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Santa Cruz Wharf

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Address: Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Shopping

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Fun to walk on the wharf

It was fun to walk on the wharf and shop, watch people fishing and the sea lions under the wharf. You get a wonderful view of the boardwalk. Great little seafood resturants. Just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Northridge
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Best part was getting to go down the stairs to see the sea lions up close as they slept & played under the wharf.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great restaurants! Beautiful view of the Beach and the boardwalk while Walking along the wharf. Sea Lions all around! Amazing!

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Been coming to Santa Cruz around 15 years, the rehabilitation of the wharf has been ongoing for about that long. I like the new restaurants and the old standards are still making great food but the constant construction is distracting. Shopping has your standard tourist merchandise but more spaces are being used for restaurants and that is a good thing.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

It was fun to walk on the wharf and shop, watch people fishing and the sea lions under the wharf. You get a wonderful view of the boardwalk. Great little seafood resturants. Just a great place to take at your leisure

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Pacifica, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautiful place to walk around. You get a touch of the Santa Cruz culture. A variety of age groups and lifestyles.

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Waterloo, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I went there several times during my stay in Santa Cruz. The different restaurant are all very nice and have different pricing levels, which makes it affordable to most people!l

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Nice walk. See and hear the sea lions. Nothing else here but eateries and shops which didn't interest us. It's still worth the stroll.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A combination of Ocean City and California lifestyle it is a sweet, fun little Boardwalk. There is tons of food and beer but games and rides for families.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

this was fun to walk on ... the first night we ate at the restaurant at the very end and I have seafood pasta and it was fabulous. Basically it's restaurants and shops but it's sure part of the experience. Don't miss it.

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Ontario, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The idea of the warf and all its luster and glory. NOT.... it is under contruction on some parts. The restaurants are not worth the effort. Owners seem to cater to the locals before the tourists that could potentialy keep them a float. The stores are atypical to beach front junk. The only neat thing about it is there are... More 

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Address: Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz

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