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Things to do in Scotts Valley

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Nature Preserve
“It's only 20 min drive to see some big redwood trees. I recommend the Redwood Grove Loop, it's short, sweet, easy and worth the outing to see the redwoods if you aren't going to see some elsewhere on your trip.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Cinema
“Nice theater. Assigned seating. Food and beverages, including alcohol. Order tickets in advance online.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cambodian Restaurant
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“Casual restaurant in Scotts Valley offering Cambodian/Thai cuisine with homemade taste. My favorite is the catfish Amok which is steamed in a packet made out of banana leaves. Curry chicken is mild and sweet with a hint of cinnamon. Grab a patio seating on a warmer evening.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Major Chain Grocery Store - Also one in the Felton Faire Shopping Center - Next to Rite Aid.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Wonderful fresh fish, if you are a sushi fan we highly recommend this place. This is a local favorite and not to expensive.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Just outside Scotts Valley on the the way to Felton. Great breakfast, nice seating outside deck. Worth the little drive.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Real Indian food with real Indian spices in the fancy setting. They have vegetarian/vegan dishes as well. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Mini whole food, great organic produce and amazing wine and cheese department.”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Wine tasting on Weds nights, live music on Fridays during the summer. Karaoke year round on Saturday nights. Great burgers , sandwiches and salads. We love the happy hour from 3-7pm”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
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  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“This is an off-leash dog park with two separate fenced areas for small breeds and large breeds. There is a motocross course, skateboard park, soccer field, in a park setting. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best sushi in Santa Cruz County and maybe even in the extended Bay Area!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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  • 2 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Small local brewery. Good beer and a nice outdoor space that is kid friendly.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Cambodian Restaurant
“Casual restaurant in Scotts Valley offering Cambodian/Thai cuisine with homemade taste. My favorite is the catfish Amok which is steamed in a packet made out of banana leaves. Curry chicken is mild and sweet with a hint of cinnamon. Grab a patio seating on a warmer evening.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wonderful fresh fish, if you are a sushi fan we highly recommend this place. This is a local favorite and not to expensive.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Just outside Scotts Valley on the the way to Felton. Great breakfast, nice seating outside deck. Worth the little drive.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Real Indian food with real Indian spices in the fancy setting. They have vegetarian/vegan dishes as well. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Wine tasting on Weds nights, live music on Fridays during the summer. Karaoke year round on Saturday nights. Great burgers , sandwiches and salads. We love the happy hour from 3-7pm”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“The best sushi in Santa Cruz County and maybe even in the extended Bay Area!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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