Guide to Seabright/Midtown

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Midtown—the heart of which lies along Soquel Avenue between Ocean and Seabright—is fast becoming a mecca of hipster chic, thanks to its bike shops, home furnishing stores, cafes, restaurants and sweet live music venues. As for the laid-back Seabright neighborhood, with its clutch of bars and eateries (at Seabright and Murray, two blocks from the beach), its residents are fierce loyalists who will go mano-a-mano with anyone over neighborhood supremacy.

Seabright also serves as the entryway to Seabright Beach, a long sandy beach between Santa Cruz Harbor and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and a popular spot bonfires. The area has a lively nightlife scene with bars and breweries featuring live music, open micas and karaoke. There are also several neighborhood restaurants, shops and businesses.

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Italian Restaurants

La Posta

538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

American Restaurants

Hindquarter Bar & Grille

303 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

"Where the Elite Meat." At Hindquarter Bar & Grille we've made our reputation serving up the finest beef around...


The Crepe Place

1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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 busine

Pizza Restaurants

Engfer Pizza Works

525 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062


Rio Theatre

1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Some of the best acts to hit town play the stage of the Rio, a gracious theater built in 1946 to house a new 3-D Cyclorama movie screen.

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Motel Santa Cruz

370 Ocean Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Economy Hotels

Best Western Plus All Suite Inn

500 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

The Best Western All Suites Inn in Santa Cruz offers modern accommodations, friendly customer service and a central location for an affordable price.

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Continental Inn

414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

With a stay at Continental Inn in Santa Cruz, you'll be convenient to Pacific Garden Mall and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

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