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Your Ultimate Resource for Central Coast Activities

Table of Contents Welcome.........................................4 Traveler’s Directory.........................5 Wineries............................................6 Farmers Markets................................7 Antiquing Directory...........................8 Accommodations............................9 Golf.................................................10 Activities & Excursions.....................12 Monterey Bay Map........................20 Restaurant Directory....................32

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©2014 Aptos Chamber of Commerce and Register-Pajaronian No portion may be reproduced without written permission from the Register-Pajaronian and Aptos Chamber of Commerce. The information in this guide has been gathered with every effort to ensure accuracy and is current as of June 2014. However, the Aptos Chamber of Commerce cannot, and does not, guarantee authenticity of all the information furnished to them, or the complete absence thereof. Therefore, no responsibility for omissions and errors can be made or is assumed. For advertising space reservations in future editions or for additional information, contact the Register-Pajaronian: 831-761-7354.

Santa Cruz ...............12 Monterey............28 Capitola....................22 Moss Landing.....30 Aptos.........................24 Big Sur.................31 The Aptos History Museum is celebrating the seventh anniversary of its expanded facility. Please come see all the fascinating history we have right here in Aptos. The museum is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm, and at other times by appointment. SOQUEL DRIVE CHURCH



Travel Adventures




7605-B Old Dominion Ct. Aptos, CA 95003 Phone: 831-688-9514 3


hether you have traveled here from over the hill or another part of the world, thank you for visiting our “sunny side” of the Monterey Bay. Santa Cruz County is one of the smallest counties in California, yet it contains a wide variety of beautiful scenery and hosts dozens of microclimates. Here you will find the Santa Cruz Mountains with its redwood forests, acres of some of the world’s most fertile farmland, long sandy beaches, and ocean bluffs. It is also the gateway to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, supporting one of the world’s most diverse marine ecosystems. It is home to numerous mammals, seabirds, fish, invertebrates and plants in a remarkably productive coastal environment. In close proximity to our wonderful county is Monterey County. These rich and varied environments make the Monterey Bay area an exciting vacation destination with something of interest for everyone. This guide will help you to locate all of our special activities, attractions, restaurants, and accommodations. Whether you visit one of our award-winning wineries, hike in our state parks, ride the roller coaster or steam train, take a walk on the beach, or do it all, we’re glad you’re here!

Travel Tips: 1) Always wear sun block, even on cloudy days 2) Dress in layers for morning fog and afternoon sun. 3) Never turn your back on the ocean. 4) Wear long pants and long sleeve shirts when hiking in local forests to avoid poison oak, insect bites and ticks. 5) Always check ocean conditions for rip tides and heavy or dangerous surf. 6) F  or road information and heavy traffic updates, call 511 from cell phones and 800-427-ROAD (7623) from land phones. 7) Always keep valuables with you, or at least out of sight in your car, and lock your car.


The Aptos Information Center can provide you with valuable tips to make your travel adventure more memorable. Local publications and numerous rack cards are all available.

7605-A Old Dominion Court Aptos • 831-688-1467

Heated Dog Friendly Patio Happy Hour


RIO On The Beach

Sunset Views of The Monterey Bay Hours: Dinner: 5pm - 9pm Patio: 3pm - close Happy Hour: 3pm - 6pm Lunch: 11am - 2pm (Lunch Served Sat & Sun - Summer Only)

151 Esplanade, Aptos CA 95003 (831) 688-8917

Travel Directory: Dial 911

For All Emergencies Local area code is 831 - Toll-free calls begin with 800, 888, 877, and 866 Fire Districts

Emergency Services

Aptos Area Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District.....685-6690 Cabrillo Area Central Fire Protection District...................479-6842 Aptos Hills California Department of Forestry.............724-2446

Law Enforcement

Aptos Sheriff’s Service Center...................662-0690 Santa Cruz County Sheriff .........................454-3042 California Highway Patrol...........................662-0511


Dominican Santa Cruz Hospital.................462-7700 Emergency Room............................462-7710 Palo Alto Medical Foundation.....................458-6295 Watsonville Community Hospital...............724-4741 Emergency Room............................761-5613 AMR Paramedics..........................................423-7030 U.S. Coast Guard.........................................647-7300

Tourism Information

Aptos.............................................................688-1467 Santa Cruz....................................................425-1234 Monterey.......................................................657-6400 Carmel..........................................................624-2522 Pacific Grove................................................373-3304 San Francisco.......................................415-974-6900 San Jose................................................408-295-9600 CA Welcome Center @ Pier 39 SF......415-981-1280 Seacliff Visitor Center..................................685-6444 Santa Cruz County Parks...........................454-7901 California State Parks.................................429-2850 Hearst Castle.........................................800-444-4445 National Steinbeck Center..........................775-4721 Yosemite National Park.......................209-372-4386


Blue Water Sedans & Limousines......800-734-4313 Quintessential Tours............................415-488-6877 Early Bird Airport Shuttle............................462-3933 Santa Cruz Metro Transit............................425-8600 Metro Para Cruz...........................................425-4664 Yellow Cab Company...................................423-1234

Roads and Weather

Road Conditions...................................800-427-7623 Weather........................................................656-1724



o you love good wine? The Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation is nestled in one of the most unique natural environments in the world. Varied microclimates create ideal conditions for the three main varietals of the region. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir flourish in the cooler climates aided by the area’s coastal fog, and Cabernet Sauvignon thrives in the hotter inland areas of the region. There are over 70 boutique, family-owned wineries between Half Moon Bay and Watsonville, but there is nothing small about the flavor and character of these wines. Finding them can be an adventure in itself, as a fair number of wineries are tucked away on mountain roads that cut through redwood forests. Many have stunning views of the Monterey Bay. You will be rewarded with friendly and knowledgeable winery staff to help you taste these wonderful wines, and often you will be talking to the winemakers themselves; an intimate experience. The Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association has many programs to help you experience local wines. For wineries without tasting rooms, there is a Passport Program which gets you into these wineries four times a year, once each season. A major benefit auction is held in May and the Vintners’ Festival is held the first two weekends in June, so you can easily buy and taste hard-to-find wines. Call 831-685VINE(8463) or go to to receive a brochure with all the wineries, maps, events, history, and a list of restaurants who serve local wines. Welcome to “America’s Premier Mountain Appellation.”




he world-class wines being produced by the cutting-edge vintners of the Santa Cruz Appellation and surrounding regions have turned the wine world on its ear, and Vino - the new wine lifestyle magazine - celebrates those achievements. Learn how the region is producing elegant Pinots, brawny Syrahs, bright Viogniers, buttery Chardonnays and much more. Get to know some of the most soughtafter winemakers in the state. Vino is published by the Register-Pajaronian.

The Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Markets Serving our communities on the Central Coast since 1976


ounded in 1976, the Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Markets (MBCFM) is the oldest and largest farmers market organization on the Central Coast of California. It is comprised of a family of four farmers markets with locations in Aptos, Carmel, and two in Monterey. Each market has its own unique style that reflects its community. Two of the four markets operate year-round. The Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Markets have won multiple awards in recent years, including “best farmers market” in California, Santa Cruz County, and ranks second in the U.S. by American Farmland Trust.

Our Bountiful Region

The Monterey Bay region, from the North Coast of Santa Cruz County to the tip of Monterey, is an extremely rich agricultural area that is home to a remarkable number of outstanding organic farms, wineries and food purveyors. The region is also esteemed for being a leader in sustainable and organic agricultural practices. In fact, Santa Cruz is the cradle of the organic movement dating back to 1967 when Alan Chadwick and students transformed a rugged hillside at University of California Santa Cruz into

an abundant garden using hand tools and organic amendments. Our region is now home to more organic operations than any other area in California.

Our Team

The farmers markets are a team effort of farmers, vendors, and marketing staff led by Executive Director Catherine Barr. Since 1993, Catherine has dedicated her efforts to expanding the markets in local communities and championing the preservation of small family farmers. In 2010, she was awarded the prestigious “Al Smith Friend of Agriculture Award” for her outstanding service to the agricultural community by the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. From humble beginnings, Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Markets have grown into thriving farmers markets that bring our communities together in appreciation of the rich bounty of our region. The Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Market maintains two website resources for the community. The primary site is The companion site,, is devoted to culinary education and seasonal recipes for cooking locally grown food.

