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2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Once each year, on the third Sunday in August, about 200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world roll onto what is often
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the most competitive events in the automotive world. The occasion is the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

 

Things to do

Looking for things to do in Santa Cruz County?
With 29 miles of sun-drenched coastline, Santa Cruz County offers some
of California's best beaches, perfect for surfing or volleyball. But the fun only starts at the beach!
Visit a beach boardwalk or a museum or art gallery, go winetasting, ride a steam train, view redwoods or
attend a local event. Many fun things to see and do in Santa Cruz County are absolutely free!


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In 1769 the Spanish explorer Don Gaspar de Portola discovered the land area which is now known as the City of Santa Cruz. When he came upon the beautiful flowing river, he named it San Lorenzo in honor of Saint Lawrence. He called the rolling hills above the river Santa Cruz, which means holy cross.

Twenty-two years later, in 1791, Father Fermin de Lasuen established a mission at Santa Cruz, the twelfth mission to be founded in California. Across the San Lorenzo River, in what is now known as East Santa Cruz, Villa de Branciforte was established It was founded by the Spanish as one of three civil settlements or pueblos in California. The other pueblos were San Jose and Los Angeles. Villa de Branciforte later merged with the Mission Santa Cruz community across the river.

By the 1820's Mexico had assumed control of the area and within the next twenty years, Americans began to arrive in great numbers. California became a state in 1849, and Santa Cruz County was created in 1850 as one of the twenty-seven original counties.

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By the turn of the century logging, lime processing, agriculture, and commercial fishing industries prospered in the area. Due to its mild climate and scenic beauty Santa Cruz also became a prominent resort community.

santa_Cruz_history2Santa Cruz was incorporated in 1866 as a town under the laws of the State of California and received its first charter as a city in 1876. At that lime the city was governed by a Mayor and Common Council consisting of fourmembers.

In 1907, the citizens voted for a new charter designating a Mayor as chief executive and a City Council consisting of seven members. Subsequent charters gave a Mayor and four Commissioners both executive and administrative powers. At that time the city was divided into five departments: Public Affairs, Revenue and Finance, Public Health and Safety, Public Works, and Streets and Parks.

santa_Cruz_history3In 1948, the City of Santa Cruz adopted a new City Charter. This charter established a Council-Manager form of government, with a Mayor and six Councilmembers setting policy for the city and a city manager serving as the chief administrator of those policies. The Charter, with amendments, is still in existence today.

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"Coney Island of the West" Going Strong
Recently named the world's "Best Seaside Amusement Park" by industry experts, the 102-year old Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk features both modern and classic thrill rides, restaurants, miniature golf, video game arcades, and family bowling, all located on a mile of sandy beach.

The admission-free Boardwalk offers affordable ticket options and free summer entertainment. A truly unique California experience!
Pride In History
We’re the last of the great seaside amusement parks remaining in the United States and home to two National Historic Landmarks - the 1911 Looff Carousel and 1924 Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster. The entire property is also a State Historic Landmark.

Owned and operated by the Santa Cruz Seaside Company since 1915, the Boardwalk remains a family style amusement park creating memories that last a lifetime. Click here for more information about our history>
 
Guest Services
For more information about your visit to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk please call (831) 426-7433 for recorded information.

To speak to someone in Guest Services, please call (831) 423-5590.
Media Relations
Please visit our press room for news and contact information.
Environmental Stewardship
Located next to the pristine Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has long been committed to environmental preservation. Our award-winning recycling and reuse programs have been continually recognized by the State of California and the City of Santa Cruz. Click here to learn more.
Boardwalk Clubs
The Big Kahuna Club is a FREE club featuring a monthly e-newsletter with the latest Boardwalk specials and discounts, as well as concert and entertainment news.
Click here to join!

