Reefside Dispensary’s Local Resources: Unique Shopping Experiences in Santa Cruz

There are many things Santa Cruzians don’t agree on: Where’s the best place to grab a bite, or the hottest place to catch a wave? But there’s one thing all of us can agree on: Santa Cruz is a very special and one-of-a-kind place, combining the impossibly rugged beauty of Northern California with world-class surfing beaches and an all-around quirky vibe. We’re proud to be a Santa Cruz CA cannabis store, and we love sharing some of our favorite things about our hometown with our customers and friends. So with that in mind, we put together a roundup of some of our favorite unique places to go shopping in Santa Cruz.

Shopping in Santa Cruz CA: Unique, Quirky, and Fun Places to Spend an Afternoon

Norrie’s Gift Shop-Arboretum at UC Santa Cruz

Norrie's Gift Shop-Arboretum at UC Santa Cruz
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1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 502-2999

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Like all beach towns, Santa Cruz has more than its fair share of gift shops. But because it’s associated with the Arboretum at UC Santa Cruz, Norrie’s offers something truly unique: In addition to handmade and locally produced jewelry, hats and garden ornaments, you’ll find a selection of stunning native plants. “Jack McGuire’s Red” and “Safari Goldstrike” may sound suspiciously like strains of cannabis, but they’re lovely additions to your garden, not your bowl. Of course, if you are looking for those other forms of greenery, head on over to your favorite Santa Cruz CA cannabis store….

Made In Santa Cruz Gallery

Made In Santa Cruz Gallery
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57 Municipal Wharf
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 426-2257

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This quirky little gallery showcases the best of Santa Cruz in a fun and welcoming little hutch located right around the bend of the Santa Cruz Wharf. From locally-made art, handicrafts and gifts to “KittyWeed” brand catnip (guaranteed to “make your cat go wack!”), Made in Santa Cruz is just as unique and lovable as is the town it’s named for.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Santa Cruz

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Santa Cruz
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719 Swift St #62
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 824-4704

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We’ll admit it: We’re kind of thrift store junkies. Come a rainy day, there’s not much better than whiling away an hour or two searching through the detritus of the past for buried treasure. Habitat for Humanity’s Santa Cruz-based thrift store makes it even more worthwhile: All of the proceeds go towards helping families in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties find decent and affordable housing. Rather than simply gifting them homes, the program engages its clients by demanding down payments and sweat equity. You’ll find quality furniture and housewares here as well as affordable tools and supplies for contractors.

Serpent’s Kiss

Serpent's Kiss
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2015 N Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-5477

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When you find heading to a divination ceremony or spell casting seminar and realize you’ve left your favorite wand at home, where do you turn? Serpent’s Kiss, naturally. All kidding aside, it’s actually quite a magical—or is that magickal?—spot regardless of your devotion to the witchy arts. With a focus on magical and healing products from all around the globe, the vibe here is powerful but always welcoming; no surprise it’s a unique and vital part of Santa Cruz’s magical aura.

Reefside: Your Santa Cruz CA Cannabis Store

Reefside: Your Santa Cruz CA Cannabis Store

1104 Ocean St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 515-7363

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Of course, if you’re in the area, you have to stop by our Santa Cruz CA cannabis store. At Reefside, we’ve taken the time to curate some of the best CA cannabis products so you don’t have to. Stop by our Santa Cruz dispensary to browse our amazing stock of flower, vape cartridges, concentrates, edibles, oils, and more—or go ahead and check out our online menu right now!