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

Lillian's Italian Kitchen

1116 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Italian Restaurants

La Posta

538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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.

American Restaurants

Seabreeze Cafe

542 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

A little cafe on Seabright Ave. Serving simple, fresh, delicious food. Lots of vegetarian and vegan choices. A local favorite!


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.

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...

American Restaurants

Betty Burgers

505 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Betty Burgers is a Santa Cruz favorite. With its classic diner feel, unique decor, and awesome bar, Betty Burgers is the place to get your burger fix.


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 busi

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