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Your Guide to Dining in Santa Cruz County

In a world where much has changed, it’s nice knowing you can still enjoy a delicious meal (that you didn’t cook!) while also supporting local small business. Whether you’re looking for a romantic meal, a place to linger while you dine al fresco, some food on the go between exploring the area, or a tasty

EAT & SHOP LOCAL: HAND CRAFTED IN SANTA CRUZ

Instagram brims with stunning shots of Santa Cruz, showing off its inspiring coastline, pastoral farms and towering redwood forests. Yet what you may not have noticed is that, against this scenic backdrop, a nascent craft movement is taking root. Venerable Santa Cruz producers like Marini’s Candies are being joined by a new generation of artisans

Explore Midtown

Even as a small town, Santa Cruz is brimming with unique neighborhoods showing off their own personality. Midtown, caught between the Westside and Eastside of Santa Cruz is no different. Take the time to explore the laid-back vibe of this section of the city at a local’s pace. From sipping locally roasted coffee to window

What You Need to Know to Visit Santa Cruz County

We ask anyone planning a trip to Santa Cruz County to please take The Safety Pledge to protect others and yourself by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. In addition to the Pledge, we’ve gathered some need-to-know information for a responsible and safe visit to Santa Cruz County. From safety guidelines and restrictions to