Sportsfans will be delighted to realize that Santa Cruz County is just a stone’s throw away from some of the nation’s best teams.
- San Francisco 49ers
- San Francisco Giants
- Oakland Raiders
- Oakland A’s
- Golden State Warriors
- San Jose Sharks
Santa Cruz is also home to the Bananna Slugs of UC Santa Cruz, and myriad local-level sports teams.
Like golf? Try De Laveaga Golf Course or Pasatiempo Golf Club. And there’s always Pebble Beach and Laguna Seca to the south.
From boutique shopping to world-class restaurants, Santa Cruz County has something to offer anyone looking for entertainment.
Art lovers will enjoy the many galleries and open-studio events, and music aficionados can enjoy live jazz at Kuumbwa Jazz Center or a night at the Santa Cruz County Symphony.
There’s Shakespeare Santa Cruz, one of the top 10 Shakespeare Festivals in the county, and plenty of museums full of art and natural history perfect for whiling away the hours.