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Soquel, located between Capitola and Santa Cruz, is dotted with antique stores, restaurants and cafes and local businesses. Soquel extends upward into the Santa Cruz Mountains to the lowlands surrounding Soquel Creek (Soquel Village). Soquel is home to Bargetto Winery, Anna Jean Cummings Park, locally known as "Blue Ball Park" due to the art installation of four giant 8-foot wide balls that appear to be rolling down the coastal prairie terrace.

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Collective Soul: Soquel’s Craftsmen Collective

Anyone who has worked extensively as an artist or maker is probably familiar with long hours spent alone in a workspace with just a dream and maybe a pet or ficus plant for company. Whole days can pass without human contact, and if the mailman or a UPS driver happens by, the eye contact and…

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Dining Destination: Soquel Village

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…

American Restaurants

Cafe Cruz

2621 41st Ave, Soquel, CA 95073

Cafe Cruz is a local dining destination for visitors and neighbors alike. Established in 1995, Cafe Cruz is known for its atmosphere, menu selections, and congenial staff.

Parks & Open Spaces

Anna Jean Cummings Park

461 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel, CA 95073

This 95 acre park was opened in the summer of 2001 (upper field portion was opened Feb 2002), it is located next to Soquel High School on Old San Jose Road in Soquel. It offers a large modern playground, a large pavilion style picnicing area and multiple

American Restaurants

Carpo's Restaurant

2400 Porter St, Soquel, CA 95073

Foods

Bargetto Winery

3535 N. Main St., Soquel, CA 95073

Restaurants

Sawasdee Thai Cuisine

5050 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073

Bars

Little Tampico

2605 S Main St, Soquel, CA 95073

Mediterranean Restaurants

Star Of Siam

3005 Porter St, Soquel, CA 95073

Bars

Tortilla Flats Restaurant

4616 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073

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