Santa cruz daily octopus Santa Cruz Daily
Open year ‘round from 9am-1pm Saturday mornings.
Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 Saturday, Nov 05, 2016 at 2300 Delaware, Santa Cruz map

Saturday mornings are best spent with a relaxed pace to stroll, breath and enjoy great coffee, live music and good eats.

The food you buy at the farmers market is the freshest & tastiest

Tips bring your market bags cash works best at this market the saturday market is temporarily moved to 2300 Delaware

Spend an afternoon with the butterflies at Natural Bridges State
Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016 at Natural Bridges State Park 2531 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz map

Natural Bridges State Beach is a 65 acre California state park on the edge of Santa Cruz. Most known for its natural bridge across the beach, it’s also known for the eucalyptus grove that hosts thousands of migrating monarch butterflies every year.

The Monarch butterfly migration has been called one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world.

Tips bring binoculars parking is $10 cash works best here

Hero younger lagoon reserve tour
This afternoon hike + tour only happens once a month!
Thursday, Aug 04, 2016 at 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz map

Take a 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center.

Few people get to tour this local treasure.

Tips Reservations are required - call the member desk between 10am and

Hero mad hatter tea
At the Louden Nelson Community Center
Monday, May 02, 2016 at 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz map

According the Mad Hatter, it’s always tea time!

A lovely afternoon of imagination, fancy hats, tea, and croquet will be had!

Tips Don’t forget your hat! Fancy and homemade hats will be rewarded with prizes from the stylish Hat Company.

Hero seymour marine discovery
Every third Sunday of the month at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz map

Do you love science? How do you feel about the ocean? Curious about the world around you?

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is a gem of a science center for adults to explore, kiddos to learn, and it doubles as the marine lab for UCSC science students.

Tips lecture passes are available at the admissions counter at noon doors open at 12:30 lectures start at 1 seating is limited on first-come and there is no late seating

Hero spring plant sale
Saturday April 9th!
Saturday, Apr 09, 2016 at 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz map

Oh, gardeners of the Central Coast … are you ready for this?!

The best place on earth to find unique flora that will thrive in your garden!

Tips bring cash to purchase a snack or a drink the Valet Wheelbarrow Service will be available to help load your new plants into your car

Hero free admission community day at the arboretum
The first Tuesday of each month, the Arboretum is open with freeadmission!
Tuesday, Apr 05, 2016 at 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz map

Experience the wonders of the Arboretum and find some inspiration as you walk through the gardens … From New Zealand to California, South Africa to Australia!

The arboretum gives us all a chance to see floras from New Zealand and beyond!

Tips Wear a hat wear comfortable walking gear pack water leave time to stop by the gift shop

Hero sourdough bread class at companion
At the Companion Bake Shop
Monday, Apr 04, 2016 at 2341 Mission Street, Santa Cruz map

Fresh sourdough bread is one of life’s delicacies. If you’ve always thought bread baking was too hard, Companion Bake Shop will show you the beginning ropes.

Baking with sourdough isn’t as hard as it sounds, this class will help!

Tips purchase your ticket before the class come ready to work closed toed shoes and hair ties are required

Hero ucsc arboretum entrance
At the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum
Saturday, Apr 02, 2016 at 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz map

The first Saturday of each month, UCSC’s Arboretum offers a docent led tour of the gardens.

The arboretum gives us all a chance to see floras from New Zealand and beyond!

Tips Wear a hat wear comfortable walking gear pack water leave time to stop by the gift shop

Hero fix a flat bike class in santa cruz
At the Spokesman Bike Shop in downtown Santa Cruz
Saturday, Apr 02, 2016 at 231 Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz map

Is your bike's flat tire getting you down?

Because you love to ride bikes, and flat tires suck.

Tips RSVP before the class

Hero cafe brasil for breakfast
Meet you at Cafe Brazil!
Friday, Apr 01, 2016 at 1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz map

A cup of hot coffee with continuous top offs, warm plates of potatoes, eggs and syrup drizzled french toast. Bowls of cold acai topped with fresh fruit and granola. Small glasses of fresh orange juice. These are the things lazy weekend breakfasts are made of.

This spot is a local favorite serving great breakfasts daily.

Tips Go early to avoid the wait Weekdays are less crowded Order a fresh juice or a mimosa from their juice bar while you wait Stop by the grocery shelves to pick up hard to find Brazilian cuisine ingredients

Hero santa cruz surf museum
Inside the Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse
Friday, Apr 01, 2016 at 701 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz map

Home to over 100 years of surfing history in Santa Cruz, you can find the Surfing Museum inside the iconic Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse.

Surfing is much more than a sport - this museum provides a glimpse of the culture that has fueled our local community for more than a hundred years.

Tips Stop into the bookshop to pick up a local souvenir don’t miss the exhibit of the surfboard that survived a shark attack