Farmers Markets Seascape Village Farmers Market Sundays, 11 am – 2 pm Open year round, rain or shine 16 B Seascape Village, Aptos, CA For more info call 831-685-3134

Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College Saturdays, 8 am – Noon Open year round, rain or shine 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos

Carmel Farmers Market at The Barnyard Tuesdays, 9 am – 1 pm Open seasonally, May – September 3690 The Barnyard, Carmel

Del Monte Farmers Market at Del Monte Shopping Center Sundays, 8 am – Noon Open seasonally, May – October 1410 Del Monte Center, Monterey

Monterey Farmers Market at Monterey Peninsula College Open year-round, rain or shine Fridays, 10 am – 2 pm 930 Fremont St, Monterey

Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Markets From Our Markets…to Your Table

The Premier Certified Farmers Market on the Central Coast for 37 Years! Serving Aptos, Soquel, Santa Cruz, Carmel, and Monterey aPtos Farmers market

Carmel Farmers market

monterey Farmers market

Del monte Farmers market

Cabrillo College 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos Saturdays, 8 am – Noon Open Year Round

The Barnyard Shopping Village Hwy 1 and Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Tuesdays, 9 am – 1 pm Open May – September

Monterey Peninsula College 930 Fremont Street, Monterey Fridays, 10 am – 2 pm Open Year Round

Del Monte Shopping Center 1410 Del Monte Center, Monterey Sundays, 8 am – Noon Open May – October

For more information about our markets visit us at

Antiquing on The Monterey Bay Directory Aptos

Village Fair Antiques 417 Trout Gulch Rd • 831-688-9883 Robert’s Antiques & Fine Art 417 Trout Gulch Rd • 831-684-2942 Vintage Timepieces 417 Trout Gulch Rd • 831-688-9883 John’s Antiques 417 Trout Gulch Rd • 831-688-0682 Vintage Antiques 125 Sonata Ln • 831- 684-1135


Hildegunn Hawley Antiques Dolores between Ocean & 7th 831-626-3457 Jane Austen at Home Antiques Ocean between Lincoln & Monte Verde 831- 622-0997 Life In The Past Lane San Carlos between 5th & 6th 831-625-2121 Maxine Klaput Mission & 7th • 832- 624-8823


Off the Wall Lincoln between 5th & 6th • 831-624-6165 Robertson’s Antiques Dolores & 7th • 831-624-7517 S. Adamson Antiques Dolores between 5th & 6th 831- 626-7464 Wittpenn’s Antiques San Carlos between 7th & 8th 831-659-2447


Cannery Row Antique Mall 471 Wave St • 831-655-0264 Olio 380 Alvarado St • 831-375-6546 American Revival Co 711 Cannery Row • 831-372-3567 Milestones 490 Lighthouse Ave • 831-320-3192 Orientations 700 Camino El Estero • 831-655-9766

Moss Landing

Hamlin Antiques 8071 Moss Landing Rd • 831-633-3664 Cottage By the Sea 7981 Moss Landing Rd • 831-633-9909

Pacific Grove

Antique Clock Shop 489 Lighthouse Ave • 831-372-6435 Holman’s Antique Plaza 542 Lighthouse Ave • 831-646-0674 Pacific Grove Antiques 472 Lighthouse Ave • 831-658-0488 Trotter’s Antiques 590 Lighthouse Ave • 831-373-3505

San Juan Bautista

Attic Angels 410 3rd • 831-623-9234 Golden Wheel Antiques 407 3rd • 831-623-4767 The Little Red Barn Antiques 300 3rd • 831- 623-4792 Mrs B’s Z-Place 306 3rd • 623-8880

Santa Cruz

Mr. Goodies Antiques 1541 Pacific Ave • 831-427-9997 Judy Wyant Antiques 1532 Pacific Ave • 831-426-3215 Miss Jessie May’s Antiques 1533 Pacific Ave • 831-458-9131

Shen’s Gallery 2404 Mission St • 831-457-4422 Attilias Antiques 2630 Soquel Dr • 831-475-6920 Modern Life 925 41st Ave • 831-475-6802


Clearwater Bazaar 2131 Portola Dr • 831-465-0630 Crawfords Antiques 4401 Soquel Dr • 831-462-1528 Curtis Antiques and Fine Arts 4620 Soquel Dr • 831-462-0383 Soquel Village Antiques 4700 Soquel Dr • 831-476-4747 Franks Antiques 4900 Soquel Drive • 831-462-3953 After Effects Antiques 4920 Soquel Dr • 831-475-5991 Traders Emporium Antiques 4940 Soquel Dr • 831-475-9201 Baker & Co. Antiques 5011 Soquel Dr • 831-479-4404 Wisteria 5870 Soquel Dr • 831-462-2900

Accommodations Santa Cruz and Monterey counties offer a wide array of accommodations. Luxury inns and full-service resorts top the list with sweeping views and all the frills. Enjoy the hospitality of a historic bed and breakfast or a cozy beachside vacation rental. Camping is also an option with many State Parks and private campsites available. Whoever you are, whatever your needs, you will find it here.

Best Western PlusSeacliff Inn (800) 367-2003 7500 Old Dominion Crt Aptos, Ca 95003 Seascape Beach Resort (800) 549-7371 1 Seascape Resort Dr. Aptos, CA 95003 Harbor Inn (831) 479-9731 645 7th Ave Santa Cruz, CA Mission Inn (800) 895-5455 2250 Mission St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Casablanca Inn (800) 644-1570 101 Main Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (800) Marriott 1255 41st Ave Capitola, CA 95010

Chaminade Resort & Spa 1 Chaminade Ln Santa Cruz, CA 95065 (831) 475-5600 Sand Rock Farm Bed and Breakfast 6901 Freedom Blvd Aptos, CA 95003 (831) 688-8005

Rio Sands Hotel 116 Aptos Beach Dr Aptos, CA 95003 (831) 688-3207 Flora Vista Inn 1258 San Andreas Rd La Selva Beach CA 95076 (831) 724-8663

Santa Cruz Dream Inn 175 W Cliff Dr Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 426-4330


Lively And Local • Sustainable Seafood, Natural Meats

Lunch: 11:30-2:30PM Mon-Sat

• Many fresh, local & organic ingredients Dinner: 5:30PM Nightly 5:00PM Sunday • Heated Outdoor Dining Bar Menu: 3:00PM Mon-Sat • Open Copper-backed Kitchen, Full Bar Conveniently located at • Covered Patio Garden Room 2621 41st Ave Soquel, CA 95073

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Reservations Welcomed 831.476.3801

Vacation Rentals

Bailey Property Management (831)6688-7009 106 Aptos Beach Dr., Aptos Beach House Rentals 800-330-2979 312 Capitola Ave Ste: D Capitola Cheshire Rio Realty (831)688-2041 107 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos Kendall & Potter Property Management (888)692-8992 783 Rio Del Mar Blvd., Aptos

Local Wi-fi

Aptos Branch Library

(831) 420-5309 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos Aptos Coffee Roasting

(831) 685-0100 19A Rancho Del Mar, Aptos

Best Western Plus-Seacliff Inn

(831) 688-7300 7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos Bittersweet Cafe

(831) 662-9899 787 Rio Del Mar Blvd, Aptos

Casablanca Inn & Bistro­

(831) 423-1570 Main & Beach Streets, Santa Cruz Full Of Beans

(831) 685-2120 10 Seascape Village, Aptos

Pacific Coffee Roasting Co.

(831) 685-2520 7554 Soquel Drive, Aptos

Rio Sands Motel

(831) 688-3207 116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos Seascape Beach Resort

(800) 549-7371 1 Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos Surf City Coffee

(831) 684-2750 9105 Soquel Drive, Aptos

Monterey Bay Golf GOLF COURSE



Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course 36 Seaside 831-899-7271 Boulder Creek Golf Course & Country Club 18 Boulder Creek 831-338-2121 Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Club 18 Carmel 831-625-9500 De Laveaga Golf Club 18 Santa Cruz 831-423-7214 Del Monte Golf Course 18 Monterey 831-373-2700 Laguna Seca Golf Course 18 Monterey 831-373-3701 Monterey Pines Golf Course 18 Monterey 831-656-2167 FitnessRecreation/Golf/index.html Pacific Grove Golf Links 18 Pacific Grove 831-648-5775 Pajaro Valley Golf Club 18 Royal Oaks 831-724-3851 Pasatiempo Golf Club 18 Santa Cruz 831-459-9155 Pebble Beach Golf Links 18 Pebble Beach 831-662-8723 Poppy Hills Golf Course 18 Pebble Beach 831-622-8239 Rancho CaĂąada Golf Club 36 Carmel 831-624-0111 Seascape Golf Course 18 Aptos 831-688-3214 Salinas Fairways Golf Course 18 Salinas 831-758-4653 San Juan Oaks Golf Course 18 Hollister 831-636-6113 Spanish Bay 18 Pebble Beach 831-647-7495 Spring Hills Golf Course 18 Watsonville 831-724-1404 Spyglass Hill Golf Course 18 Pebble Beach 831-625-8563 Valley Gardens Golf Course 9 Scotts Valley 831-438-3058 Photo by: Tarmo Hannula


he Monterey Bay is a spectacular backdrop to some of the most famous links in the world. Whether you prefer to play in the mountains, coastal valleys, or near the ocean, there is no shortage of stunning scenery in a county that offers golf courses for players of every skill level. Play among the towering redwoods at Boulder Creek Country Club in the Santa Cruz Mountains, shoot a quick 9 holes at the casual Valley Gardens in Scotts Valley, or challenge yourself in the wooded terrain of De Laveaga in Santa Cruz (which also features a two-tiered driving range for all weather conditions). Nestled in the foothills of Santa Cruz, Pasatiempo Golf Club combines breathtaking views and a truly demanding championship course that continues to challenge even the pro’s since 1929. Head toward the coast to hear the ocean from the historic Seascape Golf Course in Aptos, or continue south on Highway 1 to find gentle undulating greens and views of rich agricultural land at Pajaro Valley Golf Club or Spring Hills Golf Course in the Watsonville area.


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Santa Cruz S

anta Cruz means Holy Cross in Spanish and began as a Spanish settlement in 1791. Today it has a population of over 60,000 and is the largest city in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz sits on the north edge of Monterey Bay about 72 miles south of San Francisco with a moderate climate. Probably best known for surfing, Santa Cruz recently lost a heated legal battle for the coveted nickname “Surf City” to Huntington Beach. But with miles of beautiful coastline, surfing is just the beginning of the many adventures awaiting you on this pristine beach front paradise.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Spend a day at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the West Coast’s best seaside amusement park: 27 rides, miniature golf, Casino Fun Center and arcade. You won’t run out of things to do at this admission free park. Take in the sun and build sand castles on the beach or ride the roller coasters. Bowling, miniature golf, and laser tag are great indoor activities if the sun gets to be too much. When you are ready for a meal, the Municipal Wharf has a great selection of seafood restaurants.

