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Mission Inn – Your Perfect Westside Stay

MISSION INN Located on the Westside of Santa Cruz, Mission Inn is just a hop away from the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, while being at the gateway of north county’s rugged coast. West Cliff Drive, home of the famed Natural Bridges State Beach, is just minutes away. Drive up Highway 1 and Wilder Ranch, Ano…

42nd Annual Santa Cruz Fungus Fair – The Private Life of Fungi

Come to Santa Cruz and explore the Private Life of Fungi! Learn about the hundreds of beautiful and fascinating species of mushrooms found in the Santa Cruz area. Find fungi on display in a re-created woodland habitat. This unique Santa Cruz tradition features three days of fantastic fun, informative speakers and demonstrations, with fungal activities…

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week is Here!

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week (SCRW), from Wednesday, Oct. 14 through Wednesday, Oct. 21, is an opportunity to partake in some fun, specially designed three-course menus at nearly 40 restaurants across the county. Here are the basics: participating restaurants offer SCRW prix fixe menus (they still offer their regular menus, too). Dinners cost $25 or $35…

Santa Cruz County Fair 2015

Five days of fun and festivities, including a large carnival. Safe, fun and affordable! EVENT LOCATION & DETAILS: Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds 2601 East Lake Ave., off HWY 152 Watsonville, CA 831.724.5671 www.santacruzcountyfair.com  DATE: September 16 – September 20, 2015 TIME: Wed. – Fri noon – 11pm | Saturday 10am – 11pm | Sunday 10am – 10pm.

Cheers to California Wine Month!

The wine scene in Santa Cruz County is as diverse as the region’s sights and as inspired as its culture.  And so, it’s no surprise that local wineries – along with the Santa Cruz County Conference & Visitors Council – are raising a glass to California Wine Month.  Here are some fresh new ways to…

Santa Cruz County 4th of July: Safety and Clean Up

Santa Cruz County beaches will host thousands of visitors over the 4th of July weekend. In fact, it marks the busiest beach weekend of the season! In an effort to protect and preserve our beautiful county, violators who disrespect the beaches will be subject to “Triple Fines”. Read more below about specific violations of the…

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…

Reputation of Exceptional Santa Cruz Products Expands Regionally and Nationally

What do Oprah Winfrey, author John Grisham and Christina Aguilera have in common? They are all longstanding customers of Annieglass, Inc., now celebrating 30 years of creating “Art for the Table.” Is there anyone in Santa Cruz who doesn’t feel proud to say that Annieglass is made right in our own town? I certainly did…

Fan Photo of the Week

Check out this dreamy #SantaCruzNow capture by Instagram fan, @scottbell99! Have you ever ridden the Sea Swings at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk? We love to see Santa Cruz through your eyes! Share your Santa Cruz County photos with us by using #santacruznow. Select photos will be reposted on our social media channels with photo credit.

5 Best Sweet Treats

Santa Cruz has a remarkable number of ways to indulge your sweet tooth. When in town, I’ll rationalize a stop at one of the following spots for an afternoon pick-me-up. Like Jerry Seinfeld recently commented on his way to a cronut shop, sweets are like “mini vacations in your stressful day.” Here then are five…

Category Archives: Uncategorized

Mission Inn – Your Perfect Westside Stay

MISSION INN Located on the Westside of Santa Cruz, Mission Inn is just a hop away from the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, while being at the gateway of north county’s rugged coast. West Cliff Drive, home of the famed Natural Bridges State Beach, is just minutes away. Drive up Highway 1 and Wilder Ranch, Ano…

42nd Annual Santa Cruz Fungus Fair – The Private Life of Fungi

Come to Santa Cruz and explore the Private Life of Fungi! Learn about the hundreds of beautiful and fascinating species of mushrooms found in the Santa Cruz area. Find fungi on display in a re-created woodland habitat. This unique Santa Cruz tradition features three days of fantastic fun, informative speakers and demonstrations, with fungal activities…

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week is Here!

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week (SCRW), from Wednesday, Oct. 14 through Wednesday, Oct. 21, is an opportunity to partake in some fun, specially designed three-course menus at nearly 40 restaurants across the county. Here are the basics: participating restaurants offer SCRW prix fixe menus (they still offer their regular menus, too). Dinners cost $25 or $35…

Santa Cruz County Fair 2015

Five days of fun and festivities, including a large carnival. Safe, fun and affordable! EVENT LOCATION & DETAILS: Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds 2601 East Lake Ave., off HWY 152 Watsonville, CA 831.724.5671 www.santacruzcountyfair.com  DATE: September 16 – September 20, 2015 TIME: Wed. – Fri noon – 11pm | Saturday 10am – 11pm | Sunday 10am – 10pm.

Cheers to California Wine Month!

The wine scene in Santa Cruz County is as diverse as the region’s sights and as inspired as its culture.  And so, it’s no surprise that local wineries – along with the Santa Cruz County Conference & Visitors Council – are raising a glass to California Wine Month.  Here are some fresh new ways to…

Santa Cruz County 4th of July: Safety and Clean Up

Santa Cruz County beaches will host thousands of visitors over the 4th of July weekend. In fact, it marks the busiest beach weekend of the season! In an effort to protect and preserve our beautiful county, violators who disrespect the beaches will be subject to “Triple Fines”. Read more below about specific violations of the…

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…

Reputation of Exceptional Santa Cruz Products Expands Regionally and Nationally

What do Oprah Winfrey, author John Grisham and Christina Aguilera have in common? They are all longstanding customers of Annieglass, Inc., now celebrating 30 years of creating “Art for the Table.” Is there anyone in Santa Cruz who doesn’t feel proud to say that Annieglass is made right in our own town? I certainly did…

Fan Photo of the Week

Check out this dreamy #SantaCruzNow capture by Instagram fan, @scottbell99! Have you ever ridden the Sea Swings at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk? We love to see Santa Cruz through your eyes! Share your Santa Cruz County photos with us by using #santacruznow. Select photos will be reposted on our social media channels with photo credit.

5 Best Sweet Treats

Santa Cruz has a remarkable number of ways to indulge your sweet tooth. When in town, I’ll rationalize a stop at one of the following spots for an afternoon pick-me-up. Like Jerry Seinfeld recently commented on his way to a cronut shop, sweets are like “mini vacations in your stressful day.” Here then are five…