Thoughtful Thursday

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Sky Glider

Rise above the crowd and take in the sights at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Giant Dipper Thrilling Visitors for 90 Years

The summer after my freshman year at UC Santa Cruz, I found a job and housing with the best commute ever. After a short bus ride and walk, home was just a roller coaster ride away on the world-famous Giant Dipper. I especially couldn’t help myself on Mondays and Tuesdays, then known as “50-cent Nights”…

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Day or night, relax and unwind by the Japanese Koi pond at the Best Western Seacliff Inn.

Best Western Seacliff Inn – Designed for Your Perfect Vacation

Switching to vacation mode is pretty easy at the Best Western Seacliff Inn in Aptos, California. As you make your way to a well-appointed guest room or spacious suite, your senses will come alive. Maybe it’s the smell of homestyle-cooking at Severino’s Bar & Grill where the only decisions you’ll be making are whether to…

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No need for speed while crossing the sky bridge at Mount Hermon Redwood Canopy Tours. Just a chance to stop and take in all the beauty from 150 feet in the air.

Adrenaline-filled Adventure in the Redwoods

“She flies through the air with the greatest of ease, that daring young mom zip lining through the trees.” Yes, that daring young mom was ME—I zip lined with Mount Hermon Redwood Canopy Tours and it wasn’t even on my 2014 bucket list. But it should be on yours! Having lived and hiked in Santa…

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Thanks to Ben Ingram for submitting our “Thoughtful Thursday” Photo of the Week! Sweet silhouette of a surfer at sunset…try saying that five times fast! Lighthouse Point also makes a nice backdrop…thanks for sharing, Ben! We LOVE to see Santa Cruz through your lens! Every week we’ll pick a newly submitted photo to feature on…

Thoughtful Thursday

Thanks to Jason Johnson of XLjphotography for submitting this week’s “Thoughtful Thursday” Photo of the Week! Waking up for a sunrise is well worth it, don’t you think? We LOVE to see Santa Cruz through your lens! Every week we’ll pick a newly submitted photo to feature on “Thoughtful Thursday.” Just send your pics, along…

What’s a POPUP?

One of the more unique additions to the Santa Cruz food + drink scene is POPUP, a new concept from Zach Davis and Kendra Baker, the team behind the beloved Penny Ice Creamery and The Picnic Basket. POPUP is tucked into a petit space adjacent to their newly opened Assembly Restaurant. It’s a charming spot…

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Thank you to Facebook fan, Gina Orlando, for submitting this week’s “Thoughtful Thursday” Photo of the Week!  As if the views along Highway 1 weren’t scenic enough! Take advantage of the weather this weekend and do some exploring up the coast…Wilder Ranch, Davenport, Bonny Doon Vineyards Tasting Room, Swanton Berry Farm, Rancho del Oso Nature…