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Our Staff Picks are your guide to stay 'in the know' when you go. Whether you're planning to hang ten or take five, checkout our blog to find the best local attractions, events and activities to keep you entertained while you stay in Santa Cruz. There's no shortage of things to do. From mild to wild, there's something for everyone here. 

Searching for the Perfect Scoop

Searching for the Perfect Scoop

July 11, 2022

Few things are more delightful on a scorching summer day than a scoop of freshly-made ice cream. Since 2010, the Penny Ice Creamery has defined fresh for ice cream in Santa Cruz. The only ice cream shop in the city with its own licensed pasteurizer, the Penny Ice Creamery houses a complete dairy manufacturing plant, where staff use only local, organic ingredients to craft delicious flavors right before their customers’ eyes. Flavors change from season to season, but always feature a combination of classics and one-of-a-kind flavors enabled by Penny Ice Creamery’s close partnership with area farmers and foragers. At any given time, you’ll also find an assortment of other freshly-made treats at the creamery, from bon bons to cookies and more. It’s hot out there this summer. As you stroll around Santa Cruz, stop by the Penny Ice Creamery to stay cool with a scoop of the finest ice cream in California.