One night, one week, or a month, the Santa Cruz Mountains and the surrounding cities, invite you to stay, eat, drink and explore this world famous destination.
The Santa Cruz Mountains is known as a premier wine and food destination for the Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz. The region is home to more than 425 exciting restaurants and home to some award winning Michelin star restaurants. Here is where the farm-to-table culinary scene meets the creativity of some of the Bay Area’s best chefs, resulting in a wide range of culinary adventures.
Whether you’re seeking an in-town hotel close to night life and dining, a luxurious spa getaway, or the peaceful calm of a remote vineyard setting or the sound of the ocean, you’ll find a warm, gracious welcome from any one of our quaint villages or cities, including Los Gatos, Saratoga, San Jose, Half Moon Bay, Palo Alto, Campbell, Aptos, Capitola, or Santa Cruz.
Best Western Seacliff InnBest Western Seacliff Inn
Welcome to the Best Western Seacliff Inn: Family Fun From Beach to Boardwalk!
Set on six beautifully landscaped acres with scenic garden paths, this friendly Aptos, California hotel is perfect for a fun, family vacation, business travelers or romantic weekends exploring Santa Cruz, local beaches and wineries. Just off scenic Highway 1 five miles south of Santa Cruz, Seacliff Inn is only 35 minutes from San Jose Airport and 90 minutes from San Francisco Airport.
Bill the OystermanBill the Oysterman
My company brings the party to your party! We arrive and set up an oyster bar complete with a bed of iced oysters, various sauces that we make fresh to dress the oysters, and different hot sauces. We provide everything we need to set up, open and serve the oysters and then break it down and haul away the empty shells. We can offer different varieties of oysters in season from the west coast (Miyagis, Kumamotos, Kusshis, Shugokus, Olympias) or the east coast (Beausoleils, Wellfleets, Malpeques, and assorted Chesapeake Bay oysters). We also can provide eastern hard shell clams (little necks and small cherry stones). We regularly work with specific producers on a weekly basis, selecting the best production for the week. My expertise from 20 years as a grower and 37 years in the business enables me to determine what is the best possible product to serve for that week. I can also serve you raw clams, barbequed oysters, steamed mussels and clams and other prepared shellfish and proteins.
Chaminade Resort & SpaChaminade Resort & Spa
Welcome to Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz
The AAA Four Diamond, award-winning Chaminade Resort & Spa is a spectacular 300 acre mountaintop hotel in Santa Cruz, California. This historic Mission-style California resort overlooks sweeping views of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Mountains. Chaminade is a luxurious Santa Cruz hotel for celebrations, getaways, weddings and executive meetings.
Our California resort features 156 spacious guest rooms nestled among the towering Eucalyptus and natural landscape. Eleven villas are spread throughout our Santa Cruz hotel, each containing a variety of guest room types. Innovative hues of the California coast complement contemporary Spanish furnishings which reflect the Santa Cruz hotels rich history. Granite bathrooms, BeeKind toiletries and down duvets are ready to pamper. Whether you need to check email or simply want to curl up in your bathrobe, you’ll find we have anticipated all of your needs. Consider Chaminade Resort & Spa your home away from home.
Cin-Cin Wine Bar & RestaurantCin-Cin Wine Bar & Restaurant
Cin-Cin Wine Bar and Restaurant is
critically acclaimed offering new
contemporary cuisine with an
International wine list and
Noted by the Zagat guide as
“The Best Thing to Happen to Los Gatos,”
Cin-Cin is more than a wine bar
with small plates, Cin-Cin is a
full-service restaurant and
cocktail lounge offering a
great dining experience!
Fiscalini Cheese CompanyFiscalini Cheese Company
Fiscalini Cheese Company was established in the year 2000 when John Fiscalini followed in his ancestors’ footsteps and began making cheese just as they had in Switzerland in the 1700’s. When he began producing cheese on his dairy farm in Modesto California he had no real experience in making cheese he just followed a simple recipe and always stayed committed to making only the highest quality cheese.
John had been making cheese about a year when fate intervened and he was introduced to Mariano Gonzalez. After a visit to Fiscalini Cheese Company Mariano undoubtedly left knowing that together he and John Fiscalini could achieve their dreams of producing some of the best cheeses in the world.
Born in Paraguay, Mariano learned to make cheese as a young boy when his uncle got into the cheese business out of necessity. In the rolling hills, where his dairy was located, Mariano’s uncle made cheese when it rained and the milk truck couldn’t make it to the dairy to transport the milk due to the slippery roads. Mariano was willing to help out and quickly became the family cheesemaker. Years later, he relocated to Vermont where he got a summer job at Shelburne Farms. Within just a few years he became their head cheesemaker winning numerous awards and securing national recognition for their cheeses.
