Santa Cruz Activities
See what Santa Cruz has to offer when the flowers are blooming. Beach Street Inn is your hotel by the beach that’s in the middle of it all!
Looking for a meaty burger or a sweet treat? Check out some of our favorite restaurants with options to please every palate.
Picnic Basket: 125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Located directly under Beach Street Inn & Suites, their seasonal menu featuring local farmers, foragers and artisans offers a multitude of delicious options just steps from your room.
*Pro tip: The ice cream featured is from the famous Penny Ice Creamery. Grab a cone and enjoy the crashing waves on the beach right across the street!
Assembly: 1108 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Head downtown for the freshest ingredients sourced at the height of their season. Assembly also features several local wines and beers, (and if you’re in the mood for a burger, their West Cost Burger is to die for!). Plus, it’s only about a 15 min. walk to downtown from Beach Street Inn & Suites.
*Pro tip: There is a pop-up restaurant located right next to Assembly featuring different chefs throughout the year. The Picnic Basket is featured there currently, so you can check out some dishes that aren’t on their regular menu!
Stagnaro Bros.: 59 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Located at the tip of the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, Stagnaro Bros. has been around since 1937 serving up the freshest fish in the area. For a classic, order the clam chowder bread bowl, you won’t be disappointed! You can check out the rest of their menu here.
*Pro tip: You can also order to-go and sit outside on a bench overlooking the ocean!
Things To Do | Spring 2017
Whether you’re looking for relaxation or adrenaline, Santa Cruz has plenty of options to entertain you!
Wednesday Night Sailboat Races: Every Wednesday, sailboats dot the waves all the way from Lighthouse Point down to Twin Lakes State Beach and beyond. You can either watch from afar or get out on a boat yourself! Find more information about where to watch and companies to charter with here.
*Pro tip: The Crow’s Nest offers happy hour all night starting at 2pm on Wednesdays. Get there early and try to get a seat on the upper deck if you want a great view of the races and a couple drinks and appetizers for an awesome price!
Santa Cruz Food Tour: Explore Santa Cruz through the food scene with local guides in downtown Santa Cruz. Public tours are Fridays and Sundays but you can book a private tour as well. Learn more about Santa Cruz Food Tours here!
*Pro tip: Try this tour at the beginning of your trip if you can so you can go back to any restaurants you really loved!
Roaring Camp Railroads
Travel through groves of towering redwoods on America’s oldest and most authentically preserved narrow-gauged steam engines that still provides regularly scheduled passenger service. Learn about the history of the railroad and the forest around you. Check out their website for more information on railroad routes and tickets, here.
*Pro tip: Make sure you check out their website to see which trains are available during your trip if you plan to do this because the schedule changes based on the season.
For more info on all things Santa Cruz, go to www.santacruz.org!