Santa Cruz Restaurants – Celebrate Restaurant Week

Santa Cruz RestaurantsSanta Cruz restaurants celebrate Restaurant Week once a year in October. Restaurants offer a fixed-price three-course meal for price that is hard to beat. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy fabulous food at special prices!

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week is the ideal time to try out a new restaurant or visit an old favorite. Scroll down to view the list of participating restaurants

Guests choose from three different choices for their appetizer, entrée, and dessert. The price does not include tax or gratuity. The special is for dinner, not lunch. Reservations are recommended though most restaurants do allow walk-ins.

Participating Santa Cruz Restaurants

515 Kitchen & Cocktails
Address: 515 Cedar, Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 425-5051

Aquarius at the Dream Inn
Address: 175 W. Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 460-5012
Californian, Seafood

Address: 8041 Soquel, Aptos, CA
Telephone: (831) 685-9500
Californian, Fusion/Eclectic

Café Rio
Address: 131 Esplanade, Aptos, CA
Telephone: (831) 688-8917
American, Seafood

Center Street Grill
Address: 1001 Center, Santa Cruz, CA />
Telephone: (831) 423-4745

Address: 1522 Pacific, Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 427-9900
Californian, Fusion/Eclectic

Crow’s Nest
Address: 2218 E. Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 476-4560
American, Seafood

El Palomar
Address: 336 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 425-7575

Gabriella Cafe
Address: 910 Cedar, Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 457-1677

Hindquarter Bar & Grill
Address: 303 Soquel, Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 426-7770
Steak, American

Hoffman’s Bistro & Patiserie
Address: 1102 Pacific, Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 420-0135

Hula’s Island Grill
Address: 221 Cathcart St ., Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 426-4852

Ideal Bar & Grill
Address: 106 Beach St., Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 423-5271

Johnny’s Harborside
Address: 493 Lake Ave., Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 479-3430

La Posta
Address: 538 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 457-2782

Address: 101 Cooper St., Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 423-4545
Afghan, Mediterranean

Linwood’s at Chaminade Resort
Address: 1 Chaminade Ln., Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 475-5600

Louie’s Cajun Kitchen & Bourbon Bar
Address: 110 Chruch St., Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 429-2000
Cajun, Comfort Food

Main Street Garden & Cafe
Address: 3101 N. Main St., Soquel, CA
Telephone: (831) 477-9265

Michael’s on Main
Address: 2591 S. Main, Soquel, CA
Telephone: (831) 479-9777
Comfort Food

Oak Tree Ristorante
Address: 5447 Hwy. 9, Felton, CA
Telephone: (831) 335-5551
Italian, Organic

Address: 121 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 423-7427

Pearl of the Ocean
Address: 736 Water St. Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 457-2350
Indian, Organic, Sri Lankan

Red Restaurant & Bar
Address: 200 Locust St., Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 425-1913
Californian, Comfort Food

Ristorante Italiano
Address: 555 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 458-2321

Sanderlings at Seascape
Address: 1 Seascape Resort Dr., Aptos, CA
Telephone: (831) 662-7120

Severino’s Bar & Grill
Address: 7500 Old Dominion Ct., Aptos, CA
Telephone: (831) 688-8987
American, Seafood

Address: 105 Walnut, Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 423-2020
Californian, Mediterranean

Stonehouse Bar & Grill at the Hilton
Address: 6001 La Madrona Dr., Scotts Valley, CA
Telephone: (831) 440-1000
American, Californian

Address: 3910 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 600-7068
Californian, Comfort Food

The Point Chophouse & Lounge
Address: 3326 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 476-2733
American, Steak

Tyrolean Inn
Address: 9600 Hwy. 9, Ben Lomond, CA
Telephone: (831) 336-5188

Zelda’s On The Beach
Address: 203 Esplande, Capitola, CA
Telephone: (831) 475-4900

If you questions for one or more of these Santa Cruz restaurants, give them a call at the telephone number listed above.

Learn more about Santa Cruz Restaurant Week by clicking here.