400 Beach St., Santa Cruz • 831-426-7433

Pacific Avenue

Visit the many boutiques and bookstores along Pacific Avenue. The Pacific Garden Mall is the main shopping district in Santa Cruz. Between the shops take in a movie or browse the Museum of Art and History. Coffee houses and night-life are also abundant in our downtown region.

The Mystery Spot

Experience unique variations in gravity, balance, perception, height and light. 465 Mystery Spot Rd. Santa Cruz • 831-425-8337



Chardonnay Sailing Charters Take a first class cruise through the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary aboard our 70 foot sailing yacht. See protected wildlife, take in the beauty of the coastline and experience the exhilaration of sailing. Relax on our spacious deck or in the cabin. The large, modern galley and seating area are designed to accommodate a variety of daily sails. Taste local wines and microbrews while meeting their producers on the Winemaker and Brewmaster excursions, or tantalize your taste buds with the creations of a local culinary artist on the Taste of Santa Cruz sail. Private charters are also available for corporate events, team building, weddings, or any special occasion. Amenities include a large galley, stereo system, keg dispensers, a 70 foot deck with seating, and restrooms. Excursions aboard the Chardonnay II are perfect for any age group and fun for everyone from seasoned sailors to first time adventurers.

Surfing Photo by: Tarmo Hannula

Santa Cruz Parks & Beaches Day Use Parks De Laveaga Park

899 Branciforte Dr Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 420-5270

Harvey West Park

300 Evergreen St Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 420-5270

Neary Lagoon

110 California Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060

1401 Coast Rd Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 423-0528

Loch Lomond

100 Loch Lomond Way Felton, California 95018 (831) 335-7424

Sports Parks Ken Wormhoudt Skate Park & Roller Hockey Practice Area

Disc Golf Course

225 San Lorenzo Blvd at Riverside Avenue.

Upper Park Rd Santa Cruz, CA 95067

Depot Park Soccer Fields

Lawn Bowling Green

101 Washington Street 420-5270

137 Dakota Street in San Lorenzo Park (831) 421-9660

Beach Volleyball Courts

Bicycle Trip Bike Park

Beach St Santa Cruz, CA 95067 (831) 420-6015

119 Center Street in Depot Park

Beaches Twin Lakes State Beach

E Cliff Dr at 7th Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (831) 429-2850

Natural Bridges State Beach

Swanton Blvd & W Cliff Dr Santa Cruz, CA 95067 (831) 423-4609

Lighthouse Field State Beach 701 W Cliff Dr Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 420-5270

Sunny Cove Beach Sunny Cove Drive Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Seabright Beach

Santa Cruz Harbor Walton Lighthouse

Main Beach/Cowell Beach

Mitchell’s Cove Beach

Beach St Santa Cruz, CA 95067 (831) 420-6015

West Cliff Dr. Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 420-5270

26th Street Beach

Twentyfirst Avenue County Park

1305 E Cliff Dr Santa Cruz, CA 95062

If the act of riding a wave sounds like an exciting afternoon there are plenty of surf shops ready to rent surfboards, boogie boards, wetsuits and anything else you may need for your surfing adventure. And be sure to check out the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum at 701 W. Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, located in the Lighthouse with 100 years of surfing history and a gift shop.

Lighthouse Field

26th St and E Cliff Dr Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Its Beach

680 Atlantic Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95062

E Cliff Dr Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Westcliff Dr Santa Cruz, CA 95060



Photos By: Erik Chalhoub

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk By ERIK CHALHOUB

For Monterey Bay Travel Adventures It may be more than 100 years old, but the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk still has a youthful vibe that not many other centennials can keep up with. Santa Cruz’s premier tourist destination is home to amusement rides, arcades, miniature golf, restaurants, stores and more. And of course, it’s located right along the beach. It’s the mix of old and new that gives the Boardwalk its unique charm. New attractions are mixed in with


older ones, and modern architecture intertwines with those of yesterday. Tom Canfield, vice president of operations at the Boardwalk, said the park looks fresh and clean as it enters its 108th season this year thanks to new paint throughout, praising the work crews. “I don’t think the park has ever looked greater,” he said. “It absolutely looks gorgeous.” The newness of the park goes beyond aesthetics. In October 2013, the Boardwalk opened its new roller coaster, Undertow, replacing Hurricane after 20 years of operation. Undertow, a $5.5 million investment

for the park, is manufactured by German coaster specialist Maurer Sohne. It takes four riders per vehicle throughout the 1,410 feet of track. Standing at 50 feet tall, a total of seven cars are on the track at any given time. However, Undertow isn’t a conventional roller coaster. Each car spins freely throughout the course, and depending on the weight and number of riders in the car, each ride is a different experience. Boardwalk Community Relations Director Kris Reyes said Undertow is “great for all ages and all ridership levels.” The name, Undertow, is appropriate for the coaster, he noted.


Fireball swings like a pendulum and spins riders high in the air.

Undertow is the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s newest ride.

“Just like an undertow has the ability to pull you under and spin you around, this ride very much does that,” he said. But the centerpiece of the Boardwalk is fittingly located right in the heart of the park: The 90-year-old Giant Dipper roller coaster. Opening on May 17, 1924, the National Amusement Park Historical Association lists the Giant Dipper as the oldest roller coaster in California, the fifth oldest in the country and the ninth oldest in the world. The nearly two-minute ride stands


at 70 feet tall, reaching speeds of 55 mph. “The Giant Dipper is the Boardwalk’s signature ride, bringing visitors to the Boardwalk just to experience its thrills,” said Brigid Fuller, Boardwalk spokesperson. “And amazingly, after 90 years, it’s still a really exciting ride.” La Selva Beach resident Nicholas Laschkewitsch, assistant regional representative for American Coaster Enthusiasts Northern California, called the coaster “one-of-a-kind.” “The Giant Dipper is a gem among

coasters,” he said. “It’s rare nowadays to find such a historic and well-loved wooden coaster, and the Boardwalk has done a fantastic job of preserving it for future generations to enjoy.” The coaster was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. National Park Service in 1987. That same year, another signature attraction at the Boardwalk was given historic status: The 1911 Looff Carousel. Designed by Danish woodcarver Charles I.D. Looff, the carousel is one of only a few carousels in the world still featuring a working ring dispenser, according to the Boardwalk. As the carousel spins around, riders are challenged to throw those rings into the “mouth” of a clown drawing, and if successful, they are awarded with the lighting up of the clown’s eyes and bragging rights. Music for the carousel is provided by a 342-pipe Ruth und Sohn band organ built in 1894. The Boardwalk’s flair for preserving old and new is recognized on an international level. The park took home the title of “Best Seaside Park” for the seventh time at the Golden Ticket Awards ceremony in 2013. The Golden Ticket Awards, presented by trade newspaper Amusement Today, is an annual event that has been described as the amusement industry’s equivalent of the Oscar’s. Amusement park owners and managers, ride manufacturers and other industry officials gather at the event. Winners were selected by amusement park enthusiasts from around the world. The Boardwalk earned 36 percent of the votes, topping second place Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, England, by 16 percent. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is located on 400 Beach St. in Santa Cruz. For information, visit or call 423-5590.

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Ride the wind Chardonnay offers 70-feet of sailing fun By TARMO HANNULA For Monterey Bay Travel Adventures

That’s arrgh to you matie! Nathan Franzino, 6, of Milpitas gets a sample of steering the 70-foot Chardonnay with the help of John Ribera. Photo by Tarmo Hannula

Passengers aboard the Chardonnay II get a taste of the ship’s speed as the crew tighten up the main sheet and jib. Photo by Tarmo Hannula


The main sheet is up and the jib is tight. The shoreline recedes behind you and here comes the sushi. Top that off with a face full of fresh Pacific wind, a sip of regional wine or a glass of quality beer. Now settle back and hang on — your two-hour cruise aboard the Chardonnay II, a 70-foot luxury sailing yacht, has just begun. This is a typical start for the popular Chardonnay charters that operates out of the Santa Cruz Harbor year-round. The sleek, designed-for-speed cutter, with a 65-foot mast and nine feet of draft, seats 49 people with plenty of space to stretch out. Each twohour adventure commonly offers a mix of energized sailing and relaxing inner bay stretches, which are ideal for reloading your plate or a beverage refill. Chardonnay II charters are tailored to a particular theme, revolving around good eats and specialty wines, beers, sake and the splendors of Mother Nature. “The combination of elegance and speed give Chardonnay II a unique quality that will make your cruise an unforgettable experience,” a Chardonnay organizer said. “So whether you’re joining one of our themed sails or chartering the boat for your own special event, your time aboard Chardonnay II will be a memorable occasion.” The themed public sails include Tuesday and Thursday night special charters, wildlife and whale watching, a pizza charter, Champagne brunch charter, the Taste of Santa Cruz, the Brewmaster, Wednesday night races, the Hawaiian Grill, Sushi Sunday, and others. Chardonnay II is also available for private charters to accommodate social events, work parties, special events and burials at sea. For those looking for more of a hands-on sail, you can charter the yacht for a comprehensive “team-building” experience where you will actually learn how to sail the boat.

