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Director Tyne Rafaeli shares her vision on her contemporary political thriller of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, a co-production of Santa Cruz Shakespeare and CalShakes.
Most visitors to Santa Cruz flock to downtown when it comes time to eat out. But located just outside the most worn tourist paths, and a short trip inland from Capitola Village, lies another dining destination whose concentration of restaurants rivals downtown in their diversity and consistency of quality. On the strip of Soquel Drive…
“Americana” isn’t an easy genre to define. It can be folk, country, rock, bluegrass, blues or jazz—and usually involves a mixture of those genres. At heart, though, it’s simply American roots music, and over the last few years, it’s risen to the top of the Santa Cruz music scene. These days, several of the most…
Long associated with power, spirit, and protection, the intimate aesthetic of jewelry speaks a language all its own. Lovers of ornamentation will find much to admire in downtown Santa Cruz. Whether your taste runs to refined bling, organic materials, jewelry as artwork, or eco-conscious creations, there’s a gem here for everyone. Here’s where to start…
I am part of an “elite 20 percent,” Steven Cleek tells me. Unfortunately, he’s being ironic. About 80 percent of the people who play the games at Santa Cruz’s new escape room Exit Santa Cruz solve all the puzzles and unlock the door at the end to make their escape, he says. My group was…
Any Santa Cruz guide book can lead you to the redwoods or the beaches or the Boardwalk—and certainly, you should go to all three. But “cultural tourism” is all the rage, and Santa Cruz has an incredible culture to tour. Here are a few ways to add some depth to your Santa Cruz culture experience:…
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Hindquarter Bar & Grille
"Where the Elite Meat." At Hindquarter Bar & Grille we've made our reputation serving up the finest beef around...
The Catalyst Club
The classic club in Santa Cruz. The Catalyst is where you will find the hottest artists for all types of music, local and national.
Excursions aboard the Chardonnay II are perfect for any age group and fun for everyone from seasoned sailors to first-time adventures.
Seascape Beach Resort
Seascape Beach Resort sets the pace for the ultimate in comfort with all of the luxury of a four-diamond resort.
Sanderlings Restaurant, where your dining experience is as spectacular as the view.
Kayak Connection is your Sea Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddling resource for the Monterey Bay. We have two locations in Santa Cruz and in Moss Landing at the Elkhorn Slough where we have multiple tours available for local adventures.
Stagnaro Bros Restaurant
Stagnaro Bros. features a menu with more than 20 different types of fresh seafood every day, as well as pasta dishes, steaks and a children's menu.
West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn
The West Cliff Inn is a stunning luxury oceanside hotel from the Four Sisters Inns.
The Point Chophouse & Lounge
A Pleasure Point Tradition. Enjoy our delicious take on California comfort food, prime cuts, chops and cocktails.
Coasters Bar & Grill
As part of the Boardwalk Bowl, Coasters Bar & Grill is the premium spot in Santa Cruz for karaoke, live music, delicious food, good drinks, and great people.
Severino's Bar & Grill
Severino's Bar & Grill offers fresh California cuisine in a warm, friendly atmosphere with fabulous views of the Koi pond and cascading waterfall. Enjoy Happy Hour every day of the week and live entertainment on select evenings.
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