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Things to do in The Catalyst

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.
Music Venue
“The CAtalyst is an all-time favorite. Catch many well-established bands and many up and coming artists debut here. Cheap tickets ($20-$35) and great music!!!!”
  • 47 locals recommend
Cinema
“Built in 1936, this art deco movie theater is unlike any other. Huge rooms with balcony style upstairs. Features locally grown popcorn and ice cream/candy from local businesses. Very friendly staff!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Step inside and you are transported to Hawai'i! Start with the sweet potato fries (order a small unless there are at least three of you), then get the fish with wasabi cream sauce--soooo good! This place can get busy, so get there early or expect to wait.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Definitely the healthiest meal downtown. Vegan and delicious with a fun Santa Cruz vibe. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
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“Absolutely local gem, with great selection of crafted beers and small plates. My favorite in town.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Delivers to the Hideout. Historic and great authentic Italian thin crust.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Spa
“I highly recommended going here. I go here once a week! It’s only $20 during the day(on week days) and $30 other days. You get a hot jacuzzi and Sauna all to yourself for 50 min. So relaxing and some even have koi ponds or waterfalls. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The best sushi downtown! Fresh fish, welcoming service, a wide array of Japanese food, and kid friendly options as well. Top your meal off with a pot of their delicious tea! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“a fun family friendly pizza/ pasta place with weekend waiter performances and pizza spinning ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Spa
“Traditional Tea Shop. Large array of teas. Limited sandwich menu. Tea and Luncheon seating times are at 11:30, 1:00 and 2:30. Reservations are highly recommended”
  • 8 locals recommend
Book Store
“Because you love and breathe used books and collectible literature! Huge two story collection of used books, excellent staff. Every section is filled with delights that you'll want to hang out and read. Great childrens section too.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bus Station
“The bus runs from the Santa Cruz Metro center to Watsonville. The bus stop closest to us is Soquel Dr. and Trout Gulch Rd. If you need to be picked up, let me know. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“AMAZING Burgers! Their Gluten Free Buns are delicious too. Thursdays are Happy Hour all night.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Bar during the day, dance club after 9-10pm, has a couple of dance floors. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Our favorite ice cream, hands-down. Add a freshly baked waffle, and you're one step closer to heaven!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Pretty hip, kinda punkrock coffee spot with comfy couches and a huge porch for outside hangin'.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Step inside and you are transported to Hawai'i! Start with the sweet potato fries (order a small unless there are at least three of you), then get the fish with wasabi cream sauce--soooo good! This place can get busy, so get there early or expect to wait.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Definitely the healthiest meal downtown. Vegan and delicious with a fun Santa Cruz vibe. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
“Absolutely local gem, with great selection of crafted beers and small plates. My favorite in town.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Delivers to the Hideout. Historic and great authentic Italian thin crust.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best sushi downtown! Fresh fish, welcoming service, a wide array of Japanese food, and kid friendly options as well. Top your meal off with a pot of their delicious tea! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“a fun family friendly pizza/ pasta place with weekend waiter performances and pizza spinning ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“AMAZING Burgers! Their Gluten Free Buns are delicious too. Thursdays are Happy Hour all night.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very reasonably priced Indian food, including a vegetarian buffet, right downtown by the movie theaters.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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