“I still feel the Chardonnay charter is one of the best deals in Santa Cruz,” said Chardonnay vessel manager Kat Burrows who has been with the Chardonnay for the past 14 years. “When you consider the food, the drinks, unique views and just fun sailing, it’s quite the package. The overall sail really gives people a chance to take in a totally different experience that is fun and relaxing.” Chardonnay II boasts a variety of amenities including a CD player, cassette tape player, and iPod hookups. The 135-square-foot galley contains a built-in bar and keg system, generous storage space, a food prep area with more than 20 feet of counter space, pressurized running water, two large refrigerators, two restrooms, and a microwave oven. The galley also houses a spacious dining area, which will comfortably seat up to 16 adults. Rachel Chiapetta took a Sunday charter recently with two friends. “This was a 10 out of 10 for me,” she said. “It was a perfect day on the bay. The crew was fantastic, the food was great and the music just totally made it a wonderful experience. I would recommend this to anyone. We got good views of the boardwalk and wharf. The crew really takes care of you. It’s a fantastic deal.” Commissioned July 12, 1991, in Santa Cruz, Chardonnay II was designed and built by Bill Lee Yachts Inc. of Soquel. Bill Lee, designer and builder, said the style of the sailboat is a cutter-rigged sailboat, built with the same hull shape as the famed Santa Cruz 70 sailboat that Lee said is enormously popular in sail racing communities. The ship can motor at 13 knots and motor-sail at 16.8 knots. Lee said the cutter design means it has one mast with one main sail and two jibs. Asked to sum up the Chardonnay II, Lee simply said, “Fast is fun.” For information about the Chardonnay II charters, visit www. or call 423-1213.


Rio Sands Hotel Stay with us at the Rio Sands Hotel! We’re just a short stroll from Rio Del Mar Beach where you can walk on the sand for miles in either direction. Watch the birds and sea life from the wharf leading out to the cement ship, the Palo Alto. Experience beautiful sunsets away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Enjoy the perfect central location and the variety of adventures. For your convenience, all rooms have microwaves, refrigerators and coffee pots. For those that love to cook, we offer fully equipped kitchenettes. You are sure to get a good night’s rest on our Tempurpedic and Sweda foam mattresses. Enjoy swimming in our 80 degree pool or just sit and relax in our poolside Jacuzzi. Our breakfast includes fresh Belgian waffles, assorted bagels, breads, pastries, hard-boiled eggs, fruit, cereal, jams coffee, tea, orange juice and more. Call to reserve your room!

116 Aptos Beach Drive • Aptos, CA 95003 831.688.3207 * 800.826.2077

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apitola evolved out of a settlement known as Soquel Landing named for a wharf at the end of Soquel Creek dating back to the 1850s. Sitting on the northeast shore of Monterey Bay, Capitola is known for its steep cliffs and beautiful beaches. Capitola Village is a popular tourist destination for its excellent restaurants and one-of-akind shops and galleries. Soquel sits next to Capitola on the north side of the Cabrillo Highway. It shares many of the great qualities of Capitola and if you are into antiquing Soquel Village is a must-shop destination. For more information on restaurants in the area, see page 24.

Wine Tasting in the Santa Cruz Mountains In Soquel, taste the fabulous Santa Cruz Mountains wines. A mini-tasting adventure awaits you up Main Street with three amazing wineries, Bargetto, Soquel, and Hunter Hill. Finish off the wine tasting with a delicious lunch on the patio at Michael’s on Main, and stop in at a few antique shops.

New Brighton Beach & Camp Facilities

If you are looking for a superior campsite New Brighton Beach has more than enough shower/restroom buildings to serve all its campers. It boasts gorgeous scenery, fishing, hiking, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding.



Capitola Village

Capitola/Soquel Parks & Beaches Day Use Parks Jade Street Park/Capitola Community Center 4400 Jade St, Capitola 831-475-5935

Monterey Park

700 Monterey Avenue, Capitola

Anna Jean Cummings Park 461 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel

Stroll along the streets of the quaint Capitola Village. Grab your morning coffee from Mr. Toot’s and watch the waves crash from a bench overlooking the ocean. An amazing place for shopping, Capitola Village has numerous small shops and boutiques. When lunchtime comes around, visit Zelda’s and enjoy your meal on the patio which has an amazing view of the beach. When you are ready to wind down your day, stop into Shadowbrook for a tour of the beautiful grounds and stay for a delicious dinner and night cap.

Noble Gulch Park

Esplanade Park

100 Monterey Ave, Capitola,

Soquel Creek Park Wharf Road, Capitola

The Farm Park & Community Center

Cunnison Lane & Soquel Drive, Soquel

Bay Ave, Capitola

Wineries Armida Winery

Pelican Ranch Winery

Bargetto Winery

Soquel Vineyards

103 Stockton Ave, Capitola (831) 462-1065 3535 N Main Street, Soquel (831) 475-2258

102 Kennedy Dr, Capitola (831) 426.6911

8063 Glen Haven Road, Soquel (831) 462-9045

Hunter Hill Vineyard & Winery


7099 Glen haven Road, Soquel (831) 465-9294

Beaches New Brighton State Beach 1500 Park Ave, Capitola (831) 464-6330

Capitola City Beach

San Jose Ave & Esplanade, Capitola

Summer Events Wharf to Wharf Race July 27th, 2014 8:30 am

Fishing on the Capitola Wharf is always a fun way to spend the morning. You can fish straight off the pier or rent a boat and head out to one of the nearby reefs. Fishing off the pier an angler can choose to fish the surf area for the larger barred and calico surfperch, or fish deeper water for white croaker, several smaller species of perch, jacksmelt, flounder, sole, sand dabs and halibut. The pier was rebuilt in the 80’s and offers great seafood dining.

Each year thousands of runners from all around the globe return to Santa Cruz, California for the annual six-mile race to Capitolaby-the-Sea.

Capitola Begonia Festival Labor Day Weekend August 29th - September 1st, 2014

Capitola Art & Wine Festival September 13 & 14, 2014 The festival combines Art, Wine, Music and Food, all in charming Capitola Village. Over 150 fine artists and 22 Santa Cruz Mountains wineries will participate in this year’s Festival.

The Capitola Begonia Festival began in 1951. The festival features dozens of floats, solely decorated with begonia blooms and other fauna.



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he Ohlone people originally named Aptos which means “the meeting of two creeks.” Probably the most mispronounced area in Santa Cruz County, the residents say it “app-toss.” Aptos is especially unique with the Forest of Nisene Marks and Seacliff State Beach within walking distance of each other. Nisene Marks has some of the best hiking and mountain biking in the world. Seacliff State Beach hosts the concrete ship SS Palo Alto lying in the water. If you are camping in an RV, Seacliff Beach is one of the best places to spend the weekend.

Shopping Enjoy the small treasures of our antique stores and boutiques. Village Fair Antiques (open Thurs-Sun) is a great place to find hidden treasures, and old heirlooms at great values. If boutiques are more to your taste, try Outside-In for amazing home décor, pick up a darling frame at Mulberry Gallery, and don’t forget a new pair of shoes from Bunny’s!

Seacliff State Beach

Enjoy an afternoon stroll along the esplanade or a walk on Seacliff State Beach. Grab a picnic from The Palm Deli on your way to the beach or stop in for casual lunch at Pixie’s. Make sure to bring your camera to remember the views of a historical wonder, the SS Palo Alto cement ship. The visitor center at Seacliff State Beach is a great place to learn about the area’s natural wonders.



The Forest of Nisene Marks

Aptos Parks & Beaches Day Use Parks Forest of Nisene Marks State Park Aptos Creek Rd, Aptos (831) 763-7063

Aptos Dog Park

2255 Huntington Ave, Aptos

Seascape Park

Aptos Village Park

100 Aptos Creek Rd, Aptos (831) 454-7900

Aptos Jump Park

501 Cathedral Dr, Aptos

1 Seascape Resort Dr, Aptos

Beaches Seacliff State Beach

La Selva Beach

Rio Del Mar Beach

Hidden Beach

State Park Dr, Aptos (831) 685-6442

Drive or hike through the young redwood Forest of Nisene Marks. This prior sawmill is also home to the 1989 earthquake epicenter, and has many great hiking trails and picnic areas.

Rio Del Mar, Aptos (831) 685-6500

Aptos, CA 95001

Rio Del Mar, Aptos



Community Information DIAL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES Local area code is 831 Animal Shelter.................................................454-7303 Animal Rescue................................................633-6298 Aptos Little League........................................427-8116 Aptos Youth Soccer.......................................688-8501 Child Care........................................................476-8585 Consumer Affairs........................................... 454-2050 Graffiti Hotline................................................. 427-0462 Aptos Library.................................................. 427-7702 Aptos Post Office..................................(800) 275-8777 Senior Network Services...............................462-1433 Santa Cruz Metro Transit...............................425-8600 Metro Para Cruz............................................. 425-4664 Yellow Cab Company.....................................423-1234 Road Information.................................. (800) 427-7623 Weather............................................................656-1724 Emergency and safety services are listed on page 5

BFF Boutique Fashion, Fa ashion n, A B Better etter To Tomorrow omorrow For A Brighter Today

1520 Mission St., Santa Cruz 95060 831.425.5300 7941 Soquel Dr., Aptos 95003 831.662.2811

Open seven days a week.