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk uses Facebook too!
Become a fan and recieve breaking news and fun updates almost daily! Comment on our posts and share your experiences and opinions!
Click here to view our Facebook page!
(no Facebook account neccessary for viewing)

The Alumni Club brings together folks who have worked at the Boardwalk sometime during its 100 years. Club members receive special invitations to VIP events and more. Click here to join!

Have comments or feedback for us? We’d love to hear from you. Please E-mail, write, or phone.
Partners
We are proud to be working with great organizations and businesses. Click here for more information.
 

Shopping Area, Misc. Shopping
Capitola Village & Wharf Business Area
90 shops, restaurants and lodging on the beach. Fish, swim, surf, shop and dine without moving your car. Contest online.
Capitola, CA | 831.465.8444 | visit web site | more info



Museums
Agricultural History Project (AHP) Museum
Museum, exhibits, and equipment representing history of agriculture on the Central Coast. Activities for children.
Watsonville, CA | 831.724.5898 | visit web site | more info



Specialty Gifts, Misc. Shopping, Galleries: Retail
Annieglass
Visit internationally acclaimed artist Annie Morhauser's stores featuring locally made Annieglass & her handpicked favorites from artisans worldwide. Exquisite tableware, gifts, fine jewelry.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.427.4260 | visit web site | more info



Farmers Markets
Aptos Farmers Market
With over 80 vendors, the Aptos Farmers Market offers an unmatched selection of locally grown fresh produce, flowers, and artisan products.
Aptos, CA | 831.728.5060 | visit web site | more info



Galleries: Retail, Specialty Gifts
Artisans Gallery
Artisans Gallery features American Made Crafts with an emphasis on the wealth of local artists that Santa Cruz & the surrounding communities have to offer. We carry wall art, jewelry, glass, ceramics, metal work, woodworking, cards, candles & more.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.423.8183 | visit web site | more info



Relocation
Bailey Property Management
Come enjoy our fully furnished homes for the perfect vacation! Daily, weekly, and monthly rentals available. Off-season specials September - June.
Aptos, CA | 831.688.7009 | visit web site | more info



Wineries & Tasting Rooms
Bargetto Winery
Bargetto Winery has produced hand-crafted wines in the Santa Cruz Mountains since 1933. When you are in Monterey, visit us on Cannery Row 11am - 6pm daily.
Soquel, CA | 831.475.2258 | visit web site | more info



Wineries & Tasting Rooms
Bonny Doon Vineyard Cellar Door
Offers a unique and exceptional foray into the world of locally produced wines of vibrant minerality & organic cuisine.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.425.4518 | visit web site | more info



Specialty Gifts, Misc. Shopping
Bookshop Santa Cruz
Voted best bookstore in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz's independent destination for new & used books, newsstand, cards, gifts & Santa Cruz t-shirts. Free weekly author events in the heart of Downtown.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.423.0900 | visit web site | more info



Golf
Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club
Scenic course nestled among the redwoods offers golfers a challenging and memorable experience. Course open to the public.
Boulder Creek, CA | 831.338.2111 | visit web site | more info



Relocation
Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber has visitor & relocation information packets, excellent informative website and trained, professional staff to make your visit to Capitola & Soquel a pleasant experience.
Capitola, CA | 831.475.6522 | visit web site | more info



Specialty Gifts
Center Street Antiques and Interiors
On Antique Row in Soquel. Offers an array of furniture, architectural, garden & designer inspiration. New merchandise weekly.
Soquel, CA | 831.477.9211 | visit web site | more info



Boating /Sailing, Wildlife Watch , Whale Watching
Chardonnay II Sailing Charters
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.
Santa Cruz Harbor, CA | 831.423.1213 | visit web site | more info



Specialty Gifts
Chefworks
The Central Coast's source for culinary supplies and decorative accessories.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.426.1351 | visit web site | more info



Real Estate
Cheshire Rio Realty and Property Management
Come enjoy the sea & sand in one of our fully furnished vacation rentals in Santa Cruz County.
Aptos, CA | 831.688.2041 | visit web site | more info



