Welcome to Santa Cruz Sidekicks a hub highlighing some of THE BEST businesses, special places, unique spaces and hidden oasis favored by locals, visitors and tourists. Santa Cruz is known as Surf City of Northern California. Our waves are epic drawing in top surfers from around the world during the winter, and year round tourists come from all around the globe to visit historical Santa Cruz, California.

Santa Cruz is a one of the best California beach destinations! Much like an island we have amazing Sunrises and Sunsets and are famous for our history.

Santa Cruz, California a visited and preferred vacation destination for centuries by many as we offer beautiful landscapes like none other. Our coastal community hugs along scenic seascapes nestled against a Redwood Forest. Our natural elements are sure to stir your inner adventurer… ENJOY!

Peruse the site as we reveal some of the BEST kept secrets favored by Santa Cruz locals. Now EAT SHOP PLAY STAY EXPLORE and MORE all things local style.


Come visit Santa Cruz to enjoy our diverse culture, holistic modalities, our art, food, music, wines, and local brews. Come to Santa Cruz to enjoy our prestigious landscape and historical landmarks of era’s gone by. We locals live to keep those vibes alive, it’s a lifestyle!  We invite you to Live Local Style!

We invite you to visit this unique region we call home. Come explore Santa Cruz… build memorable experiences along side your favorite sidekick. After all it’s life, we are meant to live it. So enjoy this journey as we encourage you to love life and to create memories that can last a lifetime.

Located South of San Francisco and North of Big Sur.  Santa Cruz, CA. USA latitude is 36.974117, and the longitude is -122.030792 with GPS coordinates of 36° 58′ 26.8212” N and 122° 1′ 50.8512” W. Elevation is 7 meters height, that is equal to 23 feet and located along the shores of the Monterey Bay, a National Sanctuary. The city covers an area of 15.8 square miles (41 km2), of which 12.7 square miles (33 km2) is land, and 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) (19.51%) is water.