Santa Cruz can feel overwhelming when you’re new to the city. There’s so much to do and see, it can seem impossible to do it all.
Luckily, there are some awesome Santa Cruz apps to help you do just about anything--from guides to the best restaurants in town, to the breathtaking wineries in the Santa Cruz mountains. Whatever it is you need, there’s an app for that!
If you’re new to Santa Cruz and want to learn more about the city, this GPSmyCity app is great for you. Santa Cruz Maps and Walks will lead you on self-guided walking tours that take you to see the best attractions in Santa Cruz.
Guided tours are one of the best ways to see the city, but they can be expensive. With this app, you get all the benefits of a guided tour, but it’s free and you can go at your own pace.
This is another great app for new residents or visitors who want to see all the sites of beautiful Santa Cruz. What’s great about this app is that it’s 100% offline, so you can use its map feature without building up a horrifying roaming fee. All you have to do is download the map before you leave the house and you’re good to go!
This app will help you navigate the city and bring you to Santa Cruz attractions and the city’s best restaurants and shopping areas. If you’re taking public transportation, this app will map out the fastest bus route or train ride to your destination.
Are you looking for something to do in Santa Cruz? Well you’re in luck! Nearify has all the events happening in and around the city right at your fingertips.
You can browse events based on your interests and save your favorite artists and venues in your area. See where all your friends are going in Santa Cruz on the trending page. With Nearify, you’ll never have the fear of missing out ever again.
Running is popular in Santa Cruz--that’s why there’s the Santa Cruz Runners app.
This app updates you on everything you need to know about running in Santa Cruz. Know about upcoming races and some of the best training venues in the city. This app will also highlight coaches in the Santa Cruz area who specialize in running.
If you’re new to the sport and want some advice, Santa Cruz Runners has your back. Learn sport and health tips from other dedicated runners.
Like the RunGo app, Bike Citizens is made for newcomers wanting to explore bike routes around the city.
What’s great about this app is that you can choose what kind of bike ride you want to take--a fast paced ride or a leisurely trip. Bike Citizens will map out a route for you that lets you reimagine your city.