Surfing, Standup Paddleboard, Tours
Club Ed International Surf School, Camps & Rentals, Inc.
Learn with the Surf Coach Professionals. We guarantee you will surf in the safest and most fun environment possible. Rentals & lessons daily year round. Learn with the best, ignore all the rest.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.464.0177 | visit web site | more info



Wineries & Tasting Rooms
Copious Winery
The finest vineyards in CA meet the Copious winemaking skills of Lance Campbell. Solid winemaking true to varietal character.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.425.9463 | visit web site | more info



Wineries & Tasting Rooms
Corralitos Wine Trail
Nicholson Vineyards, Alfaro Family Vineyards, Pleasant Valley Vineyards & Windy Oaks Estate. Wander through the vineyards and olive groves of picturesque Corralitos and taste the estate wines of 4 boutique wineries.
Aptos, CA | 831.724.7071 | visit web site | more info



Standup Paddleboard
Covewater Stand Up Paddle
Northern California's stand up paddling headquarters. We offer stand up paddling (SUP) lessons, rentals, equipment & accessories. Allow us to introduce you to this fun & exhilarating new sport!
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.600.7230 | visit web site | more info



Performing Arts, Galleries: Non-Profit
Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County
The Cultural Council supports the arts of Santa Cruz County through arts education, grants and the Open Studios Art Tour.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.475.9600 | visit web site | more info | watch video



Golf, Disc Golf, Sporting Goods
DeLaveaga Golf Course & Driving Range
18-hole championship golf course. Full-service golf shop, restaurant, cocktail lounge and night-lighted driving range.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.423.7214 | visit web site | more info



Specialty Gifts, Misc. Shopping
Dell Williams Jewelers
Proudly serving Santa Cruz and beyond for generations... locally-owned and family operated for over 80 years, featuring some of the most exclusive designers in jewelry, timepieces & unique gifts.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.423.4100 | visit web site | more info



Bicycling
Depot Park Bike Park
BMX bike park with an array of jumps and trick elements.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.420.5270 | visit web site | more info



Shopping Area, Misc. Shopping, Relocation
Downtown Association of Santa Cruz
Downtown is the heart of Santa Cruz! It's also our spirit. Find it in boutiques, sidewalk cafes, galleries, cinemas and a wide range of professional services.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.429.8433 | visit web site | more info



Farmers Markets
Downtown Santa Cruz Farmers Market
The weekly Downtown Farmers Market is an event not to miss, replete with live music, oyster bar, food court, bakery, arts, gourmet artisanal foods and the largest selection of organic produce available.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.454.0566 | visit web site | more info



Transportation
Early Bird Airport Shuttle
Private door-to-door airport transportation. Exclusive, reliable, professional and safe. Operates 24 hours a day!
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.462.3933 | visit web site | more info



Farmers Markets
Felton Farmers Market
In the cradle of the redwoods lives the Felton Farmers Market. This family-friendly market born in 1987 hosts an annual Children's Day and Pumpkin Contest and is a local favorite for organic staples.
Felton, CA | 831.454.0566 | visit web site | more info



Parks
Harvey West Park
A park for the whole family. Picnic tables, banquet/meeting facilities and play equipment. Hiking trails, athletic fields. All available for reservation.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.420.5270 | visit web site | more info



Kayaking, Standup Paddleboard, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watch
Kayak Connection
We offer kayak rentals & kayak tours every day. Also stand up paddling classes and rentals along with wetsuits & boogie boards. Beginners and families especially welcome. See you soon!
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.479.1121 | visit web site | more info



Parks, Points of Interest
Lighthouse Point
The Point features a surfing museum in a lighthouse & is the location of Steamer Lane, the county's most famous surfing spot. Lawn available to rent for weddings & other outdoor ceremonies.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.420.5270 | visit web site | more info



