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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Cafe Brazil

1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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

Delis and Meats

El Salchichero

402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

At el Salchichero, It is our passion to provide both food and education regarding local sustainably raised animals. We specialize in meat products created from a chef???s perspective. Using only ingredients from local farmers, we change our recipes a

American Restaurants

Burger Santa Cruz

1520 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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

Clothing & Accessories

Rip Curl Surf Outlet

1604 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Rip Curl has been the market leader for wetsuits for over 30 years.  Surfing is engrained into this company that expanded world wide from Australia.  Offering much more than wetsuits, Ripcurl boards and clothing are some of the highest quality i

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.

Italian Restaurants

Pizzeria Avanti

1711 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Natural Bridges State Beach

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

Full of sea life in the abundant tide pools

Markets and Specialty Foods

Equinox Champagne Cellars

427 Swift St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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