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  • 9.5

    Verve Coffee Roasters

    Coffee Shop 104 Bronson St #19 Santa Cruz, CA

    People also say (25 tips):

    • Eater
      Eater: "Verve is known for sourcing some of the highest quality coffee beans from around the world & roasting them to coax the nuances out of each one. Magic happens in their 1965 German-made Probat roaster."
  • 9.3

    Verve Coffee Roasters

    Coffee Shop 1540 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz, CA

    People also say (112 tips):

    • Brian S.
      Brian Strauss: "Light roast is the dominant style, and even though that's not my favorite Verve is still one of the tastiest cups on the planet. Great pastries and a beautiful cafe."
  • 9.3

    Bookshop Santa Cruz

    Bookstore 1520 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz, CA

    People also say (26 tips):

    • Bookshop Santa Cruz
      Bookshop Santa Cruz: "We buy used books every day of the week, first-come-first-served, starting at 9am. Line up on Front St. before we open, or call us at 9 to make a same-day appointment. Limited space available!"
  • 9.5

    West Cliff Drive

    Surf Spot West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz, CA

    People also say (20 tips):

    • Athonia C.
      Athonia Cappelli: "These are south facing beaches. Sunset is not over the sea until October here. Pedestrians, please stay right on the path so that bikes can pass. Both are allowed on the sidewalk. Best surf 🏄 in CA!"
  • 9.1

    Harbor Cafe

    Café 535 7th Ave Santa Cruz, CA

    People also say (38 tips):

    • Damian B.
      Damian Bayona: "If there's a line, sit at the outside bar area for immediate food and drink service. The breakfast croissant is a must try 👌🏻"
  • 9.1

    The Penny Ice Creamery

    Ice Cream Shop 913 Cedar St Santa Cruz, CA

    People also say (67 tips):

    • Kylie
      Kylie: "My ice cream connoisseur friend says Penny is the best in the bay. Local ingredients, smooth and creamy consistency, and a constantly changing menu—what more could you ask for?"

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  • 9.3

    Natural Bridges State Beach

    Beach 2531 W Cliff Dr Santa Cruz, CA

    People also say (46 tips):

    • Caroline D.
      Caroline Deng: "A hidden gem along California's coastline. Stop by during sunset for scenic views of the last remaining "natural bridge" out of the original 3."
    • Nico P.
      Nico Pitney: ""In low tide, hunt for sea stars, anemones. Watch for snowy egrets in the surf, pelicans atop the arch. In winter a eucalyptus grove in the park is home to monarch butterflies." http://buff.ly/VL0pCo"
  • 9.4

    Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

    Nature Preserve Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Santa Cruz, CA

    People also say (27 tips):

    • Tobias S.
      Tobias Schmidt: "The four crossings hike -- especially the Hole and Buckeye trail portions of it -- was enchanting. But beware: your feet will almost certainly get wet and depending on season so may your knees!"
    • Runqiu C.
      Runqiu Cai: "One of the few old growth redwoods. Very short east stroll. Take the River Trail for a longer walk."
  • 9.5

    Seabright State Beach

    Beach Seabright Ave Santa Cruz, CA

    People also say (32 tips):

    • Ryan B.
      Ryan Block: "Probably my favorite beach in Mid/East SC. Been coming here since '04....just be sure to Stash Your Trash and give respect for the locals. Bonfires too."
    • Anthony R.
      Anthony Rhoades: "I live in the Seabright area so be respectful if visiting. Pick up after yourself...don't trash the beach or the neighborhoods. Pick up your garbage and treat the area like your hometown."

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