8041 Soquel Drive, Aptos

(In The Historic Bayview Hotel)

(831) 688-8660 *Predominately cotton products

Japanese Grill and Sustainable Sushi Bar 8017 Soquel Drive Aptos, California 95003 831.661.0449

PAMF Urgent Care Centers located throughout Santa Cruz County:

Santa Cruz Main Clinic 2025 Soquel Avenue (831) 458-5537

Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) Urgent Care Center teams provide high-quality, compassionate and timely medical care for conditions that are not emergencies, but require treatment within 24 hours. No appointment is necessary. For more information and wait times online, visit

Santa Cruz Westside 1203 Mission Street (831) 458-6310 Scotts Valley 4663 Scotts Valley Drive (831) 458-6335 Watsonville 550 S. Green Valley Road (831) 458-5860

Monterey / Carmel I

n close proximity to Santa Cruz County is Monterey County. Here you will find the picturesque cities of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Pacific Grove, Monterey and the worldrenowned Pebble Beach. Whether you’re a golfer, shopper, or avid beachgoer, Monterey County has something for you! Visit the historic Steinbeck Center, Fisherman’s Wharf or Cannery Row. Stop by the Monterey Bay Aquarium for a peek at the sea life that lives in the bay. Take a drive through Pebble Beach on the beautiful 17-Mile Drive. Take a bike ride along the beach and enjoy the lovely coastal views.


17-Mile Drive

The Monterey Peninsula’s breathtaking landscape, coastal bluffs, sandy beaches, nature trails and a forest of pine and cypress trees is an ideal setting for some of the most challenging golf courses in the world. Enjoy the ocean air as a deer strolls across the fairway, with 15 spectacular courses within driving distance.

Drive the beautiful 17-Mile Drive through Monterey and Pacific Grove. Stop by the worldfamous Pebble Beach Golf Course where all the pro-golfers play. Head over to Carmel-ByThe-Sea afterward for lunch in this dog-friendly town. Peruse the stores on your way down to the ocean.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Tour the marine wonders of Monterey Bay at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on Cannery Row. Seahorses, jellyfish, penguins and more are residents of this world famous aquarium. You can even pet sting rays and star fish in the touch pools. If you are lucky, you may be there at the right time to see a great white shark!



Cannery Row

Monterey Parks & Beaches Day Use Parks Toro Park

Manzanita Park

501 Monterey-Salinas Highway 68, Salinas, CA 93908 (831) 484-1108

17100 Castroville Blvd Prunedale, CA 93907 For information call: (831) 663-0859.

Royal Oaks Park

537 Maher Road, Watsonville, CA 95076 • (831) 663-2699

Tour Cannery Row on the Monterey waterfront and see historic sardine canning factories. Cannery Row is one of the Central Coast’s most popular tourist destinations, with plenty of hotels, shopping, restaurants, attractions, nightlife and — don’t forget — the sea otters! There are numerous attractions to fascinate the kids. Check out the Monterey Mirror Maze & Laser Vault Challenge or catch a movie at the IMAX Theater.

Garrapata State Park

Highway 1,South of Rio Road in Carmel, CA (831) 624-4909

Jacks Peak County Park

25020 Jacks Peak Park Road, Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 663-2699

Campground Parks Laguna Seca Recreation Area

1025 Monterey-Salinas Highway 68, Salinas, CA 93908

Lake San Antonio

Lake Nacimiento (800) 323-3839 or (805) 238-3256

San Lorenzo Park

1160 Broadway King City, CA 93930 For Reservations: Individual Campsites: 1-888-588-CAMP or (831) 755-4899 Group Reservations: (831) 755-4895

Beaches McAbee Beach

Located at the foot of Hoffman Avenue on the ocean side of Cannery Row.

San Carlos Beach

Located at the end of Cannery Row, next to Coast Guard Pier.

Del Monte Beach

Located west of Del Monte Avenue; follow Casa Verde Way up the hill.

Monterey State Beach & Monterey Bay Waterfront Park Located along Del Monte Avenue.

Marina State Beach

Reservation Road exit off Hwy 1.

Asilomar State Beach Located in Pacific Grove.

Carmel Beach

Located at the bottom of Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Carmel River State Beach From Highway 1, head west on Rio Road. Take a left on Carmelo Street.

Lovers Point Beach

Located on Ocean View Blvd. in Pacific Grove.

Golf Courses Bayonet Golf Course

Pebble Beach Golf Links

Laguna Seca Golf Course

Rancho Cañada Golf Course

Seaside 831-899-7271

Monterey 831-373-3701

Pacific Grove Golf Course Pacific Grove 831-648-3177

Pebble Beach 888-464-1002 Carmel 831-624-0111

Spyglass Hill GC

Pebble Beach 888-464-1002



Moss Landing W

hile traveling south on the Cabrillo Highway from Santa Cruz to Monterey you will find the small harbor town of Moss Landing. On a clear day you can easily spot Moss Landing from anywhere on the Monterey Bay by its immense smoke stacks rising up from the local power plant. But don’t let the industrial appearance fool you Moss Landing is rich with wildlife and natural wonders. Originally named Moss, to honor Charles Moss who built the wharf as a whaling port, the name was changed in1917. Today the Moss Landing Harbor berths over 600 boats: including fishing boats, pleasure craft, research vessels, and tour and charter boats.

Kayaking & Paddleboarding


Moss Landing

Parks & Beaches Day Use Parks Moss Landing State Wildlife Area Moss Landing, CA (831) 649-2870

Sea Otters

Jetty Road Moss Landing, CA 95039

Moss Landing Commercial Park

7697 California 1 Moss Landing, CA 95039 (831) 633-6262

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve 1700 Elkhorn Rd Elkhorn, CA 95076 (831) 728-2822

Photo Courtesy: Kayak Connection

Explore Wildlife Blue Ocean Whale Watch

If you are looking for a paddling adventure the Elkhorn Slough is a perfect destination. It features tranquil calm waters and is a little less crowded than some of the other spots on the bay. There is a good chance you’ll see a lot of special sea life including Sea Lions, Sea Otters, and too many different species of birds to name here. Get everything you need from lessons to rentals from the Kayak Connection at 2370 Highway 1.

Come out to the bay and book a charter for a fabulous day on the water with your friends and family! Several deepsea charters supply visitors with all the essential equipment for a great day of fishing. Moss Landing offers stunning views and great stocks of salmon, bass, crab, halibut, rock cod, albacore, sand dab, blue mackerel, coppers, vermilions, and lingcod. Fishing licenses are required so call ahead to make sure you’re ready to go with a valid permit.

Whale Watching Always popular are the whale watching tours and because Moss Landing is at the heart of the bay it’s a prime location to start looking for whales. The Monterey Submarine Canyon begins right offshore which means it’s only minutes before you’re over deep, cold, nutrient-rich water that attracts all kinds of wildlife. There are plenty of tours departing yearround and there are whales for all seasons. In the spring we have Humpback Whales, with a few Gray Whales in the beginning of the season. In summer look for Humpback Whales, Blue Whales, and Fin Whales. Fall has Humpback Whales and Blue Whales while during the Winter months watch for Migrating Gray Whales.


Moss Landing Harbor 7881 Sandholdt Rd (831) 600-5103

Elkhorn Slough

8022 Moss Landing Rd Moss Landing, CA 95039 (831) 728-2822

Monterey Bay Kayaks Moss Landing, CA 95039 (800) 649-5357

Moss Landing KOA

7905 Sandholdt Rd Moss Landing, CA 95039 (831) 633-6800

Sanctuary Cruises

7881 Sandholdt Rd Moss Landing, CA 95039 (831) 917-1042

Beaches Moss Landing State Beach

Jetty Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039 (831) 649-2836

Salinas River State Beach Moss Landing, CA 95039 (831) 649-2836

Zmudowski State Beach 200 Giberson Rd Moss Landing, CA 95039 (831) 649-2836


Big Sur B

ig Sur can easily compete for one of the most beautiful places on earth and can only be experienced in person. No visit to the California Central Coast is complete without at least a hike and meal at this epic recreational haven. Big Sur’s Cone Peak is the highest coastal mountain in the contiguous 48 states, ascending nearly a mile (5,155 feet/1571 m) above sea level, only three miles from the ocean. This unique terrain, natural beauty, and isolated area attracted such famous writers and Hollywood superstars as Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Henry Miller, Edward Weston, and Hunter S. Thompson. Orson Welles and his wife Rita Hayworth owned a cabin here, which is now the location of a popular restaurant, Nepenthe.



Big Sur Parks & Beaches

Day Use Parks Andrew Molera State Park Big Sur, CA 93920 (831) 667-2315

Point Sur State Historic Park Big Sur, CA 93920 (831) 625-4419

Mill Creek Redwood Preserve Palo Colorado Road CA 93923 (831) 372-3196

Campground Parks Big Sur Campground & Cabins 47000 California 1 Big Sur, CA 93920 (831) 667-2322

Launtz Creek Campground Big Sur, CA 93920

Ventana Campground

If you love to hike this is the place! Featuring many different terrains from beaches to mountains there is an adventure for all ages. Wade through mellow streams while hiking in lush tree lined valleys. Climb to the top of high ridges for breathtaking 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean on one side and three million acres of mountainous wilderness on the other. Be sure to bring your camera because you will want to remember these sights for the rest of your life.

