Drinks on the patio with beach views...Photo by @samb3tt3ncourt
We’ve shared some of our favorite places to grab a drink at Happy Hour in Santa Cruz - but let’s face it, there’s so much more! And this time around, we’re not going to stop at those discounted beers and margaritas. Take a look at these great food and drink specials happening all around town that will have you in the know and feeling like a local.
There are farmers’ markets and then there are farmers’ markets. No one does them better than Santa Cruz. Our markets are festive, colorful events that bring locals and visitors together over a shared love of good food. Even with the Monterey Bay and majestic redwoods, the area’s most vivid beauty can often be found at the market.
Photos by Garrick Ramirez unless otherwise noted
This summer, Marini’s Candies celebrates its 100th year. The beloved candy maker has delighted swimsuit-clad kids and families with salt water taffy, homemade fudge, and candied apples since 1915. Over the years, Marini's has introduced new confectioneries -- chocolate-covered bacon, anyone? -- but the taffy is still wrapped using the same 1932 machine and the fudge is still hand mixed every morning under the watch of envious eyes. The memories and smiles haven’t changed either. Like the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Marini’s transcends generations.