Guide to Downtown
Things to Do in DowntownView Map
Downtown Santa Cruz is packed full of restaurants, shops, bars, live music venues and has a lively street scene featuring an engaging mix of street performers.
The arts are alive downtown with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Felix Kulpa Gallery and other arts spaces.
The historic Veterans Memorial Building reopened in 2013 after extensive renovations and is now the site of community organizations, including those offering classes for veterans and their families.
Popular businesses include Bookshop Santa Cruz and co-working spaces NExtSpace and Cruzioworks. The Kaiser Permanent Arena hosts games by the D-League Santa Cruz Warriors and Santa Cruz Derby Girls.
Find Hotels in Santa Cruz
Book online and save up to 70%
Our Low Price Hotel Guarantee
We are confident that our hotel prices are guaranteed to be the lowest rate you can find. If you find a lower rate for your hotel on another site, we’ll refund the difference to you. Book with us and enjoy total peace of mind!
If you find a lower rate at any time up until hotel's cancellation window, we'll match the price. The lower price you find needs to be for the same dates, length of stay and room type.
Found a better price?
- The lower price you found must be available on another website directed to consumers in the same locale, and must be for the same hotel, dates and room type.
- If you used a coupon/discount voucher when you made your original booking, you can still claim under the guarantee. We will use the total discounted price you paid and compare this to the lower price you found in order to calculate your refund.
- If you have made a booking which cannot be cancelled — whether it is non-refundable or if you are already within the cancellation window for the hotel — then you can't claim under the guarantee. Bookings that were part of a specific promotion (e.g. 3 nights for the price of 2) are also excluded from claiming under the guarantee.
- Once we have confirmed that you are due a refund under the guarantee we will issue the refund to the card you paid with at the time of booking. We will process your refund immediately but it may take your bank up to 30 days to process it and for it to show on your statement.
105 Walnut Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Soif is a Santa Cruz Retaurantm Wine Bar, and Wine Retail Shop providing the opportunity to explore wines in a sophisticated and friendly environment. Our goal has been to provide a comfortable place to drink great wine and eat food that is as good as the
Nearby Points of Interests
1220 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
A more upscale establishment than most Irish pubs, this restaurant/bar has a tucked-away dance floor where revelers can shake out their worries without disturbing diners in the main room. A long list of mixed drinks, including the Naughty Olivia and alway
Arts & Entertainment Venues
320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Kuumbwa Jazz has grown from its small beginnings to one of the most highly respected jazz-presenting institutions in the country, attracting artists of national and international renown. We present over 120 concerts per year at our intimate 200-seat venue
221 Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
The theme here is Hawaii and surf, which means this tiki-themed restaurant serves plenty of grilled ono, mahi mahi and ahi to enjoy while the surf videos run nonstop.
101B Cooper Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
At Laili, our cuisine is a delicate balance between age-old Silk Road flavors and contemporary culinary excellence. We offer the rich flavors of the Mediterranean, infused with a unique Afghan twist.
429 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Surfrider Cafe is located at 429 Front Street in Santa Cruz, CA. A local favorite for years, you can find great eats, good times, and awesome brews.
1336 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
El Palomar has set a new standard in Mexican Cuisine by combining authentic, homemade recipes from the sunny state of Michoacan in southern Mexico, with the unique abundance of locally grown produce and freshly caught seafood available in the Monterey Bay
9/22← Back to All Events, Evening Events, Free Events, Hands-On History, History Events Hands on History: An Immigration Story with Joaquín Barreto
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
9/23The Redlight District - Single Release
The Catalyst Atrium
9/23Bluegrass Extravaganza!Featuring Windy Hill, A.J. Lee with Blue Summit, and Mountain Drive
Kuumbwa Jazz Center