Guide to Westside

Things to Do in Westside

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Santa Cruz's Westside is a bustling commercial district filled with restaurants, shops and assorted businesses. Mission Street, which runs through the district connects motorists to Highway One. Densely populated, traffic is an issue during commuting hours. Notable sections of the neighborhood include the mixed-use Swift Street development with craft brewery, restaurant and shops. The Westside is also the site of Natural Bridges State Park, Derby Park, Seymour Marine Discovery Center and Lighthouse Field State Park.

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Seymour Marine Discovery Center

100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Seymour Marine Discovery Center at the Long Marine Laboratory is a world-class experience for all visitors to the Santa Cruz and Monterey area.


Natural Bridges State Beach

Swanton Blvd & W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95067

Full of sea life in the abundant tide pools

Italian Restaurants

Pizzeria Avanti

1711 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Cafe Brazil

1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Cafe Brasil brings you authentic Brazilian cuisine in the Santa Cruz area.


Westside Farmers Market

Saturday, September 30, 2017 • 9:00am

Westside Farmers' Market

American Restaurants

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing

402 Ingalls St Suite 27, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. An award winning, local, certified organic brewery. Yes, we're proud.


The Parish Publick House

841 Almar Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

American Restaurants

Burger Santa Cruz

1520 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

At Burger our ingredients matter. Our food is wholesome and delicious.

American Restaurants

New Leaf Community Markets

1101 Fair Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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