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The admission-free Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, located across the street from the Santa Cruz Wharf and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, offers a window into the local marine environment. The center provides visitors with an opportunity to learn more about the habitat of the marine sanctuary through interactive exhibits, video kiosks and a demonstration of the Monterey Submarine Canyon.

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The Catalyst Club

1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

The classic club in Santa Cruz. The Catalyst is where you will find the hottest artists for all types of music, local and national.

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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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Hula's Island Grill

221 Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

The theme here is Hawaii and surf, which means this tiki-themed restaurant serves plenty of grilled ono, mahi mahi and ahi to enjoy while the surf videos run nonstop.

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Rosie McCann's

1220 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

A more upscale establishment than most Irish pubs, this restaurant/bar has a tucked-away dance floor where revelers can shake out their worries without disturbing diners in the main room. A long list of mixed drinks, including the Naughty Olivia and alway

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Riva Fish House

31 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

In addition to seafood salads, crispy calamari, chowders and seafood pastas, the weekly specials at this classic beach town diner include cracked crab, skewers of prawns and grilled salmon. Fresh fish, unpretentious décor and spectacular views from

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Ideal Bar & Grill

106 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Fun, family friendly dining with a beautiful view of Santa Cruz Main beach and the Municipal Wharf! We offer seating both inside and on our sunny deck! Come down and try our award winning clam chowder today!

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Pearl Of The Ocean

736 Water Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Pearl of the Ocean chef Ayoma Wilen's goal is to share her healthy, local and organic food with her customers.

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The Crow's Nest Restaurant

2218 E Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Perched at the mouth of the Santa Cruz Harbor, the Crow's Nest flaunts a view that dares to be outdone. Happy Hour at the Nest offers great deals on drinks and delicious appetizers. Live comedy on Sunday nights, Monday Night Football parties and live musi

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