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!

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There’s endless beauty to be discovered in Santa Cruz County!  Whether your visiting us internationally, domestically or you’re a local, share your Santa Cruz photos with us by using #SantaCruzNow.  Select photos will be re-posted on our social media channels with photo credit.  Hope to see your photos soon; we love seeing Santa Cruz through your lens!

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#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…

Fan Photo of the Week

This week’s Fan Photo features the newly opened Rio Vista Luxury Suites, a boutique hotel in the Beach Hill neighborhood of Santa Cruz. This unique shot was captured by Instagram fan, @dartulo, and we are just loving that adorable window & ocean view! More info on Rio Vista Luxury Suites: This historic property – designated…

Top Spots to Tie the Knot in Santa Cruz

With both a loving climate and scenery you could spend the rest of your life with, Santa Cruz is the perfect backdrop for your big day. Here’s a handy guide to our favorite wedding venues with plenty of wow for a memorable celebration. All you need is the rice! WATERFRONT Add Monterey Bay to the…

Fan Photo of the Week

One of our favorite views…a hilltop glimpse of Capitola Village! Thanks Instagram fan, @santacruzpics, for sharing these gorgeous vistas of our beloved Capitola Beach, Wharf & Village. Want more info on Capitola? Take a stroll through the village and plan your next visit! There’s endless beauty to be discovered in Santa Cruz County!  Whether your visiting…

Fan Photo of the Week

This week’s Fan Photo is from a truly talented photographer who we’re always happy to see #SantaCruzNow photos from – @jlwxthomas! Thanks for another great shot during a visit to Santa Cruz County. This one is from a popular spot up the coast called, Shark Fin Cove, in Davenport. Great capture, Julie; we look forward to…

Fan Photo of the Week

This week’s Fan Photos are from Instagram fan, @elatlboy, who recently visited one of his favorite places as a child – the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Check out his blog, “Returning to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk” where he shares photos from his recent visit and memories from his childhood. In his blog he says,…

Instagram Tour of Santa Cruz

This post could have so many names…An ode to Instagram, Santa Cruz According to Instagram, Top Spots to Instagram in Santa Cruz…you get the picture. But instead, I’ll just go with – Instagram Tour of Santa Cruz. These are photos sourced by Visit Santa Cruz fans who post photos using the hashtag, #SantaCruzNow, to share their favorite…

Fan Photo of the Week

This week’s Fan Photos were taken by Instagrammer, @seeninsantacruz, at the beautiful Wilder Ranch State Park. These 7,000 gorgeous coastal acres are full of places to explore – it’s no wonder we included it on our 2015 Santa Cruz Must-Sees list! Just be sure to say hello to the local residents on your next visit….