In the spring of 2001 Mariano became an extension of the Fiscalini family and began making cheese for us, just one year later our Fiscalini Bandage Wrapped Cheddar won Best Farmstead Cheese in North America. Today Mariano continues to manage and grow our product line while winning awards for his handcrafted masterpieces.
Our cheeses are all made in small batches, using natural ingredients and milk from our own cows. Although the process of making cheese by hand is extremely labor intensive we believe that creating artisan cheese is a tradition well worth the extra effort.
As you walk through our cheese plant you will see how our family and our master cheesemaker, Mariano Gonzalez, have carefully thought through the production of each of our cheeses from the wooden racks we use to hand turn each wheel of our bandage wrapped cheddar to the large smoker we use for our smoked cheddar. There is an art to making our cheese.
The combination of traditional techniques and innovative new approaches is Mariano’s specialty and you can taste his magic in all of our cheese.
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley and Stone House Bar & GrillHilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley and Stone House Bar & Grill
The most recognized name in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts stands as the stylish, forward thinking global leader of hospitality. With over 92 years of experience, Hilton continues to be synonymous with hotel because of our innovative approach to products, amenities and service. We help make traveling easier with our smart design, innovative restaurant concepts, authentic hospitality and commitment to the global community.
At Hilton, dining options are designed with you in mind. Start the day with a hearty breakfast or nutritious light bite; savor innovative dishes prepared with only the freshest ingredients, or simply relax with a cup of coffee in the hotel lounge. From business brunches to pre-dinner drinks and everything in between, the options at Hilton are catered especially for you.
Nonno’s Italian CafeNonno’s Italian Cafe
Welcome to Nonno’s!
Nonno’s Italian Café and Wine Bar is in Beautiful Downtown Redwood Estates, 6 miles south of Los Gatos, just off Highway 17. Nonno’s offers breakfast burritos, bagels, fresh turnovers and a full complement of coffee and expresso drinks in the morning, sandwiches and pasta for lunch and dinner, as well as Nonno’s famous pizzas (either bake-at-home or have it cooked in our wood-fired pizza oven) and BBQ on Friday and Saturday nights.
Wine Dinners are held on selected Wednesday nights, featuring a four-course gourmet dinner and a flight of 6 wines, and Wine Tastings are held on Saturday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday nights during the summer we have all-you-can-eat salad bar and pizza for $10, with draft beers 1/2 price! Call (408) 353-5633 for details.
The wine room has an amazing range of wines and beers – most from small, eclectic producers. The café and garden are available for private parties as well. Call (408) 353-5633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Pajaro DunesPajaro Dunes
Nestled along the Monterey Bay is one of the most scenic stretches of California’s central coastline. Spanning 1 1/2 miles of pristine beach, Pajaro Dunes Resort is a secluded, gated community featuring a collection of beautiful beachfront homes, townhouses, and condominiums architected to blend harmoniously with the gently rolling, natural oceanside landscape — available for vacation rentals and real estate sales.
Looking for a perfect Santa Cruz County family vacation, family reunion or wedding site? Pajaro Dunes is located 4 miles west of Watsonville and conveniently, 20 miles south of Santa Cruz and 25 miles north of Monterey/Carmel. Enjoy the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Mountain Redwoods, Monterey Bay Aquarium, central coast wineries and world famous golf!
Whether you’re looking for a perfect family vacation getaway or an ideal group retreat, Pajaro Dunes offers 4 facilities in a natural park like setting, perfect for corporate meetings and weddings. Placed conveniently in natural surroundings are 15 tennis courts. Experience Pajaro Dunes as it was meant to be experienced. Pajaro Dunes Company and Resort has been providing a great vacation destination for the past 35 years.
Enjoy the sun, sand and sound of the sea …
Paradise Beach GrilleParadise Beach Grille
Paradise maximizes the beautiful beach location on Monterey Bay with an outdoor patio with views of the historic Venetian condominiums and the ocean. This combination is reminiscent of a Portofino environment in Italy. We also feature an outdoor fireplace perfect for that cozy dinner or wine tasting. We have high top tables in the bar area for drinks or dining as well as an attractive and spacious dining room. Customers enjoy the various casual venues yet an upscale flair with quality food, beverage and service.
Plumed HorsePlumed Horse
The Plumed Horse is an ideal venue to host your next private function, whether it’s for business or pleasure, family or clients.
We have several private dining areas perfect for an intimate meeting or special occasion, or large party such as weddings, rehearsal dinners, board meetings or charity fundraisers.
Our team of meeting and event specialists can accommodate special needs and menus, and offer complete AV and professional meeting support.
From 10 to 200, we can make your next function a memorable one, sure to impress your business partners or best friends.