Big Sur can accommodate any kind of camper. Whether you like to rough-it or prefer a luxury RV there is a camp site to meet your needs. Streamside camping is available in the Big Sur Valley and ocean view, bluff camping is available in the southern end of Big Sur. There is tent and RV camping on both sides of the Big Sur River which features seasonal catch & release fishing, swimming and inner tubing. Many sites offer tent cabins as well as luxury “cabin style” rentals.

Sightseeing Explore the natural wonders of Big Sur with a cruise down Highway 1. Your first stop is the Bixby Bridge which introduced automobile travel to this remote coastal area. Next stop the historic Point Sur Lighthouse, which sits atop a volcanic rock. Head over to Pfeiffer Beach with its purple sand and waterfall plunging into the Pacific. When you’re ready for a snack stop by the River Inn and enjoy a beverage while sitting in the cool relaxing stream.

48123 State Highway 1 Big Sur, CA 93920 (831) 667-2331

Riverside Campground & Cabins 47020 California 1 Big Sur, CA 93920 (831) 667-2414

Ponderosa Campground Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd, Big Sur, CA (800) 634-6108

Little Sur Campground Carmel, CA 93923

Beaches Pfeiffer State Beach

End of Sycamore Canyon Rd Big Sur, CA 93920 (805) 434-1996

Jade Cove California 1 CA 93920

McWay Waterfall Trail 65100 Cabrillo Hwy Big Sur, CA 93920

Partington Cove Big Sur, CA 93920



Dining on the Monterey Bay


n abundance of the freshest ingredients grace the tables of our restaurants and cafés. We celebrate gourmet homemade sausage, hand-cut pastas and plenty of organic produce. As you’ll find, there is always variety. Everything from fine dining to casual fare plus a great selection of ethnic foods is readily available. While you’re here, be sure to taste some of the locally caught seafood, try some Santa Cruz Mountains wine, or visit one of the many farms in the area. If a meal on the beach suits your mood, there are plenty of delis with ready-made-foods available to fill your picnic basket.

Dining Experiences Shadowbrook Capitola

Long considered a “must do” when visiting the Santa Cruz County area, the Shadowbrook Restaurant, established in 1947, is an enchanting place overlooking Soquel Creek. Walk through fern-lined pathways or a ride in the hillside cable car down to the restaurant, where a variety of dining areas, each with its own special charm, await you. For something more informal, the restaurant’s Rock Room Lounge serves light entrees, pizzas from its wood-burning brick oven and desserts. Or just get a glass of wine at the beautiful and comfortable bar. The main dining area’s extensive menu offers an eclectic choice of seafood, steaks, pastas and desserts, presented with elegant style in a cozy chalet setting. Shadowbrook has won many awards, including “Most Romantic Restaurant,” “Best Service,” and the Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence.” With a focus on great food and service, and at affordable prices, this beautiful place continuously upholds its outstanding reputation. Shadowbrook Restaurant Capitola and Wharf Roads, Capitola-by-the-Sea, CA 95010 (831) 475-1511 or Toll Free (800) 975-1511 Open for dinner year-round, including holidays; MondayFriday 5:00 – 8:45 p.m., Saturday 4:00-9:45 p.m., Sunday 4:00-8:45 p.m., Sunday Brunch 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Palapas Restaurant y Cantina


Palapas blends the flavors of Coastal Mexico and the freshness of the sea with a spectacular view of the Monterey Bay from an expansive outdoor deck. The full bar proudly serves its trademark Mango and Fatboy margaritas and counts more than 50 different tequilas and the best local wines. The menu is Mexican Tropical with an emphasis on fresh local sustainable seafood and produce complimented by the sauces of coastal Mexico. Menu favorites include Tierra y Mar (Skirt Steak and Chipotle Prawns), Fresh Swordfish, Chicken Mole Enchiladas, and Fabulous Fresh Chiles Rellenos. The ambiance is casually stylish and family friendly with every table offering the bonus of a world class view. Palapas • 21 Seascape Village in Aptos For reservations: 831-662-9000 Open daily for lunch and dinner at 11:30 a.m.


Restaurant Directory Aptos Ambrosia India Bistro 207 Sea Ridge Rd. (831) 685-0610 Aptos St. BBQ 8059 Aptos St. (831) 662-1721 Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot 7960 Soquel Dr. (831) 685-2600 Bangkok West Thai Cuisine 2505 Cabrillo College Dr. (831) 479-8297 Bittersweet Bistro 787 Rio Del Mar Blvd. (831) 662-9799 Burger 7941 Soquel Dr. (831) 662-2811 Café Bittersweet 787 Rio Del Mar Blvd. (831) 662-9899

Deluxe Foods of Aptos 783 Rio Del Mar Blvd. (831) 688-7442 Erik’s DeliCafe 102 Rancho Del Mar (831) 688-5656 Heather’s Patisserie 7486 Soquel Dr. (831) 622-3546 Hong Kong Garden Restaurant 14 Seascape Village (831) 688-3869 Lucky Dragon 9071 Soquel Dr. (831) 688-5886 Lucy’s Hot Dogs Soquel Dr. (503) 382-9985 Mangiamo’s Pizza and Wine Bar 783 Rio Del Mar (831) 688-1477

Café Rio 131 Esplanade (831) 688-8917

Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant 261 Center Ave. (831) 688-4848

Café Sparrow 8042 Soquel Dr. (831) 688-6238

Marianne’s Ice Cream 218 State Park Dr.

Carried Away 7564 Soquel Dr. (831) 685-3926

Pacific Coffee Roasting Co. 7554 Soquel Dr. (831) 685-2520


Directory Palapas Restaurant & Cantina 21 Seascape Village (831) 662-9000 Panda Inn 783 Rio Del Mar Blvd. (831) 688-8620 Pixie’s at the Beach 111 Venetian Rd. (831) 688-1115 Pizza 1 253 Center Ave. (831) 684-1110 Red Apple Cafe 783 Rio Del Mar Blvd., Ste. 15 (831) 685-1224 Rio Del Mar Mexican 9067 Soquel Dr. (831) 662-8795 Sanderlings Restaurant at Seascape Beach Resort 1 Seascape Resort Dr. (831) 662-7120 SeaBreeze Tavern 101 Esplanade (831) 688-3420 Seascape Foods 16 Seascape Village (831) 685-3134 Severino’s Bar & Grill at Best Western Seacliff Inn 7500 Old Dominion Ct. (831) 688-8987 Showtime Pizzeria 98 Rancho Del Mar (831) 440-3910 Sid’s Smokehouse 10110 Soquel Dr. (831) 662-2227


Sno-White Drive In 223 State Park Dr. (831) 688-4747 Sushi On the Run 7957 Soquel Dr. (831) 688-3690 Taqueria Los Gordos 7488 Soquel Dr. (831) 688-0911 Taqueria Sofia 140 Rancho Del Mar (831) 688-1417 The Farm Bakery & Cafe 6790 Soquel Dr. (831) 684-0266 The Hole in the Wall Cafe 257 Center Ave. (831) 685-0200 The Palm Deli 3000 Valencia Ave. (831) 688-3354 Uncle Kwok’s Szechwan Restaurant 7960 Soquel Dr. (831) 685-2123 Village Host Pizza & Grill 4 Seascape Village (831) 685-8646 Zameen Mediterranean Cuisine 7528 Soquel Dr. (831) 688-4465

Santa Cruz 515 Kitchen and Cocktails 515 Cedar St. (831) 425-5051 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall 110 Walnut Ave. (831) 459-9999

Dining Experiences Cafe Cruz Soquel

For a fun and festive occasion, Café Cruz is the place to be. Locals flock to this very popular restaurant which offers a variety of local, healthy, often organic menu items including spit-roasted Fulton Valley air chilled chickens, Harris Ranch natural meats, freshly caught sustainable fish, specialty entrée salads and fresh pastas. Features of Café Cruz include a French Rotisol rotisserie, open copper-backed kitchen, full bar, heated outdoor dining as well as a lush covered “garden room” with waterfall fountain. The friendly staff at Café Cruz, make it their mission to ensure that patrons leave happy and satisfied. Café Cruz combines the elegance of white tablecloth dining, with a casual and fun atmosphere: pop in to the bar to catch the latest sports; chat with the chefs while dining at the cook’s counter; or have a romantic dinner for two in front of the fireplace. Chef/owner Steve Wilson incorporates a variety of delicious, locally made products into the menu: Laura Chenel’s Goat Cheese from Sonoma County, Point Reyes Bleu Cheese from Marin County, bread baked daily by Gayle’s Bakery in Capitola, fresh eggs from Glaum Ranch in Aptos, Polar Bear Ice Cream (made in Santa Cruz), and organic coffees blended by the Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company. Café Cruz • 2621 41st Avenue, Soquel, CA 95073 (831) 476-3801 • Open for Lunch: Monday – Saturday 11:30 –2:30, Afternoon Menu and Drinks: Mon-Saturday 3:00-5:30, Dinner: Monday – Saturday from 5:30, Sunday from 5:00 pm

