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
It’s impossible to talk about all the excellent bites around town, but here is a roundup of five restaurants with some of the best bites I have tasted. They are located in Capitola, Downtown Santa Cruz, the Seabright district, and Westside Santa Cruz. What makes a great “bite,” anyways? Interesting question…in my opinion, this is
The quaint seaside village of Capitola began as a humble tent camp along the shore of the Monterey Bay. Camp Capitola, as it was known, welcomed its first guests in 1874 making it the first beach resort in California. A few years later, it premiered a magnificent wood-frame Victorian hotel — Hotel Capitola — that
In this scenic town, there are lots of amazing restaurants with spacious patios to enjoy delicious food and drinks. Across Santa Cruz County, there are also countless activities to partake in—especially outdoors! Let’s explore a few venues that make it easy with their combination of an excellent patio and close access to a few fun
With 300 days of sunshine, it’s no wonder outdoor patios abound in the Santa Cruz area. From beachfront decks to secret garden patios, the following open-air spots allow you and your four-legged dining companions to soak up plenty of scenery and summer sun.