Best Sweet Treats in Santa Cruz

Best Sweet Treats in Santa Cruz

When you're on vacation and enjoying the sunny beaches along the California coast, you want to know exactly where to go when the craving for sweets hits.

Anyone with a sweet tooth knows how exciting it can be to discover a good bakery that makes cookies, pastries and other items with the perfect texture and flavor. Here are some of the best sweet treats in Santa Cruz. 

Penny Ice Creamery

Penny Ice Creamery uses locally sourced and organic ingredients and is the only ice cream shop in Santa Cruz that makes tasty ice cream in-house from scratch. They have exciting ice cream flavors that change depending on the season. The roasted marshmallow fluff topping is a favorite among their customers. 

Pacific Cookie Company

Pacific Cookie Company has been making fresh-baked cookies for over 40 years. They are one of the best bakeries in Santa Cruz offering a variety of cookie flavors, from classic chocolate chip cookies to oatmeal cookies. With all the options being so delicious, it might be hard to choose a favorite! 

Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria is always busy because people can't get enough of their tasty treats. They have lots of pastries and even savory options for you to try. You can grab a seat and enjoy your baked goods with a delicious cup of coffee. 

Boardwalk Treats

The Boardwalk is an ideal place for entertainment and adventure for the whole family. After having fun on the rides and playing games at this amusement park, you can visit all the different dessert places they have. Their dessert options range from ice cream sundaes to deep-fried Twinkies. With so many options, you are bound to find the best desserts in Santa Cruz at the Boardwalk. 

Mutari Chocolate

If you're a chocolate lover, Mutari Chocolate will be your new favorite place. Their craft chocolate is handmade and packaged at the shop. They have a rich array of hot chocolates made with exotic ingredients if you're feeling like a hot drink. While you're there, pick up one of their local and seasonal truffle boxes. 

Book Your Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA Holiday

Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA Holiday is just a short drive from Monterey Bay. You and your family will have easy access to all the best spots on the coast. Enjoy the oceanfront camping experience our campground offers while eating the best local sweet treats in Santa Cruz. 

Book your stay with us for your next Santa Cruz holiday! 

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