Cool Book Shops
Check out Book Shop Santa Cruz, Logos, and the Literary Guillotine, Atlantis Fantasyworld, Comicopolis
Go to the Skate and BMX parks, go bowling at The Boardwalk Bowl, or go skating at the Seabright Roller Rink.
Cafe Pergolesi, Lulu Carpenter’s, the Crepe Place, and all the beaches!
Santa Cruz is famous for its eclectic mix of people. Wander pacific avenue for local music, art, and whatever else people can come up with!
Louden Nelson, All About Theater, Jewel Theatre, and the Broadway Playhouse
The Tannery Arts Center
Local hub of visual and performing artists. Take classes, and enjoy visual art as well as performances!
The museum of Art & History features local events, changing interactive exhibits, and a local history room.
Felix Culpa Gallery
Local sculpture art is displayed at this downtown gallery. Amazing, beautiful art!
Natural History Museum
Local docents can help you learn about Santa Cruz history, geology, native cultures, plants, animals, and more.
Go inside a historic lighthouse to learn about Santa Cruz surf culture and history.
1st Friday of the month local artists display work and offer gallery tours (and often wine!) throughout downtown Santa Cruz.
Capitola History Museum
Learn about the beach town right next to Santa Cruz.
Learn about this forest legend in Felton! Just outside of Santa Cruz. Is Bigfoot real? Find out for yourself!
Go to the new Kaiser Permanente arena to support Warriors Basketball and the Santa Cruz Derby Girls!