Across the San Lorenzo River, in what is now known as East Santa Cruz, Villa de Branciforte was established It was founded by the Spanish as one of three civil settlements or pueblos in California. Villa de Branciforte later merged with the Mission Santa Cruz community across the river.By the 1820's Mexico had assumed control of the area and within the next twenty years, Americans began to arrive in great numbers.Our award-winning recycling and reuse programs have been continually recognized by the State of California and the City of Santa Cruz. The Big Kahuna Club is a FREE club featuring a monthly e-newsletter with the latest Boardwalk specials and discounts, as well as concert and entertainment news. Comment on our posts and share your experiences and opinions! The Alumni Club brings together folks who have worked at the Boardwalk sometime during its 100 years. Aptos, CA | 831.728.5060 | visit web site | more info Galleries: Retail, Specialty Gifts Artisans Gallery Artisans Gallery features American Made Crafts with an emphasis on the wealth of local artists that Santa Cruz & the surrounding communities have to offer.Club members receive special invitations to VIP events and more. We carry wall art, jewelry, glass, ceramics, metal work, woodworking, cards, candles & more. Aptos, CA | 831.688.7009 | visit web site | more info Wineries & Tasting Rooms Bargetto Winery Bargetto Winery has produced hand-crafted wines in the Santa Cruz Mountains since 1933.
Click here for more information about our history Located next to the pristine Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has long been committed to environmental preservation. Become a fan and recieve breaking news and fun updates almost daily! Shopping, Galleries: Retail Annieglass Visit internationally acclaimed artist Annie Morhauser's stores featuring locally made Annieglass & her handpicked favorites from artisans worldwide. Santa Cruz, CA | 831.427.4260 | visit web site | more info Farmers Markets Aptos Farmers Market With over 80 vendors, the Aptos Farmers Market offers an unmatched selection of locally grown fresh produce, flowers, and artisan products.
The admission-free Boardwalk offers affordable ticket options and free summer entertainment. Were the last of the great seaside amusement parks remaining in the United States and home to two National Historic Landmarks - the 1911 Looff Carousel and 1924 Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster.