The Thing To Do in Santa Cruz.
What Time of Year? We tour April - October.
What Days? Fridays & Sundays.
What Time of Day? 2:25-6pm.
How Many People? Our tours have 4-14 guests.
How Much Food? Enough for a late lunch and dinner. You won't need dinner after your tour.
How Much Walking? 2 miles in downtown Santa Cruz.
Flat or Hills? Most of our tour is flat. One big hill.
How much is it? $59.00 with our online discount.
Vegetarian Options? Yes.
Can we book a private tour? Yes, any day of the week except Mon & Tues. Click here.
Santa Cruz Tours off the Beaten Path
The non-touristy thing to do in Santa Cruz. Join us on a 3.5 hour guided walking tour that lets you experience Santa Cruz like a local. Exploring the historic heart of the city, we take in the best neighborhoods and eat the best food. The places we visit few tourists ever see. In fact, our local guides take you to places most locals haven't ever visited.
Friday and Sunday Public Tours
We tour in Santa Cruz on Friday and Sunday afternoons. Our tours accommodate up to 14 people. Not here on one of the days we tour? Book a private tour any day of the week except Monday and Tuesday (based on availability). Looking for something to do with your book club, reunion group or corporate off-site? Check out our private tour page here.
We're not Touristy
Many tours are superficial and touristy. Not us. Ours are like meeting up with an old friend and having them show you around the town for an afternoon. We visit the hidden side of downtown and provide context for our community and what shaped it. Fifty five percent of our guests are locals.
Visiting from out of town? There is no better way to become a temporary local than to come along with us.
Food, History & Architecture
Yup, we dive into Santa Cruz history and Victorian architecture in two historic districts downtown. Don't get us wrong, we love food, but learning and exploring in-between food stops is even better. You can digest between restaurants and fill up your head along with your tummy. Come hungry for exploration....leave full.
Tour Early in Your Stay
Tour at the beginning of your trip so you can find great new places to go back to. There's both good and bad information online these days. Sifting through it all and knowing what places are worth your time can be tough. We live here, we've explored it all, we keep track of what places are good right now. We know where to take you so your visit to Santa Cruz will be productive.
*Tasting locations subject to change without notice an any time.