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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
State / Provincial Park
“This park with the largest trees in the world that are over 2,000 years old is absolutely mind blowing and my favorite place in the Bay Area. Plenty of trails ranging from easy to difficult. About 45 minute drive from Sunnyvale. ”
  • 99 locals recommend
Winery
“Located in Saratoga, the Mountain Winery has been around since 1905. Not only does the venue offer some quality wines for a day of leisurely sipping, but it also hosts some of the biggest musicians around in its outdoor venue.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Park
“Charge your smartphone and prepare to snap pictures galore at Castle Rock State Park. Home to 34 miles (55 kilometers) of hiking trails, towering sandstone structures, and enough greenery to last a lifetime, the state park is truly breathtaking.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Located in downtown Boulder Creek, this is grocery store offers organic produce and many other health conscious items.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Visiting Ben Lomond or the Redwoods. Please visit this old school gem. In our top 3 and where my wife and I got married.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Park
“Great hiking area through towering redwoods. Teeming with wildlife, it is a fun experience for a casual stroll, a great spot for a picnic date, and fun to take the family to see nature. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Winery
“A lovely venue for wine tasting. They also have live music on the weekends. Bring your own picnic. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Good selection on their menu. This restaurant offers dine in, take out and delivery. Located in downtown Boulder Creek.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The place to be in town, with great food and coffee drinks. Small but friendly, unfortunately closes at 2:30. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“A 3-mile reservoir where visitors can rent fishing boats, kayaks and paddle boards. There are picnic benches and hiking trails as well.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Food is fresh and reasonably priced. Fast and friendly service. You can dine in or order take out.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The market is not that impressive, but the meat section is amazing, especially the barbeque! They've also got whatever you might need in miscellaneous items forgotten at home. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Established in 1902, Big Basin Redwoods is California’s oldest state park. In the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains, its biggest attractions—literally—are its ancient coast redwoods. Some of these giants are more than 50 feet around and as tall as the Statue of Liberty. At 1,000 to 2,500 years old, some may predate the Roman Empire. The park also offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, lush waterfalls, and a fascinating natural and cultural history. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent Japanese food with outdoor seating and a sushi bar as well as tables. A little pricey, but isn't sushi always?”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Great Dive for playing pool, mixed drinks, and live music on occasion. Open late.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Museum
“Plan a visit to this museum to learn about the San Lorenzo Valley. Exhibits changes throughout the year. Does have limited hours and days so be sure to call ahead. Its run by volunteers from the Boulder Creek Historical Society.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Visiting Ben Lomond or the Redwoods. Please visit this old school gem. In our top 3 and where my wife and I got married.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
“Good selection on their menu. This restaurant offers dine in, take out and delivery. Located in downtown Boulder Creek.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Food is fresh and reasonably priced. Fast and friendly service. You can dine in or order take out.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent Japanese food with outdoor seating and a sushi bar as well as tables. A little pricey, but isn't sushi always?”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a popular place for locals to grab a hamburger, ice cream, smoothie or the likes. Reminds me of an old drive in. Food taste fresh and not greasy. For some reason I have taken a liking to their chocolate swirl cone which has a light but really smooth texture to it. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Service is a little slow, unless you sit at the bar...then its pretty good. Quality Fresh Fish. Great Rolls If no parking park in the bank or post office parking lot and walk accross to Edo's parking :) both are day establishments so their parking lots take the over flow for the dinner cround”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Absolutely delicious tacos, especially with carnitas and Al Pastor. Fast and really friendly service, and really not expensive. If you're passing through, stop here, you won't regret it!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fast, friendly service for tasty American food. They also serve Marianne's ice cream here. This is a popular place for locals as well. My favorite on their desert menu? Definitely, the creme brulee.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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