Best gardens in Monterey Region

Check out the top gardens in Monterey Region, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Shadowbrook Restaurant
1. Shadowbrook Restaurant
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105 local reviews
1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola
Closed · Opens Monday 4:00 PM
+1 831-475-1511
BarRestaurantFood
Johaan
Located beside the lush Soquel Creek in Capitola-by-the-Sea, Shadowbrook is best reached by its own quaint…
Laura
In Capitola-by-the-Sea, beside lush Soquel Creek just before it empties into the Monterey bay, Shadowbrook is…
Jennifer
Best Prime Rib in town! They have specials every night so check in with them when you arrive to see if you…
1. Shadowbrook Restaurant
1. Shadowbrook Restaurant
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105 local reviews
1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola
Closed · Opens Monday 4:00 PM
+1 831-475-1511
Johaan
Johaan
Located beside the lush Soquel Creek in Capitola-by-the-Sea, Shadowbrook is best reached by its own quaint cable car or a meandering garden…
Laura
Laura
In Capitola-by-the-Sea, beside lush Soquel Creek just before it empties into the Monterey bay, Shadowbrook is best reached by its own…
Jennifer
Jennifer
Best Prime Rib in town! They have specials every night so check in with them when you arrive to see if you may be interested. One of the…
2. The Crêpe Place
2. The Crêpe Place
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64 local reviews
1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 831-429-6994
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Mathew
Very unusual - they take crepes to the next level; they put anything in them you can imagine and they taste…
Gavin
The Crepe Place has some of the best bartenders in Santa Cruz and also some of the best live music in a funky…
Delise
By our lights, the best bar in town. The iconic Crepe place has been in business since the 1970s. They…
2. The Crêpe Place
2. The Crêpe Place
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64 local reviews
1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 831-429-6994
Mathew
Mathew
Very unusual - they take crepes to the next level; they put anything in them you can imagine and they taste great! Try the Greek crepe…
Gavin
Gavin
The Crepe Place has some of the best bartenders in Santa Cruz and also some of the best live music in a funky little room on Soquel. They…
Delise
Delise
By our lights, the best bar in town. The iconic Crepe place has been in business since the 1970s. They specialize in savory and sweet…
3. Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
3. Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
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22 local reviews
3050 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy
Closed · Opens Thursday 11:00 AM
+1 408-840-7100
Amusement parkPoint of interestEstablishment
Elaura
Gilroy is known for it's outlets, but a hidden gem in this town is also the children's amusement park Gilroy…
Jesse
2-3 hours away, but kiddy rides, water park, gardens and a little biology. Worth looking into. Perfect for…
Courtney
This is a great place for families. There are lots of rides for all different ages. The gardens there are…
3. Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
3. Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
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22 local reviews
3050 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy
Closed · Opens Thursday 11:00 AM
+1 408-840-7100
Elaura
Elaura
Gilroy is known for it's outlets, but a hidden gem in this town is also the children's amusement park Gilroy Gardens! If you have children,…
Jesse
Jesse
2-3 hours away, but kiddy rides, water park, gardens and a little biology. Worth looking into. Perfect for kids under 10. Food ok, but so…
Courtney
Courtney
This is a great place for families. There are lots of rides for all different ages. The gardens there are great. Lots of food choices…
4. Beer THIRTY
4. Beer THIRTY
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29 local reviews
2504 S main, Soquel
Closed · Opens Monday 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 831-477-9967
Liquor storeStorePoint of interest
Alfredo
Thirty Beers on Tap! Beer garden complete with cornhole, darts, and ping pong. Lots of picnic tables, and even…
Leslie
They have 30 rotating taps of delicious and unique brews, a 21 and over game area, and a more family oriented…
Mark & Hope
30 beers on-tap, hundreds in bottles. Nice Beer garden with games to play.
4. Beer THIRTY
4. Beer THIRTY
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29 local reviews
2504 S main, Soquel
Closed · Opens Monday 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 831-477-9967
Alfredo
Alfredo
Thirty Beers on Tap! Beer garden complete with cornhole, darts, and ping pong. Lots of picnic tables, and even a dog-friendly area. Some…
Leslie
Leslie
They have 30 rotating taps of delicious and unique brews, a 21 and over game area, and a more family oriented beer garden area.
Mark & Hope
Mark & Hope
30 beers on-tap, hundreds in bottles. Nice Beer garden with games to play.
5. Pono Hawaiian Grill
5. Pono Hawaiian Grill
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13 local reviews
120 Union Street, Santa Cruz
Closed · Opens Monday 11:00 AM
+1 831-426-7666
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Larissa
All of us can eat, from the carnivore to the pescatarian, the gluten free to the burrito enthusiast. Hawaiian…
Ahnalisa
Simply the best. Live music nightly. Great bar and outdoor garden. Buy a sticker to take home.
Jorian
Live music, family-friendly sofas & garden patio, great happy hour cocktails
5. Pono Hawaiian Grill
5. Pono Hawaiian Grill
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13 local reviews
120 Union Street, Santa Cruz
Closed · Opens Monday 11:00 AM
+1 831-426-7666
Larissa
Larissa
All of us can eat, from the carnivore to the pescatarian, the gluten free to the burrito enthusiast. Hawaiian menu with a huge Poke…
Ahnalisa
Ahnalisa
Simply the best. Live music nightly. Great bar and outdoor garden. Buy a sticker to take home.
