Connecting Downtown Santa Cruz to the Beach and Wharf Area
The trolley is the best way to get back and forth between the beach and downtown and avoid parking and traffic. The Santa Cruz Trolley is convenient, ADA-accessible, and an enjoyable way to experience what Santa Cruz has to offer for all ages.
Trolley riders can park downtown and easily get to the Monterey Bay Exploration Center, the Santa Cruz Wharf, Main Beach and Cowell Beach, and the Boardwalk and still have time to shop and dine in the Downtown. Use the Parker app on your iPhone or Android device to make searching for parking easy. You can also use the Parkmobile app to locate and pay for parking from your smartphone.
Del Mar Theatre Stop
Pick up the trolley begninng at 11:00 AM at Del Mar Theatre at 1124 Pacific Avenue. The trolley continuously runs every 20 minutes weekdays and every 15 minutes on weekends. The final trolley stop ends at 9:00 PM at the Del Mar Theatre.
Locust Street Garage Stop
New this year, the trolley stops at the Locust Street Garage on Locust Street, a few steps from Pacific Avenue behind sponsor Sockshop & Shoe Company and across the street from sponsors Jade, Buttercup Cakes & Farmhouse Frosting, and LevelUp Video Games on Locust Street. Continuous service runs every 20 minutes weekdays and every 15 minutes weekends.
Sanctuary Exploration Center
Access the beach and Wharf with our new stop at the Sanctuary Exploration Center at 35 Pacific Avenue, gateway to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Weekend service begins at 11:00 AM at the Sanctuary Exploration Center with the final pickup at 8:45 PM. Weekday service begins at 11:20 AM at the Sanctuary Exploration Center, running every 20 minutes until the final pickup at 8:40PM.