Fan Photo of the Week

This week’s Fan Photo comes from Instagrammer, @ntrujillo66! Thank you for sharing such a lovely shot of one of our favorite places – Capitola Village! @ntrujullo66CapitolaBLOG

Capitola Village is one of those quintessential spots on any Santa Cruz County itinerary.  When you visit this seaside resort town, be sure to bring your camera and snap a few shots of all the beauty that surrounds this quaint village.  Here is a quick list of our favorites spots to see and photograph.

COLORFUL BEACH FRONT CONDOS

CapitolaVenician

CAPITOLA WHARF

Wharf

CAPITOLA BEACH

Capitolasm

STOCKTON BRIDGE

Bridge

RESTAURANT PATIO VIEW

Photo by Garrick Ramirez

Photo by Garrick Ramirez

TREASURES

Treasures found at Village Mouse - photo by Garrick Ramirez

Treasures found at Village Mouse – photo by Garrick Ramirez

There’s endless beauty to be discovered in Santa Cruz County!  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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Fan Photo of the Week

This week’s Fan Photo of the Week feature happens to be Fan PHOTOS of the Week!  Instagram fan, @jabelico, took to the bay and enjoyed a day of kayaking with her family on the coast, including touring around the beautiful Santa Cruz Wharf.  She rented from Kayak Connection at the Santa Cruz Harbor and said it…

5 Best Bites

Despite arriving first, appetizers can feel secondary to a meal — kind of like the Garfunkel and Oates of the dinner table. But who doesn’t love a good appetizer? When you arrive hungry to a restaurant, nothing is more anticipated than the moment an appetizer plate hits the table. Plus, sometimes you just want to…

Fan Photo of the Week

Check out this glassy barrel shot by a talented young local – Julian McGuinness.  See more of Julian’s photos on his Instagram, @julianmcguinness, and check out his recent wave video footage on YouTube.  We’re pretty sure we’re going to be seeing a lot more of this young talent! There’s endless beauty to be discovered in…

Santa Cruz Wharf Turns 100

Santa Cruz has numerous public promenades that flaunt its natural splendor. The Westside’s West Cliff Drive and Pleasure Point’s East Cliff Drive are great examples. But none capture the area’s history, atmosphere and bayside beauty more than the Santa Cruz Wharf. This year, the timber titan celebrates it’s 100th year. It was built in 1914…

Fan Photo of the Week

Check out this fiery sunrise over the hook at Pleasure Point.  Thanks Instagram fan, @gnarchive, for this perfectly peaceful #SantaCruzNow shot. There’s endless beauty to be discovered in Santa Cruz County!  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…

Breakfast on the Inn-side

Those who like to stay at a Bed & Breakfast are seeking charm. Historic architecture, friendly conversation, restored craftsmanship, manicured gardens, these are the things that infuse a trip with more that just a room to sleep in. We are looking for comfort and an extra bit of ambiance to make our well deserved vacations…

Fan Photo of the Week

This week’s fan photo feature comes from a real pro, @grant_ly!  Check out his Instragam page and his awesome gallery on Surfline’s website! There is endless beauty to be discovered in Santa Cruz County!  Share your Santa Cruz photos with us by using #SantaCruzNow.  Select photos will be reposted on our social media channels with photo…

A Stroll Through Capitola Village

The quaint seaside village of Capitola began as a humble tent camp along the shore of the Monterey Bay. Camp Capitola, as it was known, welcomed its first guests in 1874 making it the first beach resort in California. A few years later, it premiered a magnificent wood-frame Victorian hotel — Hotel Capitola — that…

Fan Photo of the Week

Another amazing shot by one of our talented Instagram fans!  Thanks @jenbell699 for capturing such beauty and power! There is endless beauty to be discovered in Santa Cruz County!  Share your Santa Cruz photos with us by using #SantaCruzNow.  Select photos will be reposted on our social media channels with photo credit.  Hope to see your…