Across from beach & wharf, beautiful gardens.
Kayak tours & rentals daily, beginners welcome!
Stained glass windows & over-sized spas available.
Delicious desserts, pastries, salads, sandwiches & more
Santa Cruz is the quintessential California beach town. It was here that Hawaiian royalty first introduced surfing to the mainland--and locals and visitors alike have been riding the waves ever since. Not far from the surf break, screams of delight and laughter fill the air at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the West Coast's oldest seaside amusement park. A few blocks from the beach is Santa Cruz's downtown area. The pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined streets are filled with vibrant shops and galleries, outdoor bistros and sidewalk musicians - all in keeping with "the Original Surf City's" free-spirited personality. Read more...
One of the oldest art organizations of the west, the Santa Cruz Art League creates an atmosphere for the various stages of the creative path to exhibit, perform, learn, network and find inspiration and support. SCAL supports the community and artists by providing exhibits, education and performances.
Santa Cruz City Arts works with the Arts Commission, partners & stakeholders to guide implementation of the public art and mural programs & other cultural planning initiatives. See website to download free downtown public art walking tour map!