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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.

Grocery or Supermarket
“A full grocery store focusing on health foods, items for vegetarians and vegans, special diets. ”
  • 21 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
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
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
Bar
“Great Dive for playing pool, mixed drinks, and live music on occasion. Open late.”
  • 9 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
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
Restaurant
“Excellent Japanese food with outdoor seating and a sushi bar as well as tables. A little pricey, but isn't sushi always?”
  • 7 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
Point of Interest
“tiny tiny arts venue/maker space, that sometimes has live music, sometimes has a gallery show. You definately need to get tickets ahead as it seats less than 50. ”
  • 3 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
Café
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“Excellent coffee/lattes made from Santa Cruz Coffee, a local coffee company. Good breakfast and lunch sandwiches. plus muffins. Be sure to check out the seating overlooking the creek in the back of the cafe. This is after you walk pass a live big redwood tree inside the cafe coming up from the floor and extending out thru the roof. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Oh my, does it get more local and insider than this? If you've got an edge to you, drop by this local swimming hole to jump off the cliffs and swing from the rope swing. Obviously, no lifeguard on duty! Don't mind the hobos if they're hanging out as well, we all get along in Boulder Creek :-)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“This sprawling antique and art shop is fun to poke around in, even if you don't usually shop. It's a maze of rooms full of hidden treasures. Run as a co-op, it features art and antiques from many different people. ”
  • 3 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