Plateau Drive Guidebook

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Plateau Drive Guidebook

Food scene

American fare, kid-friendly, country western theme. Good food! 0.2 mi. 4-minute walk. Outdoor seating. Full bar
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Cowboy Bar & Grill
5447 Hwy 9
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American fare, kid-friendly, country western theme. Good food! 0.2 mi. 4-minute walk. Outdoor seating. Full bar
Unique dining in the redwoods. Excellent food, nice ambiance. Occasional live music. Indoor and outdoor seating. 7-minute drive. Reservations advised. 9217 CA-9, Ben Lomond; 3.7 miles
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Ristorante Casa Nostra
9217 CA-9
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Unique dining in the redwoods. Excellent food, nice ambiance. Occasional live music. Indoor and outdoor seating. 7-minute drive. Reservations advised. 9217 CA-9, Ben Lomond; 3.7 miles
An excellent natural foods market, sandwiches to go, vitamins and supplements, deli, organic foods, and more. 0.8 mi
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Wild Roots Market
13159 Central Ave
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An excellent natural foods market, sandwiches to go, vitamins and supplements, deli, organic foods, and more. 0.8 mi
A bit funky but good Chinese food. Ordering online is easy. 3.9**** reviews. 6112 Hwy 9, Felton, 0.6 mile
I Wok Bistro
6112 Hwy 9
A bit funky but good Chinese food. Ordering online is easy. 3.9**** reviews. 6112 Hwy 9, Felton, 0.6 mile
3 minute walk. Local coffee hangout with 4.5 * Yelp reviews. Famous chai. Breakfast goodies. 0.8 mile
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White Raven
6253 Hwy 9
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3 minute walk. Local coffee hangout with 4.5 * Yelp reviews. Famous chai. Breakfast goodies. 0.8 mile
Great sandwiches. Good place to pick up lunch for day trips. Ordering online is easy. 4.2 miles 3105 Scotts Valley Dr suite b, Scotts Valley,
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The Redwood Sandwich Co
3105 Scotts Valley Dr
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Great sandwiches. Good place to pick up lunch for day trips. Ordering online is easy. 4.2 miles 3105 Scotts Valley Dr suite b, Scotts Valley,
Best bakery in all of Santa Cruz. A "must try." Nice place to pick up food for day trips. 10.7 miles 504 Bay Ave, Capitola
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Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria
504 Bay Ave
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Best bakery in all of Santa Cruz. A "must try." Nice place to pick up food for day trips. 10.7 miles 504 Bay Ave, Capitola
Outdoor dining on the Santa Cruz harbor. Nice energy, great views, classic menu with good seafood. 9.1 miles 790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz
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Aldo's Harbor Restaurant
790 Mariner Park Way
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Outdoor dining on the Santa Cruz harbor. Nice energy, great views, classic menu with good seafood. 9.1 miles 790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz
Fantastic views from the end of the Santa Cruz Wharf. Good Mexican Food! Unique menu with lots of seafood options. Good chips, salsa, guacamole and margaritas. Love their carnitas tacos.
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Olitas Cantina & Grille
49 Municipal Wharf
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Fantastic views from the end of the Santa Cruz Wharf. Good Mexican Food! Unique menu with lots of seafood options. Good chips, salsa, guacamole and margaritas. Love their carnitas tacos.
Local. Organic. Pizza, Lasagna, Salads, Beer & Wine. 2 minute drive, 13 minute walk. Good food! 6205 Highway 9, Felton; 0.7 mile
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Redwood Pizzeria
6205 CA-9
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Local. Organic. Pizza, Lasagna, Salads, Beer & Wine. 2 minute drive, 13 minute walk. Good food! 6205 Highway 9, Felton; 0.7 mile
Local. Hearty portions of comfort food. 4.4**** reviews; Breakfasts, lunch and dinner. An easy walk. Good food! 0.7 mile 6155 Hwy 9
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Empire Grille
6155 Hwy 9
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Local. Hearty portions of comfort food. 4.4**** reviews; Breakfasts, lunch and dinner. An easy walk. Good food! 0.7 mile 6155 Hwy 9
Good breakfasts. 3.1 mi, 7 minute
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Heavenly Roadside Café
1210 Mt Hermon Rd
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Good breakfasts. 3.1 mi, 7 minute
Highly recommend! Healthy and delicious food and drinks. Always seasonal and fresh. Outdoor seating. Amazing location, across from Steamer Lane on West Cliff in Lighthouse Field State Park. A must try!
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Steamer Lane Supply
644-670 W Cliff Dr
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Highly recommend! Healthy and delicious food and drinks. Always seasonal and fresh. Outdoor seating. Amazing location, across from Steamer Lane on West Cliff in Lighthouse Field State Park. A must try!
If you appreciate sweets this is a good donut shop. Next door to Safeway
Felton Donuts & Pastries
6259 Graham Hill Rd
If you appreciate sweets this is a good donut shop. Next door to Safeway
Good coffee, good breakfast burritos, coffee cake, bagels, etc. Next to Safeway.
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Mountain Roasting
6263 Graham Hill Rd
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Good coffee, good breakfast burritos, coffee cake, bagels, etc. Next to Safeway.
Highly recommend! One of the best restaurants in Santa Cruz. Mediterranean cuisine. Fine dining. Downtown Santa Cruz
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Laili
101 Cooper St
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Highly recommend! One of the best restaurants in Santa Cruz. Mediterranean cuisine. Fine dining. Downtown Santa Cruz