Cafe Rio Aptos

Cafe Rio is a dining destination. Located on the beach in Rio Del Mar the Cafe Rio is known for it great food and service. Just step away from the beach you can enjoy the amazing sunsets, food and ambiance. Cafe Rio is dog friendly and a great place to sit outside basking in the sun and enjoying our extensive bar menu and amazing exotic cocktails. Cafe Rio is a dining destination with amazing sunset views of the Monterey Bay, Specializing in fresh sustainable seafood from around the world, legendary Sand Dabs, delicious Swordfish, Salmon, Calamari and Shellfish. Cafe Rio provides something for every taste, from fresh Pasta and Steaks and daily Desserts such as Key lime pie, Queenie’s Cookies & Ice Cream, and Flour less Chocolate Torte. Enjoy a fine variety of California, New Zealand, South African and Argentinean wines. Cafe Rio • 131 Esplande Aptos, CA 95003 (831) 688-8917 Patio/Lounge: Mon - Fri 3pm - close, Sat/Sun - Noon - close * Happy hour is Mon - Friday 3-6pm Open every night for dinner 5pm - close



Dining Experiences The Crow’s Nest Santa Cruz One of Santa Cruz’s beloved hot spots where you pair great food with amazing views! The Crow’s Nest features stunning beachfront views of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and colorful sailboats making their way to and from the adjoining harbor. Expansive shoreline decks offer a friendly, casual atmosphere. All this and more make this restaurant a favorite indulgence for locals and visitors alike. The Crow’s Nest’s award-winning menu features a delicious variety of fresh seafood from neighboring Monterey Bay and beyond, and the extensive wine list represents California’s best wineries. The upstairs lounge offers appetizers and casual meals throughout the day, and live music and dancing to rock, soul, blues, reggae and more. Sunday is Comedy Night, featuring nationally-known headliners. Rich woods and luminous works of glass art throughout both levels of the restaurant evoke classic California, and a unique collection of vintage surfboards and surf photography complete the unforgettable ambiance of Crow’s Nest. Crow’s Nest Restaurant 2218 E. Cliff Dr. Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (831) 476-4560 • Open for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m., Sunday lunch/brunch 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Café Sparrow


When entering Café Sparrow, guests know that they are going to be treated to a special meal that features the style, flavors and aromas of France. The restaurant’s intimate setting, open kitchen and hospitable staff, set the stage for the enjoyment of a menu that reflects the character of a French country cuisine that includes dishes created with the quality food products, fresh from the fields and shores of Monterey Bay. Bob and Julie Montague are celebrating 25 years this June as the owners of Café Sparrow during which time they have developed a strong following from residents, business people and visitors. The restaurant, located in the charming and historic turn of the century Aptos Post office building in Aptos Village, is open 7 days a week for Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch. The menus are available on line at Café Sparrow 8042 Soquel Dr. • Aptos, CA 95003 (831) 688-6238 • Dinner nightly 5:30 p.m. • Lunch Mon. - Fri. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Sunday Brunch 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.




Aldo’s Restaurant 616 Atlantic Ave. (831) 426-3736

Laili Restaurant 101 Cooper St. (831) 423-4545

Aquarius—Dream Inn 175 W Cliff Dr. (831) 460-5012

Linwood’s Bar & Grill One Chaminade Lane (831) 475-5600

Cafe Brasil 1410 Mission St. (831) 429-1855

O’mei Restaurant 2316 Mission St. (831) 425-8458

Café Mare 740 Front St. (831) 458-1212

Oswald 121 Soquel Ave. (831) 423-7427

Crow’s Nest 2218 E. Cliff Dr. (831) 476-4560

Sabieng Thai Cuisine California 1 (831) 425-1020

Gabriella Café 910 Cedar St. (831) 457-1677

Saturn Café 145 Laurel St. (831) 429-8505

Hindquarter Bar & Grille 303 Soquel Ave. (831) 426-7770

Seabright Brewery 519 Seabright Ave. #107 (831) 426-2739

I Love Sushi 516 Front St. (831) 421-0706

Stagnaro Bros Seafood Municipal Wharf (831) 423-2180

Ideal Bar & Grill 106 Beach St. (831) 423-5271 India Joze 418 Front St. (831) 325-3633 Johnny’s Harborside 493 Lake Ave. (831) 479-3430 Kianti’s Pizza & Pasta Bar 1100 Pacific Ave. (831) 469-4400 La Posta Restaurant 538 Seabright Ave. (831) 457-2782

The Kind Grind 2222 E. Cliff Dr. (831) 476-9136 Whale City Bakery 490 California 1 (831) 423-9803 Zachary’s Restaurant 819 Pacific Ave. (831) 427-0646

Capitola Britannia Arms 110 Monterey Ave. (831) 464-2583 Café Violette 104 Stockton Ave. (831) 479-8888



Caruso’s Tuscan Cuisine 115 San Jose Ave. (831) 465-9040 Dharma’s Restaurant 4250 Capitola Rd. (831) 462-1717 Gayle’s Bakery & Rosticerria 504 Bay Ave. (831) 462-1200 Margaritaville 231 Esplanade (831) 476-2263 Miyako Japanese Restaurant 1820 41st Ave. # G (831) 462-5288 Paradise Beach Grille 215 Esplanade (831) 476-4900

Shadowbrook Restaurant 1750 Wharf Rd. (831) 475-1511

(Cont.) Soquel

Discretion Brewing 2703 41st Ave. Ste. A (831) 316-0662 Golden Buddha 4610 Soquel Dr. (831) 479-0788 Main Street Garden 3101 N. Main St. (831) 477-9265 Michael’s on Main 2591 S Main St. (831) 479-9777 Tortilla Flats Restaurant 4616 Soquel Dr. (831) 476-1754

Watsonville Café Ella 734 East Lake Ave. (831) 722-0480

Stockton Bridge Grille 231 Esplanade (831) 464-1933

Cilantro’s and Jose’s Lounge 1934 Main St. (831) 761-2161

Sushi Garden 820 Bay Ave. #148 (831) 464-9192

Cowboy’s Corner Cafe 946 Main St. (831) 761-8996

Sweet Peas Café 2121 41st Ave. (831) 476-2737

Imura Japanese Restaurant 1994 Main St. (831) 761-8799

Thai Basil 210 Monterey Ave. (831) 479-8985 The Fog Bank Bar & Grille 211 Esplanade (831) 462-1881 Wharf House Restaurant 1400 Wharf Rd. # B (831) 476-3534 Zelda’s 203 Esplanade (831) 475-4900

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Tuesday-Sunday 10am - 5pm Monday closed (Open Mondays in July and August)

Monterey Bay Caterers 152 W. Lake Ave. (831) 722-9444 Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant 618 Main St. (831) 728-9080 Miyuki Japanese 452 East Lake Ave. (831) 728-1620

At the end of Delaware Avenue, past Natural Bridges State Beach, 10 minutes from the Boardwalk.

SEYMOUR CENTER part of Long Marine Lab UC Santa Cruz 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • 831.459.3800

Dining Experiences Manuel’s Aptos

Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant has been in business for more than 40 years. Its popularity is due to good food, the downhome ambiance and friendly service. Located near the entrance to Seacliff Beach State Park, it’s a convenient stop for locals and tourists alike. Named after the founder, Manuel Santana, the cozy restaurant has a casual atmosphere, moderate prices, and familyfriendly environment. Some fun Mexican artwork is on display at the bar, where a glass of local wine or a good “cerveza” awaits you. Manuel’s greets their customers in true Mexican style with a bowl of chips and salsa. The now-famous salsa is so popular that it can be bought in jars to take home. Even the labels have Manuel’s colorful touch, designed by the founder himself. Lunch specials are served Monday through Friday, and a daily regional special is featured after 5 p.m., such as Mole Poblano on Sunday. Manuel’s serves up a mean margarita and a good selection of beer, wine and spirits. Some of the staff has been at Manuel’s for more than 20 years. It’s like home for them, and you also will feel right at home at Manuel’s. Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant 261 Center St., Aptos, CA 95003 • (831) 688-3848 Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to midnight. Sunday until 11 p.m.



Set in the beautiful Seascape Resort, Sanderlings is an elegant, but casual, restaurant with a breathtaking panoramic ocean view. A state-of-theart aquatic reef tank is a focal point of the lovely dining room, where you will enjoy mouth-watering food from an award winning menu. Contemporary dishes, made with the freshest ingredients, feature seafood, steaks, pastas and scrumptious desserts. A heated patio is the ideal spot for outdoor dining or to enjoy a sunset cocktail, and the abundant wine cellar offers many choices, including many local selections. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served every day, and a splendidly displayed buffet brunch is served on Sundays. Children are sure to love their own little menu of fun dishes such as a Cowboy Quesadilla or Dinosaur Chicken Nuggets. A more casual dining option in the bar area offers everything from appetizers of crab cakes, a cheese plate or calamari to everything from the main dining room menu. And don’t miss a vodka-based Lemon Drop, or a Hot Buttered Rum-made with their own secret recipe. Sanderlings is not only warm and welcoming, it’s a restaurant where you can expect delicious food and courteous service. Sanderlings at Seascape Beach Resort, One Seascape Resort Dr. Aptos, CA 95003 (831) 662-7120 Open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner from 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday brunch 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Directory Cont. Red Apple Café 589 Auto Center Drive (831) 761-9551 Second St. Cafe 28 2nd St. (831) 724-7500 The Fish House 972 Main St. (831) 728-3333

Castroville Giant Artichoke Restaurant 11261 Merritt St. (831) 633-3501

Moss Landing Lemongrass Seafood Bar & Grill 413 Moss Landing Rd. (831) 633-0700 Lighthouse Harbor Grille Highway 1 (831) 633-3858 Moss Landing Café 421 Moss Landing Rd. (831) 633-3355 Phil’s Fish Market and Eatery 7600 Sandholt Rd. (831) 633 2152 The Whole Enchilada Highway 1 & Moss Landing Rd. (831) 633-3038

