A great place to go if you havent surf or boogeyboard before. This is close to the Cowell surfs and is a great place for beginners to go to get the hang of the idea and to learn about the boards they are about to use. The staff is one of the best because it is filled with surfers and people who are generally very knowledgable about the waves. Easily accessible and part of the drive to the Beach Boardwalk. Lots of different Bikinis and swim wear to choose from, along with t-shirts and all the surfer gear.
Great place to go to get your pictures for your passport done in an hour or so. Simple place full of different travel neccessities. They give great advice on preparing for any domestic or international trip. They help you take care of passport needs and all the paperwork will be done for you. The lady who work here are nice and friendly, always full of great advice for your trip. They also carry alot of books on how to travel and how to prepare for it. Not only do they notarize, but they also help book you on cruise and any other trips you have plan all for a great price.
A beautiful upscale lingerie shop that carrys a limited style and supplie of very upscale lingerie that feels like silk and wisper against your skin. The lady who owns this unique little shop has a lovely display that changes with the season, and is perfect for those unique holidays and special moments. Very beautifully design lingerie and an even nicer lady that measure and fit the lingerie to you.
Did you know that they still have drive in movie theaters? no, I didnt' think so! But low and behold, located between santa cruz and captiola, in a far distance parking lot style place is this rustic but charming drive-in movie theatre that shows about 3 different movies aweek depending on what is comign out. Not the place to go see something that just came out, but awesome place to catch some classic favoriates with some interseting new comtemporary place. Prices like in the old days, are based on how many people are in the car. Fun and classic, its' a great place to try out something that was thought long gone.
One of the varities of independent theater that can mainly be find in santa cruz, this little theatre not only show movies but occassionaly host performance by different theatre groups. Midnight showing of a cult classic is among the popular things here in Soquel. It has a lot of it's old classic charm, with prices still relatively cheap compare to nowaday movie tickets. Fun to hang out with friends and check out during the holidays. It shows a lot of great independent shows like innocent voice and bee seasons, etc.
Among the only comic shops in santa cruz, this is a great place to go to find some major fun stuff. Not only do they carry traditional comics, japanese mangas and daily and monthly series, they also have a section of nontrditional toys and poster such as the happy rabbit, which has very sadistic remarks. Great man who works here, who learns the regular 's name and it is so easy to drop $30 dollars on a various comics every couple of week. They also have a great collection of older mangas series that has been put into books, such as shadow lady, one of my personal favoriate. A big store in comparsion to lots of other comic bookstore. Located next to a parking lot, it is easily overlooked, but very nice and a great find!
PROS: lots of varities
CONS: a little unorganize
I found a great skirt here that started me on a new style. This place has tons of stuff all stuffed into a big place. It carrys a lot of stuff, not only clothes but appliances and old and used furnitures. You find some interesting items here. With rows and rows of clothing color corrantated in each location, and by size. In the winter, they put all the coats along the wall based on size and color and upstairs they have more home stuff. Nice people, and you meet a lot of student from the university shopping here.
This is the high school that I grew up in. It is among the top school in this area, this school is not only one of the best for a Stockton Area school, but the teachers and staff are wonderful. They reach out to the community and try to involve parents and students in a lot of events around the school and community based. It is very difficult to get in unless you are in the district, but with a great perentage of students from this school going on to 4 year university beats many out there, a lot of encouragement from teachers and staff, there is a lot of great programs and activities for your kids here.
This is absolutely one of the best spas around here. Very tranquil and quiet place once you step into this absolutely beautiful spa. They have wonderful massages and spa packages that wont hurt your budget, and make you wanna stay forever. I love coming here every other month for a day of massage, bathes and facial. They specialize in stone massage and other body wraps. They have a varieties of special facial that not only cleanse but enlighten your body mind and soul! Soooo relaxing and making you feel so good after each of their session.
Home fitness made easy. This busy little fitness shop carrys a lot of big home equipment for those fitness buff out there. The sales people are really nice and relatively knowledgable, although when I came in there I was not approach for a while and although it was a small shop, I was kept waiting a while before I was able to get some answer and service, but the service (once acknowledge) was pretty nice. There is a lot of great equipment, and with their credit plans and budgets, you might save more in the end from going here then sears or those other big name stores.