Sightseeing

A must see! Peaceful and grounding. Favorite hiking!
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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
101 N Big Trees Park Rd
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A must see! Peaceful and grounding. Favorite hiking!
Beautiful beach! 4.7 **** reviews 335 Davenport Landing Rd, Davenport
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Davenport Landing Beach
335 Davenport Landing Rd
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Beautiful beach! 4.7 **** reviews 335 Davenport Landing Rd, Davenport
A gem, right in our neighborhood.Ride the train to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk or Bear Mountain.
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Roaring Camp, Big Trees and Pacific Railroad Station
North Big Trees Park Road
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A gem, right in our neighborhood.Ride the train to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk or Bear Mountain.
Beautiful, especially at sunset. Check out the tide pools and the monarch butterfly trail
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Natural Bridges State Beach
2531 W Cliff Dr
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Beautiful, especially at sunset. Check out the tide pools and the monarch butterfly trail
A beautiful drive up the coast and on a windy day the kite surfers and wind sailers will be out.
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Waddell Beach
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A beautiful drive up the coast and on a windy day the kite surfers and wind sailers will be out.
Historic Covered Bridge and the tallest in the USA. Playground; Sand Volleyball Court; River Access; Lawn Area; Fishing; Picnic Area
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Felton Covered Bridge County Park
Graham Hill Road
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Historic Covered Bridge and the tallest in the USA. Playground; Sand Volleyball Court; River Access; Lawn Area; Fishing; Picnic Area
Picturesque ocean spot with tidepools. Any beach along the PCH north of Santa Cruz is going to be beautiful. Stop at as many state beaches as possible.
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Bean Hollow State Beach
New Years Creek Road
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Picturesque ocean spot with tidepools. Any beach along the PCH north of Santa Cruz is going to be beautiful. Stop at as many state beaches as possible.
Highly recommend! Scenic 17-Mile Drive in Picturesque Pebble Beach. Dramatic coastal cliffs, snow-white beaches, championship golf courses. Stop at Gayle's bakery in Capitola on the way for picnic foods.
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17-Mile Drive
17 Mile Drive
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Highly recommend! Scenic 17-Mile Drive in Picturesque Pebble Beach. Dramatic coastal cliffs, snow-white beaches, championship golf courses. Stop at Gayle's bakery in Capitola on the way for picnic foods.