Monterey Abalonetti Seafood Trattoria 57 Fisherman’s Wharf (831) 373-1851 Alvarado Fish & Steak House 482 Alvarado St. (831) 717-4468

Ambrosia India Bistro 565 Abrego St. (831) 641-0610 American Burger 738 Lighthouse Ave. (831) 373-7573 Benihana 136 Olivier St. (831) 644-9007 Bistro Moulin 867 Wave St. (831) 333-1200 Café Abrego 565 Abrego St. (831) 375-3750 Café Fina 47 Fisherman’s Wharf (831) 372-5200 Characters Sports Bar & Grill 350 Calle Principal (831) 647-4023 Chart House 444 Cannery Row (831) 372-3362 Cibo Ristorante Italiano 301 Alvarado St. (831) 649-8151 Crab Louie’s Bistro 46 Old Fisherman’s Wharf 831.655.1173 Crown & Anchor 150 W Franklin St. (831) 649-6496 Crystal Fish 514 Lighthouse Ave. (831) 649-3474 Domenico’s 50 Fisherman’s Wharf (831) 372-3655


Directory Epsilon Fine Greek Restaurant 422 Tyler St. (831) 655-8108 Gianni’s Pizza 725 Lighthouse Ave. (831) 649-1500 Grill at Ryan Ranch 1 Harris Ct. (831) 647-0390 Hula’s Island Grill 622 Lighthouse Ave. (831) 655-4852 Jacks Restaurant & Lounge Two Portola Plaza (831) 649-2698 John Pisto’s Whaling Station 763 Wave St. (831) 373-3778 Jose’s Mexican Bar & Grill 638 Wave St. (831) 655-4419 Jugem Japanese Restaurant 409 Alvarado St. (831) 373-6463 Koko’s Café 419 Alvarado St. (831) 375-3777 Lallapalooza Restaurant 474 Alvarado St. (831) 645-9036 Lopez Restaurant & Cantina 635 Cass Street (831) 324-4260 Louie Linguini’s Seafood Shack 660 Cannery Row (831) 648-8500 Loulou’s Griddle In the Middle Municipal Wharf 2 (831) 372-0568


Monterey Cookhouse 2149 Fremont St. (831) 642-9900

At Sanderlings, the dining experience is as spectacular as the views...

Monterey Fish House 2114 Del Monte Ave. (831) 373-4647 Montrio Bistro 414 Calle Principal (831) 648-8880 Old Fisherman’s Grotto 39 Fisherman’s Wharf (831) 375-4604 Old Monterey Café 489 Alvarado St. (831) 646-1021

Both indoors and out.

Paradiso Trattoria 654 Cannery Row (831) 375-4155 Paris Bakery Café 271 Bonifacio Plaza (831) 646-1620 Peter B’s Brewpub Two Portola Plaza (831) 649-4511 Restaurant 1833 500 Hartnell St. (831) 643-1833 Rosine’s Restaurant 434 Alvarado St. (831) 375-1400 Sardine Factory 701 Wave St. (831) 373-3775 Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar 400 Cannery Row (831) 646-1706 Sea Harvest 598 Foam Street (831) 646-0547 Tarpy’s Roadhouse 2999 Monterey-Salinas Hwy (831) 647-1444


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The Wild Plum 731 Munras Ave. # B (831) 646-3109

Café Stravaganza 241 Crossroads Blvd. (831) 625-3733

Trailside Café 550 Wave St. (831) 649-8600

California Market 120 Highlands Dr. (831) 622-5450

TusCA Ristorante 1 Old Golf Course Road (831) 657-6675

Cantinetta Luca Dolores St. between Ocean and 7th (831) 625-6500

Carmel 5 Ave. Deli & Catering 3300 5th Ave. (831) 625-2688

Carmel Belle Doud Craft Studios San Carlos St. (831) 624-1600

A W Shucks Ocean Ave. (831) 624-6605

Casanova Restaurant 5th Ave. (831) 625-0501

Andre’s Bouchee Restaurant & Wine Bar Mission St. (831) 626-7880

Christopher’s on Lincoln Lincoln St. (831) 626-8000


A visit to Seascape Beach Resort is like having your own private beach home with all the amenities of a AAA four-diamond resort. When you arrive, you’ll discover a luxury resort with a relaxed, casual atmosphere where the sea sets the pace. Our spacious suites and beach villas have secluded balconies overlooking Monterey Bay, and offer all the comforts of home.

Call reservations at (800) 929-7727 or visit

Anton & Michel Mission St. (831) 624-2406 Aubergine at L’Auberge Carmel 7th Ave. at Monte Verde St. (831) 624-8578 Baja Cantina & Grill 7166 Carmel Valley Rd. (831) 625-2252

All-Suite Accommodations • Award-Winning Restaurant Championship Golf • Sports Center • Spa Treatments 17 miles of Monterey Bay Beachfront


Club Jalapeño San Carlos St. (831) 626-1997 da Giovanni 5th & 6th at Lincoln Street (831) 626-5800 Dametra Café South East Corner Of Ocean & Lincoln (831) 622-7766

Basil San Carlos St. (831) 626-8226

Flaherty’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar 6th Ave. (831) 625-1500

Bistro 211 211 Crossroads Blvd. (831) 625-3030

Flying Fish Grill Mission St. (831) 625-1962

Bistro Giovanni San Carlos St. (831) 626-6003

Forge in the Forest Restaurant Junipero St. (831) 624-2233

Brophy’s Tavern San Carlos St. (831) 624-2476

Grasing’s 6th Ave & Mission St. (831) 624-6562



Grill on Ocean Avenue Ocean Ave. (831) 624-2569

Portabella Ocean Ave. (831) 624-4395

Hanagasa 8th Ave. & Mission Ave. (831) 625-4470

Rio Grill 101 Crossroads Blvd. (831) 625-5436

Jeffrey’s Grill & Catering 112 Mid Valley Center (831) 624-2029

Sushi Heaven 7044 Valley Greens Circle (831) 625-5617

Katy’s Place Mission St. (831) 624-0199 L’escargot Mission St. at 4th Ave. (831) 620-1942 La Balena Cucina Toscana Junipero St. (831) 250-6295 La Bicyclette 7th Ave. at Dolores St. (831) 622-9899 Le St. Tropez Dolores Street (831) 624-8977

The Restaurant at Ventana Inn 48123 Highway 1 (831) 667-2331

Lucia Lodge Restaurant 62400 Highway 1 (831) 667-2391

Treebones Resort Wild Coast Restaurant and Sushi Bar 71895 Highway 1 (805) 927-2390

Nepenthe 48510 Highway 1 (831) 667-2345

Vesuvio 6th Ave. (831) 625-1766 Yafa Carmel Junipero and 5th Ave, (831) 624-9232

Big Sur

Little Swiss Café 6th Ave. (831) 624-5007

Big Sur Lodge Restaurant 47225 Highway 1 (831) 667-3100

Merlot Bistro Ocean Ave. at Lincoln (831) 624-5659

Big Sur River Inn Restaurant 46840 Highway 1 (831) 667-2700

Patisserie Boissiere Mission St. (831) 624-5008

Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn Restaurant 48865 Highway 1 (831) 667-2377

Tommy’s Wok Mission between Ocean & 7th (831) 624-8518

Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant 47540 Highway 1 (831) 667-0620

Mundaka 7th Ave. at San Carlos St. (831) 624-7400

Sierra Mar Highway 1 (831) 667-2800

Terry’s Lounge Lincoln and 7th (831) 624-3871

Little Napoli Dolores St. (831) 626-6335

Mission Ranch Restaurant 26270 Dolores St. (831) 625-9040

Café Kevah 48510 Highway 1 (831) 667-2344

Big Sur Roadhouse 47080 Highway 1 (831) 667-2370 Big Sur Taphouse 47520 Highway 1 (831) 667-2197


anta Cruz’s oldest and finest ice cream maker’s original location at 1020 Ocean Street is an icon in Santa Cruz (It’s your first stop, your last stop, or both!) Both Ocean Street and the newly renovated location Seacliff (218 State Park Drive) feature 75 flavors and friendly staff that keep the tastes coming and the line moving. Marianne’s Ice Cream, named after the founder’s daughters Mary and Anne, started with a humble proposition in 1947- make the best ice cream. Sam & Dorothy Lieberman took over the little ice cream parlor and built Marianne’s commitment to quality for more than half a century- growing from just 13 flavors in 1958 to more than 75 offered today and every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving. Current owners Kelly Dillon & Charlie

Wilcox learned Sam’s secret techniques when they were carefully picked to steward this Santa Cruz institution. Whether you want old fashioned shakes, Sundaes, ice cream sodas or hand dipped cones, the only challenge is choosing from the vast menubut tastes are free. While the Marianne’s quality and variety means Marianne’s takes more work and time, “it’s ok, because it’s special, it’s Marianne’s and it’s just the way we do it.” Kelly adds, “I love it when folks who came with their grandparents back in the 1940’s and 50’s, bring their grandkids and great grandkids to Marianne’s- six generations represented... We’re awfully lucky spending each day sharing the Marianne’s love nothing’s better than that!”


Monterey Bay Travel Adventures 2014  

Your Ultimate Resource for California Central Coast Activities!

Monterey Bay Travel Adventures 2014  

Your Ultimate Resource for California Central Coast Activities!