If you have dined at any of these Santa Cruz Restaurants, please tell us about your experiences in the comments box below.

Santa Cruz Golf Courses & Stunning Scenery

golf cart on a coursePlay golf at top-rated Santa Cruz golf courses and enjoy stunning coastal scenery as you golf.
Learn about the best courses in Santa Cruz County Combine a wine tasting trip to Santa Cruz wineries with a golf vacation. This is a scenic Central Coast destination with many choices for fun and recreation.

You’ll find that golf courses in Santa Cruz have beautiful coastal scenery to enjoy and top rated championship courses. Advance reservations are highly recommended! Click on the link for each golf course to learn more about each golf course.

Ask about specials. Many courses have reduced rates after a certain time. Some even offer Stay ‘n Play specials.

Santa Cruz Golf Courses

Boulder Creek Golf and Country ClubBoulder Creek Golf Course
Address: 16901 Big Basin Highway, Boulder Creek, CA
Telephone: (831) 338-2111
Par: 65
Enjoy a round of golf among the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Boulder Creek offers a challenging 18-hole golf course with a full-service restaurant and bar open daily for breakfast and lunch. Take advantage of overnight condominium lodging, vacation rental packages, and their tennis and swimming facilities as well.

DeLaveaga Golf CourseDeLaveaga Golf and Lodge
Address: 401 Upper Park Road, Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831) 423-1600
Par: 72
DeLaveaga Golf Course is owned and operated by the City of Santa Cruz. It offers championship golf with spectacular views of the Monterey Bay. This course consistently ranks as one of the top public facilities in Northern California.

Pasatiempo Golf ClubPasatiempo Golf Club
Address: 20 Clubhouse Road, Santa Cruz, CA
Telephone: (831)459-9155
Designer: Alister MacKenzie
Par: 70
Pasatiempo Golf Course has been voted one of the top 100 golf courses by “Golf Digest Magazine”. This course is a semi-private golf club that sets aside certain tee times each day for public play. Enjoy a round of golf and breathtaking scenery at the same time.

Santa Cruz Golf Courses
Address: 610 Clubhouse Dr., Aptos, CA
Telephone: (831) 688-5242
Par: 72
Seascape is located a half-mile from the crashing waves of the Santa Cruz coast. It is largely protected from wind by the cypress, Monterey pine and eucalyptus trees lining the course. A great setting for a relaxing round of relaxing golf!

Spring Hills Golf Club
Address: 626 Casserly Road, Watsonville, CA
Telephone: (831) 724-1654
Par: 71
You’ll enjoy the picturesque country setting of this family-owned golf course. Known for quality golf at affordable rates.

Valley Gardens Golf CourseAddress: 263 Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley, CA
Telephone: (831)438-3058
Par: 31
This is a 9-hole course surrounded by scenic pine mountain forests. This course also boasts a practice driving range and snack bar.

Play a round of golf at one of these great Santa Cruz Golf Courses Soon!

Go Wine Tasting at Santa Cruz Wineries

black ridge vineyards

Black Ridge Vineyards

Incredible wines are being produced in the Santa Cruz Wine Country. Visit wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the town of Santa Cruz, and in nearby towns. This is a quickly growing wine region. Sample some of their many world class wines soon/

Have you played a round of golf at any of these Santa Cruz Golf Courses? If you did, we’d love to hear your opinions. Please take a moment to leave a comment.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkThe Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is the last of the great seaside amusement parks still operating in the United States and home to two National Historic Landmarks – the 1911 Looff Carousel and 1924 Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster. The entire property is a State Historic Landmark.

Owned and operated by the Santa Cruz Seaside Company since 1915, the Boardwalk remains a family style amusement park enjoyed by many. It’s the place to go for fun in the sun! Visitors are thrilled by the classic and modern rides, video game arcades, minature golf, restaurants, family bowling, unique shops, and a mile of sandy beach.

Sea LionsOn Friday nights throughout the summer guests are treated to live music from the 70s and 80s as rock bands perform on the beach bandstand. Special events are scheduled all year long and admission to the boardwalk is always free.

