Gene Selkov of Spokesman Bicycles.

The best places to go, health professionals to see, and ways to spend your free time in Santa Cruz County, as chosen by our readers.

 

BEST ACUPUNCTURE     
Five Branches
200 Seventh Ave #115, Santa Cruz. 831.476.8211
Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine & Chi Center
21511 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.465.9088
The Maple Street Clinic
115 Maple St, Santa Cruz. 831.459.6005
    
BEST BIKE SHOP     
Spokesman
231 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.8357
Another Bike Shop
2361 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.427.2232
Bicycle Trip
1001 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.427.2580
    
BEST CHIROPRACTOR     
Marie Royer (Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine)
21511 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.465.9088
Dr. Katie Griffin
543 Frederick St, Santa Cruz. 831.458.1940
Deborah Vitale
320 River St, Santa Cruz. 831.239.5854
    
BEST DENTIST     
Gavin McClure
525 Center St, Santa Cruz. 831.426.1343
Alan Heit
903 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.3364
Harry Rasmussen
550 Water St, Santa Cruz. 831.426.3828

BEST DOCTOR     
Rachel Abrams
21511B E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.465.9088    
Elise Atkins    
2025 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.458.5524
Vickie Winkler
115 Locust St, Santa Cruz. 831.458.5670    
    
BEST ESTHETICIAN     
Peggy Humphries
Butterfly Esthetics
1045 Water St, Santa Cruz. 831.459.7546
Trami Skin Care
1414 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.239.2795
Sue Bell
Simply Skin Esthetics
500 Soquel Ave Ste B, Santa Cruz. 831.429.9400

BEST GOLF COURSE     
De Laveaga Golf & Lodge
401 Upper Park Rd, Santa Cruz. 831.423.7212
Pasatiempo Golf Club
20 Clubhouse Rd, Santa Cruz. 831.459.9155
Seascape Golf Club
610 Clubhouse Dr, Aptos. 831.688.3213

BEST GYM     
Toadal Fitness
113 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.3764
1200 17th Ave #108, Santa Cruz. 831.464.3764
816 Bay Ave, Capitola. 831.475.1500
6200 Soquel Dr, Aptos. 831.475.5979
3004 Mission St Extension, Santa Cruz. 831.466.3764
Bike Dojo
1101 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.713.5475
Crossfit Ready
2703 41st St Ste G, Soquel. 831.479.4104
    
BEST HEALTH FOOD/NUTRITION STORE     

New Leaf
Multiple locations
Staff of Life
1266 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.8632
Food Bin & Herb Room
1130 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.5526   

BEST MARTIAL ARTS     
Elite Martial Arts
266 Mt Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley. 831.222.0914
Claudio Franca Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
21507 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.476.7650    
Kaijin
2100 Delaware Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.427.2560    
    
BEST MEDICAL MARIJUANA     
WAMM
309 Cedar St #79, Santa Cruz. 831.425.0580
Granny Purps
2649 41st Ave, Soquel. 831.477.7500
CHAI
3088 Winkle Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.475.5506
    
BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST     

Tomek Walas
Kiva Retreat House
702 Water St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.1142
Nourish Yoga & Wellness Center
130 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.9355
Jennifer Glavin
Vital Body Therapy
556 Oceanview Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.454.8312
Amy White    
Nourish Yoga & Wellness Center
130 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.9355
    
BEST NATUROPATH     
Dr. Aimée Gould Shunney
21511 E Cliff Dr Ste B, Santa Cruz. 831.465.9088
Dr. Holly German
736 Chestnut St, Santa Cruz. 831.477.1377
Tonya Fleck
736 Chestnut St, Santa Cruz. 831.477.1377
    
BEST NUTRITIONIST     
Jocelyn Dubin (Nourish Yoga & Wellness)
130 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.9355
Rebecca Rovay-Hazelton (Toadal Fitness)
Multiple locations
Jaimi Ellison (Santa Cruz Core Fitness & Rehab)
317 Potrero St, Santa Cruz. 831.417.7500