Jorian
Jorian
Live music, family-friendly sofas & garden patio, great happy hour cocktails
6. Alvarado Street Brewery
6. Alvarado Street Brewery
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28 local reviews
426 Alvarado St, Monterey
Closed · Opens Monday 11:30 AM
+1 831-655-2337
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Elaura
Alvarado Street Brewery is a great place to grab, not only a good drink, but amazing food! You can't go wrong…
Rachel
Best brewery on the peninsula! Great happy hour, rotating selection of house-brews, and excellent indoor and…
Aimee
Great beer selection at this brew pub in downtown Monterey. They have indoor and outdoor dining, and a casual…
6. Alvarado Street Brewery
6. Alvarado Street Brewery
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28 local reviews
426 Alvarado St, Monterey
Closed · Opens Monday 11:30 AM
+1 831-655-2337
Elaura
Elaura
Alvarado Street Brewery is a great place to grab, not only a good drink, but amazing food! You can't go wrong with anything on their menu,…
Rachel
Rachel
Best brewery on the peninsula! Great happy hour, rotating selection of house-brews, and excellent indoor and garden seating. Be sure to make…
Aimee
Aimee
Great beer selection at this brew pub in downtown Monterey. They have indoor and outdoor dining, and a casual beer garden too. Pet friendly!
7. Café Cruz
7. Café Cruz
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36 local reviews
2621 41st Ave, Soquel
Closed · Opens Monday 11:30 AM
+1 831-476-3801
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Pete
Fabulous food, bar, outdoor dining garden that locals covet for celebrations and dinners. Would not know from…
Jocelyne
A little gem. Great food, drinks and garden seating.
7. Café Cruz
7. Café Cruz
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36 local reviews
2621 41st Ave, Soquel
Closed · Opens Monday 11:30 AM
+1 831-476-3801
Pete
Pete
Fabulous food, bar, outdoor dining garden that locals covet for celebrations and dinners. Would not know from outside what treasure it…
Jocelyne
Jocelyne
A little gem. Great food, drinks and garden seating.
8. Laili
8. Laili
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63 local reviews
101 Cooper St, Santa Cruz
Closed · Opens Tuesday 11:30 AM
+1 831-423-4545
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Nicole & Sam
This is a fantastic fancy restaurant. Great food and atmosphere with a wonderful walled outdoor garden, you…
Lynne
Fine dining with atmosphere and outdoor garden setting
Lara
Great garden sitting for lunch
8. Laili
8. Laili
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63 local reviews
101 Cooper St, Santa Cruz
Closed · Opens Tuesday 11:30 AM
+1 831-423-4545
Nicole & Sam
Nicole & Sam
This is a fantastic fancy restaurant. Great food and atmosphere with a wonderful walled outdoor garden, you can go wrong here.
Lynne
Lynne
Fine dining with atmosphere and outdoor garden setting
Lara
Lara
Great garden sitting for lunch
9. 1750 Wharf Rd
9. 1750 Wharf Rd
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3 local reviews
1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola
Street address
Rex
For the ultimate fine dining experience, visit the Shadowbrook, which takes you by cable car throughout their…
9. 1750 Wharf Rd
9. 1750 Wharf Rd
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3 local reviews
1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola
Rex
Rex
For the ultimate fine dining experience, visit the Shadowbrook, which takes you by cable car throughout their expansive gardens to the main…
10. Well Within Spa
10. Well Within Spa
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18 local reviews
417 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 831-458-9355
SpaBeauty salonPoint of interest
Habib
Reserve a private hot tub for an hour in a dreamy relaxing setting with private view on a Japanese water…
Cam And Marnie
Best massage and hot tubs set in a Japanese Garden! Ask for Jason!
Dianne
Relaxing hot tub and sauna in garden setting.
10. Well Within Spa
10. Well Within Spa
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18 local reviews
417 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 831-458-9355
Habib
Habib
Reserve a private hot tub for an hour in a dreamy relaxing setting with private view on a Japanese water garden.
Cam And Marnie
Cam And Marnie
Best massage and hot tubs set in a Japanese Garden! Ask for Jason!
Dianne
Dianne
Relaxing hot tub and sauna in garden setting.
11. Ocean View Avenue
11. Ocean View Avenue
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3 local reviews
Ocean View Ave, Santa Cruz
Route
Rex
With some of the first built houses in town (most being registered historical buildings), Ocean View Ave. has…
11. Ocean View Avenue
11. Ocean View Avenue
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3 local reviews
Ocean View Ave, Santa Cruz
Rex
Rex
With some of the first built houses in town (most being registered historical buildings), Ocean View Ave. has some of the most well crafted…
12. University of California Santa Cruz
12. University of California Santa Cruz
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41 local reviews
1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
+1 831-459-0111
UniversityPoint of interestEstablishment
Scott & Maya
UCSC Farm & Garden - This is the beautiful site that houses the national premier training program for small…
Jessica
Beautiful trails, gardens, farm, visit someone you know?
12. University of California Santa Cruz
12. University of California Santa Cruz
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41 local reviews
1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
+1 831-459-0111
Scott & Maya
Scott & Maya
UCSC Farm & Garden - This is the beautiful site that houses the national premier training program for small family sized organic farms. …
Jessica
Jessica
Beautiful trails, gardens, farm, visit someone you know?