Hiking and Biking

A favorite hiking place. Great views of the area
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Quail Hollow Ranch County Park
800 Quail Hollow Rd
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A favorite hiking place. Great views of the area
My very favorite place to hike or simply hang out. Must go early to get parking, otherwise hike in.
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Point Lobos
62 Point Lobos
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My very favorite place to hike or simply hang out. Must go early to get parking, otherwise hike in.
Great hiking and biking! Follow the trail along the bluffs for some majestic ocean views. Other good hiking and biking trails across the highway.
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Wilder Ranch State Park
1401 Coast Rd
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Great hiking and biking! Follow the trail along the bluffs for some majestic ocean views. Other good hiking and biking trails across the highway.
All kinds of biking and hiking trails. Convenient and peaceful walk to the park, especially early morning or early evening. Lots of deer around sunset, sometimes coyotes. Enjoy a 360 degree view from the Observation Deck, a 5.3 mi. loop, a moderately challenging hike.
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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
101 N Big Trees Park Rd
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All kinds of biking and hiking trails. Convenient and peaceful walk to the park, especially early morning or early evening. Lots of deer around sunset, sometimes coyotes. Enjoy a 360 degree view from the Observation Deck, a 5.3 mi. loop, a moderately challenging hike.
Nice spot for a lengthy beach walk. Try famous Marianne’s Ice Cream right outside the park entrance
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Seacliff State Beach
State Park Drive
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Nice spot for a lengthy beach walk. Try famous Marianne’s Ice Cream right outside the park entrance
Several shady trails for hiking during those hot days. A beautiful spot that's nearby
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Fall Creek Unit Trailhead
Felton Empire Road
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Several shady trails for hiking during those hot days. A beautiful spot that's nearby
A moderately challenging hike through old growth redwoods up to a rewarding lookout with views of the Monterey Bay on one side and the Santa Cruz Mountain ridges and valleys on the other. A rare Santa Cruz sandhills habitat, with ponderosa pines, gnarled manzanita and bush lupine.
Henry Cowell Redwoods Observation Deck
A moderately challenging hike through old growth redwoods up to a rewarding lookout with views of the Monterey Bay on one side and the Santa Cruz Mountain ridges and valleys on the other. A rare Santa Cruz sandhills habitat, with ponderosa pines, gnarled manzanita and bush lupine.
Awesome mountain bike and hiking trails.
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Pogonip
333 Golf Club Dr
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Awesome mountain bike and hiking trails.

Libations

Beer, wine and cocktails
An historic and highly rated vineyard in our own neighborhood. Just a 3 minute drive or a 20 minute walk away. You might stop at Wild Roots Market to pick up picnic needs to enjoy with a bottle of wine and relax on their deck.
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Hallcrest Vineyards
379 Felton Empire Rd
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An historic and highly rated vineyard in our own neighborhood. Just a 3 minute drive or a 20 minute walk away. You might stop at Wild Roots Market to pick up picnic needs to enjoy with a bottle of wine and relax on their deck.
Just down the street. A local favorite. You will get a sense of our San Lorenzo Valley culture
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Monty's Log Cabin
5755 Hwy 9
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Just down the street. A local favorite. You will get a sense of our San Lorenzo Valley culture
New local tavern in Felton. Very popular in Santa Cruz. Go early to avoid crowds. 6256 CA-9, Felton
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Humble Sea Tavern
6256 California 9
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New local tavern in Felton. Very popular in Santa Cruz. Go early to avoid crowds. 6256 CA-9, Felton

Local Music

A 13 minute walk away, a local favorite. As per their website, "brings an unrivaled live music experience to the Santa Cruz mountains. Music lovers of all genres can see both the best local talent or their favorite touring musicians while enjoying fresh craft food and drinks served in-house. Our restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday 4-9PM. Seating is limited and please order from the bar."
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Felton Music Hall
6275 Hwy 9
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A 13 minute walk away, a local favorite. As per their website, "brings an unrivaled live music experience to the Santa Cruz mountains. Music lovers of all genres can see both the best local talent or their favorite touring musicians while enjoying fresh craft food and drinks served in-house. Our restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday 4-9PM. Seating is limited and please order from the bar."

Adventures

Zip line and other Aerial adventures in our local forest. Highly rated!
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Mount Hermon Adventures
17 Conference Dr
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Zip line and other Aerial adventures in our local forest. Highly rated!