BEST OUTDOOR STORE     
Outdoor World
136 River St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.9555
1440 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.479.1501    
Patagonia Outlet
415 River St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.1776
Down Works
222 River St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.9078

BEST PERSONAL TRAINER     
Daniel Jahangard (Crossfit Ready)
2703 41st Ave, Soquel. 415.320.9371
Rebecca Rovay-Hazelton (The Santa Cruz Village)
337 Lee St, Santa Cruz. 831.461.1600    
Rocky's Personal Training
4135 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.479.0867

BEST PHARMACY     
Westside Pharmacy
1401 Mission St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.7175
Horsnyder’s Pharmacy
1226 Soquel Ave Ste A, Santa Cruz. 831.458.1400
Frank's Pharmacy
7518 Soquel Dr, Aptos. 831.685.1100

BEST PLASTIC SURGEON     
Dr. Alexis Lane MD
8055 Valencia St, Aptos. 831.688.8333
Dr. Steven Garner MD FACS
3311 Mission Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.475.3076
Suzanne Kerley
2950 Research Park Dr, Soquel. 831.458.6272
    
BEST RUNNING STORE   
 
Fleet Feet
26 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos. 831.662.0886
Running Revolution
1664-B Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz. 831.462.8228
Jerry’s Sports
1148 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.465.1400

BEST SKATE PARK     
Derby Park
Auburn Ave at Woodland Way, Santa Cruz.
Scotts Valley
361 Kings Village Dr, Scotts Valley.
Grind Out Hunger
912 41st Ave, Santa Cruz.
    
BEST SKATE SHOP     
Bill’s Wheels
1240 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.469.0904
Skateworks
1125 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.427.4290
Grind Out Hunger
912 41st Ave, Santa Cruz.

BEST SPA (PAMPERING)     
Well Within
417 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.458.9355
L'Atelier Salon & Spa
114 Pearl Alley, Santa Cruz. 831.423.4247
Chaminade Resort & Spa 
One Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz. 831.475.5600

BEST SPA (SOAKING)     
Well Within
417 Cedar St, Santa Cruz. 831.458.9355
Tea House
112 Elm St, Santa Cruz. 831.426.9700
Kiva Retreat House
702 Water St, Santa Cruz. 831.429.1142

BEST SPORTING GOODS     
Jerry’s Sports
1148 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.465.1400
Play It Again Sports
4770 Soquel Dr, Soquel. 831.475.1988
Outdoor World
136 River St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.9555
1440 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.479.1501
    
BEST SNOWBOARD/SKIING GEAR
Helm of Sun Valley
1408 41st Ave, Capitola. 831.462.6800
Pacific Wave
1502 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.458.9283
Play It Again Sports
4770 Soquel Dr, Soquel. 831.475.1988

BEST SURF SCHOOL     
Santa Cruz Surf School
322 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.426.7072
Richard Schmidt Surf School
236 San Jose Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.423.0928
Club Ed
101 Beach St, Santa Cruz. 831.464.0177

BEST SURF SPOT     
Steamer Lane
701 West Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz.
Pleasure Point
East Cliff Dr and Pleasure Point Dr, Santa Cruz.
Cowell’s
Beach St, Santa Cruz    

BEST SWIM SCHOOL    
Adventure Sports
303 Potrero St #15, Santa Cruz. 831.458.3648
Seahorse Swim School    
1505 Seascape Blvd, Aptos. 831.688.1993
816 Bay Ave, Capitola. 831.476.7946
Jim Booth Swim School
310 Larkin Valley Rd, Watsonville. 831.722.3500
    
BEST YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Victor Dubin
Nourish Yoga & Fitness Center
130 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.9355
Daniela Kosmalski    
Toadal Fitness
Multiple locations
Laurie Broderick Burr

Yoga Center Santa Cruz
428-C Front St, Santa Cruz. 831.423.6719

BEST YOGA STUDIO    
Nourish Yoga & Fitness Center
130 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 831.429.9355
Divinitree
1043 B Water St, Santa Cruz. 831.421.0518    
Santa Cruz Yoga
402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz. 831.227.2156