Downtown Santa Cruz has just about every type of local entertainment you could ask for. You can pick from tons of places to eat, multiple concerts and entertainment venues, or take a stroll down Pacific Avenue for shopping or just people watching. A good cup of coffee is easy to find at one of the many cafes, and you can catch a movie at one of the theaters.
There’s entertainment at every turn, from live musical performances at Kuumbwa and The Catalyst, not to mention local sports at Kaiser Permanente Arena, including our own pro basketball team, the Santa Cruz Warriors. The Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium also hosts events, concerts, and local high school sports, as well as being home to the Santa Cruz Derby Girls. There’s a terrific farmers market held every Wednesday at Cedar St. and Lincoln St. that features plenty of vendors as well as prepared food for sale.