On-going activities in the Santa Cruz Area:
Santa Cruz Current Events
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Santa Cruz Events by YOUR Arrival & Departure Dates
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“Kuumbwa” (pronounced koo-um-ba, silent “w”), a Swahili word meaning “act of spontaneous creation.”
Kuumbwa Jazz is an internationally recognized nonprofit jazz venue. We are one of the longest weekly nonprofit jazz presenters on the West Coast, established in 1975. When we aren’t presenting our own weekly jazz series, the venue is available for outside promoters to bring in acts such as bluegrass, folk, Celtic and world music. The venue is also available for special occasions such as receptions, private parties, and community events.Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar St. Downtown Santa Cruz 831.427.2227
Be part of the local scene. Plenty of great surfing along the coast near Santa Cruz. Check out Main Beach for some of our favorite breaks. New to surfing? Surf lessons and rentals are available at our favorite Surf School Richard Schmidt's Call them at (831) 423-0928. The Schmidt Guarantee is uprightness on the first go-out
Real Sport Fishing
Join us for some deep sea sport fishing adventures.
P.O.Box 3300 • Santa Cruz, CA 95063 • (831) 465-0639
Stagnaro Sport Fishing Charters and Whale Watching
Year round fishing trips for sand dab, salmon, cod and albacore. Whale watching in Monterey Bay.
P.O.Box 1340 • Santa Cruz, CA 95061 • (831) 427-0230
Two On-the-water locations for fun. Kayak Connection offers sea kayaking rental and instruction in Santa Cruz and Moss Landing, sea kayaking tours of Elkhorn Slough, Monterey Bay. Santa Cruz Harbor 831-479-1121, Elkhorn Slough 831-724-5692
Greyhound Rock Beach
Park that includes coastal access, fishing, tidal pools, picnics and nature trails.
Main Beach/Cowell Beach
Santa Cruz beach famous for volleyball, swimming and surfing.
Beach Street • Santa Cruz, CA • (831) 420-6015
Moran Lake Park
9.2 acre park with beach access, surfing, fishing and picnic spots.
2700 East Cliff Drive • Santa Cruz, CA • (831) 454-7956
Go mountain biking in Nisene Marks State Park or Wilder Ranch State park. Click here for a Free great bike trails map
Great climbing in Castle Rock State Park. Weather not so great? Check out the Pacific Edge Climbing Gym
Pasatiempo Golf Club was designed by Alister MacKenzie and is a semi-private golf club. www.pasatiempo.com/web Seascape Golf Course is located in the coastal highlands of Monterey Peninsula. www.seascapegc.com
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Mini golf, games, food, shopping, bowling – you can find it all on the boardwalk.
400 Beach Street • Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 423-2338
Santa Cruz County Symphony
Check out the symphony during your Santa Cruz vacation.
307 Church Street • Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 462-0553 ext.11
The Crafter's Studio
Three and four hour workshops in 30 different crafts. Something for everyone.
504 Front Street • Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 421-9605
Downtown Santa Cruz
You'll find a lot to do in downtown Santa Cruz. From restaurants, to shopping to several music venues and movie theaters.
Santa Cruz Wineries
Tour Santa Cruz wineries and sample their fare.
Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
Located in the Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse, the museum follows the history of surfing, specifically in the Santa Cruz area. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
701 West Cliff Drive • Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 420-6289