Rd., Felton Phone: 831.454.7956 www.scparks.com A California State Historical Landmark. Open sunrise to sunset.

felton covered Bridge

capitola Art & cultural commission

lighthouse point

130 Emmet Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.426.5686 www.holycrosssantacruz.com/mission.html Mission Santa Cruz remains a living testament to the interplay between California’s rich Spanish and Native American heritage. Open Tue. - Sat. 10am - 4pm, Sun. 10am - 2pm.

mission Santa cruz

cultural council of Santa cruz county

West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.420.5270 www.santacruzparksandrec.com The Point features a surfing museum in a lighthouse and is the location of Steamer Lane, the county’s most famous surfing spot. Lawn available to rent for weddings and other outdoor ceremonies. Open daily, sunrise - sunset. 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.423.5590 www.beachboardwalk.com Features an 18-hole mini golf course on 2 levels with a pirate theme. Plus arcade games, pool tables, air hockey and foosball. Open year-round except December 25.

neptune’s Kingdom

the museum of Art & history at the mcpherson center

705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.429.1964 www.santacruzmah.org Features changing exhibitions of contemporary art and Santa Cruz County history. Tours, lectures & family activities. Open Tue. - Sun. 11am - 5pm. See ad pg. 20. 332 E. Beach St., Watsonville, Phone: 831.722.0305 www.pajarovalleyhistory.org Exhibits and archives pertaining to Watsonville and the Pajaro Valley. Open Tue. - Thu. 11am - 3pm. Research by appointment. 3600 Hwy 1, Davenport, Phone: 831.427.2288 www.santacruzstateparks.org Extensive natural and cultural history exhibits of the Waddell Valley. Guided hikes, tours and special events monthly. Open weekends, noon - 4pm.

henry J. mello center for performing Arts

250 East Beach Street, Watsonville, Phone: 831.763.4047, Theater: 831.728.6462 www.mellocenter.com Premier concert performance hall located in central Watsonville.

pajaro Valley historical Association

Kuumbwa Jazz

320 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.427.2227 www.kuumbwajazz.org Presenting world-renowned jazz artists each week in an intimate atmosphere. Dinner served one hour before showtime.

130 Emmet Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.426.5686 www.holycrosssantacruz.com/mission.html Mission Santa Cruz remains a living testament to the interplay between California’s rich Spanish and Native American heritage. Open Tue. - Sat. 10am - 4pm, Sun. 10am - 2pm. Graham Hill Rd. at Roaring Camp Rd., Felton, Phone: 831.335.4484, 831.335.4400 www.roaringcamp.com Roaring Camp is a must see attraction with its 1880’s steam trains through the redwoods and beach trains to Santa Cruz. Open 9am - 5pm most days. See Ad pg. 48. 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.426.7433 www.beachboardwalk.com Voted the “World’s Best Seaside Amusement Park,” the admission-free Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is located on a mile of sandy beach. Open daily from Memorial to Labor Day; weekends and holidays during fall, winter and spring. See Ad back cover.

mission Santa cruz

roaring camp railroads

rancho del oso nature & history center

Santa cruz city Arts commission & public Art committee

San lorenzo Valley museum

12547 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, Phone: 831.338.8382 www.slvmuseum.com Displays of early San Lorenzo Valley life, featuring logging, railroads, early schoolroom and interactive maps and photos. Open Wed., Fri. - Sun., noon - 4pm.

337 Locust Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.420.5157 www.santacruzpublicart.com Santa Cruz City Arts works with the Arts Commission, partners and stakeholders to guide implementation of the public art and mural programs, City Arts Master Plan and other cultural planning initiatives.

Santa cruz Beach Boardwalk

307 Church Street, Santa Cruz, Phone: 831.420.5260, 831.420.5240 www.santacruzcivic.com Open hours vary. Box Office available Tues. - Fri. 11am - 6pm, Sat. 10am - 1:30pm.

Santa cruz civic Auditorium

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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 - 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 - Pleasure Point
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Aptos
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