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1. The Catalyst
Downtown, Santa Cruz
Restaurant
Always popular
Always popular
Group go-to • Pizza
1011 Pacific Ave
Restaurant
1. The Catalyst
Downtown, Santa Cruz
Always popular
Always popular
Group go-to • Pizza
1011 Pacific Ave
2. Hula's island grill
Downtown, Santa Cruz
Restaurant • $$$
Loved by locals
Loved by locals
Popular weekdays • Popular on weekends
221 Cathcart St
Restaurant • $$$
2. Hula's island grill
Downtown, Santa Cruz
Loved by locals
Loved by locals
Popular weekdays • Popular on weekends
221 Cathcart St
3. El Palomar
Downtown, Santa Cruz
Restaurant • $$
Loved by locals
Loved by locals
Mexican
1336 Pacific Ave
Restaurant • $$
3. El Palomar
Downtown, Santa Cruz
Loved by locals
Loved by locals
Mexican
1336 Pacific Ave
4. Lúpulo Craft Beer House
Downtown, Santa Cruz
Restaurant
Loved by locals
Loved by locals
American
233 Cathcart St
Restaurant
4. Lúpulo Craft Beer House
Downtown, Santa Cruz
Loved by locals
Loved by locals
American
233 Cathcart St
5. Rosie McCann's Irish Pub
Downtown, Santa Cruz
Restaurant • $$
Trending
Trending
Loved by locals • Seafood
1220 Pacific Ave Fl 2
Restaurant • $$
5. Rosie McCann's Irish Pub
Downtown, Santa Cruz
Trending
Trending
Loved by locals • Seafood
1220 Pacific Ave Fl 2
6. I Love Sushi
Downtown, Santa Cruz
Restaurant • $$
Sushi • Japanese
516 Front St
Restaurant • $$
6. I Love Sushi
Downtown, Santa Cruz
Sushi • Japanese
516 Front St
7. Pono Hawaiian Grill at The Reef Bar
Downtown, Santa Cruz
Restaurant • $
Loved by locals
Loved by locals
120 Union St
Restaurant • $
7. Pono Hawaiian Grill at The Reef Bar
Downtown, Santa Cruz
Loved by locals
Loved by locals
120 Union St
8. Pizza My Heart
Downtown, Santa Cruz
Restaurant • $
Loved by visitors
Loved by visitors
Pizza
1116 Pacific Ave
Restaurant • $
8. Pizza My Heart
Downtown, Santa Cruz
Loved by visitors
Loved by visitors
Pizza
1116 Pacific Ave
9. Betty's Noodle House
Downtown, Santa Cruz
Restaurant
Loved by visitors
Loved by visitors
Noodles • Vegetarian
920 Pacific Ave Ste 12
Restaurant
9. Betty's Noodle House
Downtown, Santa Cruz
Loved by visitors
Loved by visitors
Noodles • Vegetarian
920 Pacific Ave Ste 12
10. 99 Bottles
Downtown, Santa Cruz
Restaurant • $$
Brunch spot
Brunch spot
American
110 Walnut Ave
Restaurant • $$
10. 99 Bottles
Downtown, Santa Cruz
Brunch spot
Brunch spot
American
110 Walnut Ave
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Beach Flats

The Beach Flats area of Santa Cruz spans roughly four acres of the city and is primarily residential, although it does have a few businesses. Located just north of the boardwalk of the Santa Cruz Main Beach, the Beach Flats is just a short walk away from downtown, and it's close to the University of California.

Seabright

Santa Cruz's Seabright neighborhood is just blocks from the beach and serves as the gateway to Seabright Beach, a hip, happening place to hang out seaside. This laid-back neighborhood features a number of shops, bars and restaurants, which are mostly clustered at Seabright and Murray and make for a lively nightlife scene.

Ocean Street

Ocean Street, located in Santa Cruz, sits near the San Lorenzo River. Ocean Street is near the famous Monterey Bay. Restaurants, motels, hotels, local businesses, rehabilitation centers, tattoo parlors, and cafes are all located on Ocean Street. Some Victorian-style homes sit along Ocean Street down toward the river.

Eastside

Eastside, located in Santa Cruz, sits along the famous Monterey Bay. The area is home to residents as well as restaurants, shops, bed and breakfasts, hotels, beach rentals, surf shops, Cowell Beach and the Municipal Wharf. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk amusement park is in the area, as well as the Neary Lagoon Park.

Arana Gulch

Arana Gulch is a community that runs along the southeastern section of Santa Cruz, California. This neighborhood contains a vast array of wildlife and vegetation. One of the major attractions of Arana Gulch is a natural trail lined with oak trees, wild plantain, and wildflowers. Some of the favorite activities in this area include hiking, jogging, and bird watching.

Natural Bridges

Natural Bridges State Beach in Santa Cruz, California, is a state park that features a natural bridge that runs across a section of the beach. It hosts the Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve that provides a sanctuary for approximately 150,000 monarch butterflies during the winter months. In Natural Bridges State Beach, you can enjoy swimming, surfing, nature walks, and hiking year-round. When the wind blows, you'll be able to fly kites and wind surf.

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