Farmers Markets
Live Oak Farmers Market
The Live Oak Farmers Market is a Sunday tradition in this beach-side neighborhood. Regulars sip espresso, enjoy al fresco dining to live music and bring home the finest organic fruits & vegetables.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.454.0566 | visit web site | more info


Specialty Gifts
Made in Santa Cruz
Made in Santa Cruz offers a wonderful collection of Santa Cruz logos, skateboards, artwork, books & clothing. The home of the Recovery Pillow. Lots to enjoy.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.426.2257 | visit web site | more info



Beaches
Main Beach/Cowell Beach
Santa Cruz invites sun worshippers to play volleyball, swim, surf or stroll along the sandy beach. Lifeguards in summer. Portions available to rent for casual weddings, corporate beach parties.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.420.5270 | visit web site | more info



Tours
Mount Hermon Redwood Canopy Tour
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 & 2 sky bridges.
Mount Hermon, CA | 831.430.4357 | visit web site | more info



Clothing, Specialty Gifts, Misc. Shopping, Surfing
Nolands on the Wharf
Billabong, Dakine, De La Mar, Electric, Fox, H.I.C., Hurley, Maui Jim, Nor-Cal, Oakley, O'Neill, Quiksilver, Santa Cruz, UGG, Reef, Roxy.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.423.5500 | visit web site | more info



Specialty Gifts, Clothing, Surfing, Sporting Goods
O'Neill Surf Shop
The friendly staff offers a wide selection of wetsuits, surfboards, men's & women's apparel, footwear & sunglasses.
Capitola, CA | 831.475.4151 | visit web site | more info



Surfing, Sporting Goods, Clothing, Specialty Gifts
O'Neill Surf Shop Downtown
Huge selection of the world famous O'Neill Wetsuits for the whole family, UV protective rashguards, surfboards, sunglasses.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.469.4377 | visit web site | more info



Boating /Sailing
Pacific Yachting and Sailing
Sailing school and charter company since 1979. Offers complete certification, skippered charters, team building.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.423.7245 | visit web site | more info



Wineries & Tasting Rooms
Pelican Ranch Winery
Phil Crews, PhD, winemaker & UCSC chemistry professor, produces elegant wines from Rhone & Burgundy-style varietals. Very limited production.
Capitola, CA | 831.426.6911 | visit web site | more info



Shopping Area
Pleasure Point
Laid back neighborhood filled with unique boutiques, surf shops & sidewalk cafes. Close to world class surfing.
Santa Cruz, CA | 800.833.3494 | visit web site | more info



Shopping Area
Pleasure Point Business Association
Easy to find, historical Pleasure Point is located along the stunning cliffs of the Monterey Bay between Santa Cruz & Capitola Village. Enjoy unique boutiques, sidewalk cafes & world class surfing.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.479.9098 | visit web site | more info



Surfing
Richard Schmidt Surf School, Inc.
Santa Cruz's original surf school has taught thousands with techniques that guarantee students will surf on their first day.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.423.0928 | visit web site | more info



Points of Interest
Roaring Camp Railroads
Roaring Camp is a must see attraction with its 1880's steam trains through the redwoods & beach trains to Santa Cruz.
Felton, CA | 831.335.4484 | visit web site | more info



Points of Interest
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Voted the "World's Best Seaside Amusement Park," the admission-free Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is located on a mile of sandy beach.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.423.5590 | visit web site | more info



Performing Arts, Galleries: Non-Profit
Santa Cruz City Arts
Santa Cruz City Arts works with the Arts Commission, partners & stakeholders to guide implementation of the public art and mural programs & other cultural planning initiatives. See website to download free downtown public art walking tour map!
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.420.5270 | visit web site | more info



Points of Interest, Boating /Sailing, Fishing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watch , Standup Paddleboard, Kayaking
Santa Cruz Harbor
Full-service marina with charters offering sailing, fishing, whale watching, eco-tours, kayaking and more. Landside, enjoy our restaurants, beach, RV park and retail shops.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.475.6161 | visit web site | more info