Throughout the summer there will be Free Movies on the Beach at 9 PM on Wednesday evenings. Check out the schedule on their website below.

There are a number of ticket options to choose from. If you plan to visit the boardwalk multiple times, a season pass may be your best bet. You will enjoy unlimited rides every day of the season with this season pass. You’ll also receive additional coupons for savings throughout the season. Costco usually has the best prices daily rates for unlimited ride and attraction combo passes. Pick up tickets at a nearby Costco.

In the past The Boardwalk also has a special called Retro Nights. On Mondays and Tuesdays after 5 PM rides, pepsi drinks, hot dogs, and cotton candy are only $1 each. We have to wait and see if this will continue during the next season.

Pull into one of the parking lots across from the boardwalk to avoid frustrations with parking. Even if you manage to find a park on the street, you will need to feed the meters lots of quarters.

Black Ridge Vineyards

Black Ridge Vineyards

After learning about the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, check out these other fun things to do in Santa Cruz. Go wine tasting at nearby wineries. Play a round of golf. Enjoy a fabulous restaurant. Stay in a hotel with stunning ocean views.

Wineries |Golf |Dining |Hotel

Contact Information:
Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Address: 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Telephone: (831) 423-5590
Open daily at 11 AM ~ Closing Times Vary

Take Hwy. 17 or scenic Hwy. 1 to Santa Cruz. Follow the street signs to the beach.

Have you visited the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk? If so, what did you think about it? Share your comments below.

Roaring Camp Railroad

Roaring Camp Railroad

Travel back in time. Roaring Camp Railroad is an historic train that winds through the redwood forest and to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Experience incredible views along the way, whichever of the two routes you choose.

The Roaring Camp Railway is located in the small town of Felton just six miles from Santa Cruz. There’s lots to do in this 1880s logging town including hiking through the redwoods, gold panning, horseshoes, and volleyball. Visit the blacksmith, general store, old time photo studio, blacksmith, candle shop & chuck-wagon barbecue.

The Redwood Forest Steam Train

Roaring Camp Railway The Redwood Forest Steam Train is pulled by an 1880s steam locomotive. This historic locomotive used to haul giant redwood logs out of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

This route takes you through a dense redwood forest to the summit of Bear Mountain. It’s a scenic mountain route.

Santa Cruz Beach Train

Train at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
The Santa Cruz Beach Train travels through Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This scenic route takes you across a 1909 steel truss bridge and through a tunnel built in 1875. You can also purchase tickets to travel from the Santa Cruz Beach to the Roaring Camp Train Depot in Felton.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is an oceanside amusement park operated by the City of Santa Cruz. It’s a fun place for people of all ages. Enjoy relaxing on the beach. Ride a variety of rides including the historic 1924 wooden roller coaster called the “Giant Dipper”. Test you luck at games. Enjoy a snack. Listen to live entertainment on the outdoor stage. Play a round of minature golf. It’s definitely a place for people watching.

Roaring Camp Railroad Contact Information>

Reservations and Information
Address: 5401 Graham Hill Rd., Felton, CA 95018
Telephone: (831) 335-4484
Open daily except on Christmas.

Directions from Santa Cruz:
Take SR-17 from Santa Cruz northeast to Scotts Valley. Get off at Exit #3 at Mt. Hermon Rd. and drive 3.5 miles northwest to Felton. Mt. Hermon Road ends at Graham Hill Road. Turn left on Graham Hill Road and drive 1/2 mile to Roaring Camp (on the right).

Directions from San Jose Area:
Take 880 south to I-880/SR-17. Continue southwest on I-880/SR-17 to Scotts Valley. Get off at Exit #3 at Mt. Hermon Rd. and drive northwest 3.5 miles to Felton. Mt. Hermon Road ends at Graham Hill Road. Turn left on Graham Hill Road and drive 1/2 mile to Roaring Camp (on the right).

Have you ridden the Roaring Camp Railroad? If you have, please tell us about your experience on the railroad.