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.
Bella Notte InnBella Notte Inn
“The Inn at East Cliff”
Relax in Mediterranean splendor just two blocks from the Pacific Ocean. Bella Notte Inn offers ten luxurious rooms, each custom designed to make you feel at home the moment you step in the door. Tucked away in the Live Oaks neighborhood of Santa Cruz, Bella Notte Inn is the perfect choice for a romantic weekend away, a relaxing day at the beach, or visiting some of the Monterey Bay Area’s award-winning wineries.
Bella Notte translates to a beautiful evening. To ensure we live up to our name, we’ve lavished every room with the finest Italian bedding, imported Italian marble countertops, custom cabinetry and heated tile floors in all bathrooms.
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.
California CafeCalifornia Cafe
A word from California Cafe – Los Gatos
Campo de BocceCampo de Bocce
Find the ultimate experience in dining and recreation at Campo di Bocce of Los Gatos. We have eight World Class, State-of-the-Art Bocce courts and traditional Italian Cuisine. We carry a large variety of local California wines and an excellent selection of imported wines sure to delight any wine lover’s palate.
Escape to Italy in your own backyard – with dining indoors by our beautiful bar and along our bocce courts or outdoors among our vine covered arbors, Campo di Bocce of Los Gatos truly is an escape from the norm.
Lunch, Dinner and Bocce Daily – Campo di Bocce of Los Gatos is your one stop for dining, recreation and FUN!!!
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.
Chocolate VisionsChocolate Visions
About our Chocolates
All of our chocolates are either hand dipped or hand molded by us to order in our shop in Scotts Valley.
We use fresh all-natural ingredients in our chocolates with two exceptions:
Any design color other than gold, white, silver, gray or black is made from FD&C synthetic food color (we would like to use all natural food colors, but so far we haven’t found any more that work).
The only Gianduja that we can get at a reasonable price from Callebaut contains vanillin. We are trying to find an alternate source.
We design and produce all of our own transfer sheets and most of our sheets are made with natural food color. Since we produce all of our own designs, we can fill smaller custom orders with faster turn-around times.
Most of our bulk chocolate comes from E. Guittard or Callebaut . We think that these have the best qualities for blending with different flavors. We are constantly trying other chocolates to see if they will work.
All of our chocolates should be stored in a cool dry place with a temperature range of between 50 – 70*F. (do not refrigerate) and have a shelf life of about one month. The chocolates containing alcohol (wine and liqueur) will have a 2 to 3 month shelf life.
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!
Corralitos Market & Sausage Co.Corralitos Market & Sausage Co.
The Corralitos Market and Sausage Company has been in operation for over 40 years in the same location in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Central California. The market is nestled in the heart of the Pajaro Valley apple country, where the apple wood for smoke and the fresh ocean air combine to create a clean, unspoiled atmosphere ideal for true smoked products. All of their products are smoked and cooked naturally with no additives or fillers. They use only USDA inspected beef, pork, lamb and poultry.
Crow’s Nest RestaurantCrow’s Nest Restaurant
Located right on the beach where the Harbor meets the sea, The Crow’s Nest is one of Santa Cruz’ most beloved restaurants. For over 40 years guests have returned again and again for breathtaking panoramic views of Santa Cruz Harbor, lighthouse and wharf, and to enjoy award-winning cuisine, spirits and live entertainment.
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner in our downstairs dining room offer fresh seafood, pasta creations, Midwestern aged beef and daily chef’s specials. Upstairs, the Breakwater Bar & Grill features a variety of appetizers and casual meals throughout the day, and dancing to live entertainment by night.
On both levels, expansive shoreline decks offer a friendly, casual atmosphere, where rich woods, luminous works of glass art, and a unique collection of vintage surfboards and surfing photographs complete the unforgettable ambiance.
The Crow’s Nest is truly the flagship restaurant of the California coast.