Wineries & Tasting Rooms
Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard
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 & Spain that are now grown in CA.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.426.6209 | visit web site | more info



Museums
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Exhibits on native peoples, geology and local wildlife. Family fun! Tidepool touch tank, live beehive and life-size whale sculpture.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.420.6115 | visit web site | more info



Whale Watching, Wildlife Watch , Boating /Sailing
Santa Cruz Whale Watching
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!
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.427.0230 | visit web site | more info



Points of Interest, Fishing, Shopping Area, Bird Watching, Wildlife Watch
Santa Cruz Wharf
Within the sanctuary waters of northern Monterey Bay, the Wharf is home to restaurants, gift shops & activities for all.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.420.5273 | visit web site | more info | watch video



Farmers Markets
Scotts Valley Farmers Market
Just a quick hop from Hwy. 17, the Scotts Valley Farmers Market marries convenience and great food, showcasing the region's newest farmers. Find the freshest produce, bakery, butcher & more here.
Scotts Valley, CA | 831.454.0566 | visit web site | more info



Points of Interest, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watch
Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab
Touch a shark, marvel at a whale of a skeleton, dive into the latest discoveries in ocean science. Exhibits, aquarium, daily tours, touch tank & Ocean Discovery Shop. Come explore your ocean!
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.459.3800 | visit web site | more info



Wineries & Tasting Rooms
Silver Mountain
Enjoy premium, handcrafted Chardonnay, Alloy (Bordeaux blend), Pinot Noir & more made with organic and sustainable practices.
Santa Cruz, CA | 408.353.2278 | visit web site | more info



Skydiving, Air Sports, Parasailing, Tours
Skydive Surf City
See the Bay a different way: do your first skydive 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.
Watsonville, CA | 831.435.5169 | visit web site | more info



Parks, Skate Boarding, Tennis
Skypark
Features playground, tennis, basketball & bocce courts, soccer fields, BBQ pits, walking path, a 20,000 sq. foot skate park.
Scotts Valley, CA | 831.438.3251 | visit web site | more info



Wineries & Tasting Rooms
Soif Restaurant & Wine Bar
Restaurant & wine shop offering superior dining and wines from around the world, by the taste, glass, bottle and at retail.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.423.2020 | visit web site | more info



Wineries & Tasting Rooms
Sones Cellars
Sones Cellars is a local family winery producing small lots of fine quality, distinctive wines from grape varieties that flourish in California. We focus primarily on Petite Sirah & Zinfandel.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.420.1552 | visit web site | more info



Wineries & Tasting Rooms
Summit to Sea Wine Trail
Burrell School Vineyards, Dancing Creek Winery, Loma Prieta Winery, MJA Vineyards, Poetic Cellars & Summit Store specialize in distinctive wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Santa Cruz Mountains, CA | 408.489.3441 | visit web site | more info



Spas
Tea House Spa
Hidden in Downtown Santa Cruz is a garden of timber bamboo, waterfalls & serenity. Rooms lined in blue slate with pristine hot tubs await you.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.426.9700 | visit web site | more info



Museums
The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center
Features changing exhibitions of contemporary art and Santa Cruz County history. Tours, lectures & family activities.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.429.1964 | visit web site | more info



Spas, Specialty Gifts
The Spa at Chaminade
The Spa at Chaminade sits high on a bluff overlooking a striking view of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.475.5600 | visit web site | more info



Specialty Gifts, Misc. Shopping
The Village Mouse
The Village Mouse is a very unique gift shop specializing in collectable items, hand-made gifts & Christmas all year long!
Capitola, CA | 831.476.7511 | visit web site | more info



Galleries: Retail, Specialty Gifts
Thomas Kinkade Capitola Gallery
Signature Gallery specializes in canvas studio proofs with oil paint highlights hand-finished by Thomas Kinkade.
Capitola, CA | 831.476.0970 | visit web site | more info



