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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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The Crepe Place
Under new ownership for the past 7 years, the Crepe Place has a renewed energy, and the owners are working hard to keep things the same, but with a different edge. With the Crepe Place???s spirit and foundation cemented in over 40 years of continuous busi
West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn
The West Cliff Inn is a stunning luxury oceanside hotel from the Four Sisters Inns.
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.
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Seymour Marine Discovery Center at the Long Marine Laboratory is a world-class experience for all visitors to the Santa Cruz and Monterey area.
Alex Johnson Of David Lyng Real Estate
Alex Johnson of David Lyng Real Estate is your premier Santa Cruz County home buying resource. A lifetime resident of Santa Cruz County, Alex knows the ins and outs of the Santa Cruz neighborhoods and homes that you are interested in.
Hindquarter Bar & Grille
"Where the Elite Meat." At Hindquarter Bar & Grille we've made our reputation serving up the finest beef around...
Chaminade Resort & Spa
With a stay at Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, you'll be by the ocean and convenient to DeLaveaga Golf Course and Mystery Spot.
Ideal Bar & Grill
Fun, family friendly dining with a beautiful view of Santa Cruz Main beach and the Municipal Wharf! We offer seating both inside and on our sunny deck! Come down and try our award winning clam chowder today!
Excursions aboard the Chardonnay II are perfect for any age group and fun for everyone from seasoned sailors to first-time adventures.
Babbling Brook Inn
Relax into one of the thirteen elegantly decorated rooms and suites at the Babbling Brook Inn.
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