While the eastern side of the AVA might be dominated by Silicon Valley and rugged pioneers, nothing says Santa Cruz like the laid back (can I say it?) hippie atmosphere of the place. In season, this seaside resort town is a day's worth of fun, with an amusement park and dining on the pier. But there is more than meets the eye. The heart of town, somewhat removed from the shoreline, is a delightful place full of cafés and restaurants, well worth an hour or two to take it all in. Make sure to stop into Zoccoli’s Delicatessen, a Santa Cruz institution and the place to grab great sandwiches for the road—or to eat under an umbrella at a sidewalk table!
1534 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, California 95060