#PoolsidePerfection at Seacliff Inn…Thoughtful Thursday

Best Western Seacliff Inn is ideally located near beautiful beaches and gorgeous hiking trails. But we also have to mention, it’s pretty ideally located poolside too. Now this is #PoolsidePerfection.

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Sailing Santa Cruz: Getting Ready for the Wednesday Night Sailboat Races

Santa Cruz is known near and far for its surfing legacy. Surfer Magazine named Santa Cruz the best surf town in the U.S., we are home to countless iconic surfers including Jay Moriarty, whose story was featured on the big screen in Chasing Mavericks, and we even have a Surfing Museum that presents our rich…

#SundayFunday at Hotel Paradox…Thoughtful Thursday

The Hotel Paradox is a chic boutique hotel, centrally located in Santa Cruz to be near all the action. Guests love the sophisticated design, incredible dining at Solaire Restaurant + Bar and the central location, but one of the top amenities people rave about is Paradox’s pool deck. Complete with rentable cabanas, poolside dining and drinking, a fire pit,…

6 Hotels with Amazing Bay Views

You’ll never lose sight of the coast when you spend your days at the beach, grab meals at these scenic eateries and rest your head at one of Santa Cruz’s many waterfront accommodations. Located in diverse settings along the Monterey Bay, each of the following six properties sport breathtaking views of the sand and shore….

Sunset Gazing from Chaminade Resort…Thoughtful Thursday

It’s no secret sunsets in Santa Cruz tend to amaze. Whether it’s your first Santa Cruz sunset or your 1000th, those blazing views have a way of restoring the soul. A possibly lesser known fact though, is that Chaminade Resort & Spa has one of the best panoramas for an awe inspiring sunset that will have…

A Slice of Santa Cruz County Heaven

Ever heard the phrase, “I need a vacation after that vacation”? The harsh reality that you may have over packed your itinerary and instead of getting that much needed break, you were left feeling rushed, scheduled & anything but relaxed. If that sounds remotely familiar than it may be time for one of these peaceful…

Fan Photo of the Week

This week’s Fan Photo was chosen in celebration our #SCWildflowers Instagram Photo Contest happening now! Just look at the beauty being shared in the contest! This is a Capitola “lavender sunrise” submitted by Instagram fan, @zark_appleyard. Enter your Santa Cruz County wildflower photos by using the hashtag, #SCWildflowers, and visit our blog for more contest details…

Fan Photo of the Week

This week’s Fan Photo is a #SantaCruzNow West Cliff sunset from just yesterday – it doesn’t get much fresher than that! Instagram fan, @malynsc, captured this lovely evening and captioned the photo saying “the ice plants meet the sunset.” Bravo, @malynsc! We love these gorgeous spring views! There’s endless beauty to be discovered in Santa Cruz…

#SCWildflowers Instagram Photo Contest!

WHAT: To celebrate spring, wildflowers and our beautiful Santa Cruz State Parks, @VisitSantaCruz is running a photo contest on Instagram so we can share the wildflower love! WHEN: Contest begins Tuesday, March 24, 2015 and ends Monday, April 27, 2015 WHERE: Any Santa Cruz County State Park & throughout Santa Cruz County HOW: Simply snap…

CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN SANTA CRUZ GETAWAY WITH LET’S CRUZ VACATION CONTEST!

This season, the Santa Cruz County Conference & Visitors Council (CVC) is encouraging visitors to “find their flow” in California’s favorite beachside destination. Have you always admired wave riders? Take a surfing lesson with an experienced pro. Are you a foodie at heart? A private artisan olive oil and vinegar tasting awaits! Love redwood trees and heights? Combine the two…