South County is filled with wonderful bakeries, eateries, breweries and wineries—some have been there for several years, and others have popped up more recently. And many of them are run by local families, which is more good news! It’s impossible to cover all the places worth visiting, but here are some highlights. FOOD There are
Santa Cruz County is a great place to be if you’re a craft beer lover. At one point it seemed that every time you blinked a new brewery opened! A bonus? Each one is run by local individuals who are passionate about brewing delicious, unique beer. Many venues have patios, and lots of these allow
The gorgeous Monterey Bay, refreshing redwood forests, miles of hiking trails, and many of your favorite eateries, shops, activities, and attractions are ready to say, “Welcome back to Santa Cruz!” So, what are some ideas for you next visit to Santa Cruz County? Or as a local, what are some fun things you can do
By Garrick Ramirez
In recent years, Santa Cruz County has seen a flurry of new restaurant openings that are redefining the local dining scene. Offering more than a way to quell your rumbling stomach, these spots inspire with spectacular settings and delicious grub. You’ll see regional ingredients on the menu, local brews on tap, and heaps of Santa Cruz style throughout. Here are three delicious ways to sample what’s new in Santa Cruz County.
All photos by Garrick Ramirez
While breweries abound in Santa Cruz County, taprooms offer the chance to sample numerous breweries in one setting. From boisterous beer halls to relaxed beer gardens, you can taste your way through the many brew styles that have made Santa Cruz County a craft beer destination. Plus, many taprooms are matching the quality of their brews with destination-worthy eats. Drop into the following spots, and tap into the local craft beer scene.