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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Natural Bridges State Beach

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

Full of sea life in the abundant tide pools

American Restaurants

Your Place

1719 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Your Place offers Farm to Table organic home cooking in a warm and classic environment. We buy fresh fruits and vegetables from local organic farmers.

American Restaurants

West End Tap & Kitchen

334D Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

A local tap room and eatery


Cafe Brazil

1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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


Seymour Marine Discovery Center

100 Shaffer Rd, 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.

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.

American Restaurants

Burger Santa Cruz

1520 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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

Italian Restaurants

Pizzeria Avanti

1711 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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