Bird Watching, Points of Interest, Wildlife Watch , Misc. Shopping, Specialty Gifts
UC Santa Cruz Arboretum
A world famous public garden. Plant collections from Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and California.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.427.2998 | visit web site | more info



Kayaking, Whale Watching, Bird Watching, Standup Paddleboard, Tours, Wildlife Watch
Venture Quest Kayaking
Kayak & standup paddle board rentals from the Santa Cruz Wharf. Guided tours. Sea otters, seals, dolphins and whales. Next to the Main Beach and Boardwalk.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.425.8445 | visit web site | more info



Wineries & Tasting Rooms
Vino Prima Wine Bar
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!
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.426.0750 | visit web site | more info



Farmers Markets
Watsonville Certified Farmers Market
An enchanting farmers market with a "mercado" feel. Lots of wonderful produce and prepared foods!
Watsonville, CA | 831.234.9511 | visit web site | more info



Spas
Well Within Spa
Offering private hot tub & sauna rooms overlooking a Japanese garden, professional massage therapy and skin & body care since 1985.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.458.9355 | visit web site | more info



Farmers Markets
Westside Santa Cruz Farmers Market
Over 30 farms & vendors - large selection of certified organic produce. Unlimited parking, cafe seating, live music.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.454.0566 | visit web site | more info


Parks
Anna Jean Cummings Park
Community park with grand playground, group picnic area, soccer, baseball fields and a unique public art installation.
Soquel, CA | 831.454.7956 | visit web site | more info


Parks, Beaches, Reserves, Wildlife Watch
Ano Nuevo State Park
Naturalist-led tours venture into elephant seal breeding rookery Dec. 15 - Mar. 31. For reservations call 800.444.4445. April 1 - Nov 30, self-guided access by permit only (avail. at park). Seals present year-round.
Davenport, CA | 650.879.2025 | visit web site | more info


Museums
Aptos History Museum
A collection of artifacts and photographs depicting the history of Aptos, from the Native American Indians to the earthquake.
Aptos, CA | 831.688.1467 | visit web site | more info


Parks
Aptos Village County Park
Creekside park perfect for weddings, receptions, business picnics, private parties or meetings.
Aptos, CA | 831.454.7956 | visit web site | more info


Parks
Ben Lomond Park
A historical riverside park with picnic area, playground, basketball court and nature area.
Ben Lomond, CA | 831.454.7956 | visit web site | more info


Parks
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Features 2,000 year-old redwoods over 80 miles of trails. Guided walks available. Leashed dogs allowed on paved roads only.
Boulder Creek, CA | 831.338.8860 | visit web site | more info


Bowling
Boardwalk Bowl
Family bowling center with restaurant, bar & ocean-view patio. Birthday parties, Atomic Bowling, live music and karaoke.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.426.3324 | visit web site | more info

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Bowling
Bocce Ball Courts at DeLaveaga Park
Situated in a lovely grove with picnic tables, BBQs (first come, first served) & parking, 2 courts & picnic area available for drop-in play or by reservation. Balls not included.
Santa Cruz, CA | 831.420.5270 | visit web site | more info


Galleries: Non-Profit
Cabrillo College Art Gallery
A prominent college gallery-space exhibiting the artwork of nationally and internationally known artists.
Aptos, CA | 831.479.6308 | visit web site | more info


Performing Arts
Cabrillo College Visual & Performing Arts Complex
A state-of-the-art facility for all art mediums, housing 3 performance venues: the Crocker Theater, Music Recital Hall & the Black Box Theater. Year-round entertainment.
Aptos, CA | 831.479.6146 | visit web site | more info


Museums
California Agricultural Workers History Center
Focuses on the stories of workers who came to this area to work & stayed to create a community. In the Watsonville Library.
Watsonville, CA | 831.768.3400 | visit web site | more info