Lingering too long at a single restaurant results in legs falling asleep, food going cold, and the maitre d' building a nest from patrons' belongings. Dodge stagnant dining with this Groupon.
$39 for a Culinary Walking Tour (Up to $79 Value)
The walking tour traces the cultural and architectural history—as well as the culinary offerings—of downtown Santa Cruz or Capitola, a seaside village. During the tours, walkers meander 1.8 miles through historic districts of Santa Cruz or 2.3 miles of pristine rolling hills in Capitola, making stops at local establishments that offer organic ice cream, sustainable sushi, or vegetarian Sri Lankan dishes. Tour groups include 2–14 people and depart downtown Santa Cruz on Sundays and Capitola on Thursdays. Click here for a comparison of the two tours.
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Santa Cruz Food Tour
Local guides call upon their passions for both history and culinary scenes to share their wisdom during their afternoon walking tours. The Santa Cruz food tour eschews the more touristy spots along the boardwalk and wharf, and Capitola food tours traverse the hilly seaside village, stopping at eateries such as Quail and Thistle Tea Room and Paradise Beach Grille along the way. Between tastings, the guides impart anecdotes about each neighborhood’s rich cultural history, thereby allowing groups time to digest meals and fold carry-out restaurant menus into sun-shielding parasols. Additionally, they happily arrange tours that accommodate vegetarian diets.