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The Santa Cruz Wharf offers some of most thrilling views along the California coast.
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Though we’re never quite ready to bid adieu to summer, we’re always eager to welcome fall.
Surfer Sarah Gerhardt and Ryan O’Donovan from Verve Coffee meet up and share their love of Santa Cruz.
Mainland U.S. surfing began here in 1885, eons before Jan and Dean serenaded SoCal beach goers.
Rest easy: Santa Cruz County lodging options are as varied as their settings. Charming inns, seaside resorts, full-service and boutique hotels, welcoming vacation rentals, friendly motels, and rustic campgrounds promise a variety of choices for every budget and lifestyle. Looking for a romantic bed and breakfast or a place for RV camping? You'll find it in Santa Cruz County.
The quaint town of Aptos combines the redwoods and the sea in one idyllic setting, from Nisene Marks State Park to Seacliff State Beach.
Capitola’s seaside charm, combined with the rural feel of nearby Soquel oftentimes leave visitors longing for a more relaxed way of life.
Eleven miles north of Santa Cruz, Davenport’s rugged yet beautiful coastline overlooks windswept, solitary beaches.
Home to wetsuit pioneer Jack O’Neill, Pleasure Point is a classic beachside town with over a dozen surf breaks and an authentic surf vibe.
The San Lorenzo River begins in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and winds its way through majestic redwoods and the towns of Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Brookdale and Felton.
Santa Cruz is undoubtedly the quintessential California beach town, awakening nostalgic memories of summers past and inspiring a new generation.
Once a stagecoach stop between San Jose and Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley’s deep history goes back more than 150 years.
Strawberry fields and apple orchards provide a gorgeous backdrop that welcomes visitors to Watsonville & the Pajaro Valley.
Santa Cruz County proudly serves as the gateway to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, one of only 14 federally protected marine sanctuaries in the country.