Category Archives: Where to Stay

Recipe: Buttery Banana-Nut Bread from Fairview Manor

Fairview Manor is a cozy redwood escape tucked into the lush forests of the San Lorenzo Valley. Innkeepers Gael Abayon and Jack Hazelton run a charming, nearly 100-year old guest home that sits on a beautiful patch of land alongside the San Lorenzo River. The peaceful respite is immersed in nature with squirrels darting between…

Where Comfort Meets Budget-Friendly Convenience

Memorial Day Weekend is behind us and the official, unofficial summer kickoff has begun! If you’re looking to visit Santa Cruz with a punch list of must-sees ranging from beach days and roller coasters to train rides and mountain air, than you’re probably going to want to stay somewhere that’s at the center of it all….

Recipe: Almond Poppy Seed Muffins from Flora Vista Inn

In the tiny coastal town of La Selva Beach, you’ll find the wonderful Flora Vista Inn, a historic farmhouse tucked among flowering fields near the Monterey Bay. The 1871 home — originally designed as replica of Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, IL — is now a bed & breakfast run by husband-and-wife team, Ed and Deanna…

Mission Inn – What’s New & What You’ll Love

The Mission Inn Santa Cruz is known as the go-to Westside place to stay. It’s just a hop away from the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, at the gateway of the north county’s rugged coast, and just minutes from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, West Cliff Drive, Natural Bridges and UC Santa Cruz. Clearly location is key here, but…

Chaminade Resort – A Place to Meet, Gather, Retreat & Repeat

It’s not hard to see why Chaminade Resort & Spa is a popular choice for meetings, weddings, reunions and other special events. The impressive hilltop views have a way of surprising guests with a panorama of green hills, redwoods, eucalyptus trees and of course, those ocean views. Take a peek at some of the ways…

Where to Find Santa Cruz’s Best Margaritas

Days are getting warmer, flip-flops are replacing rain boots, and colorful patio umbrellas are being raised all over town. Yep, it’s Margarita season here in Santa Cruz and, with Cinco de Mayo happening this week, we’re craving this zingy, refreshing drink. In Santa Cruz, you can sip the world’s most popular drink poolside, beachfront, or…

The Seacliff Inn – Your Convenient Retreat

In need of a relaxing vacation, but still want to be near all the action? Yes, please! The Best Western Seacliff Inn is the perfect harmony of retreat style amenities and the total convenience of being just moments away from phenomenal beaches, epic hikes, world-class golf, award winning wines and more. See some of the top reasons why…

Redwood Retreat at Hilton Santa Cruz / Scotts Valley

We’ve shared our utter love for the Hilton Santa Cruz / Scotts Valley with you before. This castle-like gem set among the redwoods is a real looker from the outside, but the luxurious accommodations and welcoming service on the inside really take it to the next level. Here are some of our favorite guest views that give…

Pajaro Dunes Resort – As Seen on TV

If you’ve ever dreamt of living on the beach, we invite you to test out the beachfront lifestyle in a house or condominium at Pajaro Dunes Resort! The secluded, serene and unmatchable Monterey Bay views are breathtaking to visitors, and they’ve caught the attention of producers too! Both the HBO limited series, “Big Little Lies“, with Nicole…

Win a Trip to Santa Cruz!

What comes to mind on your Santa Cruz dream vacation? How about experiencing the redwoods from 150 feet in air on a canopy tour. Or maybe you’ve been dreaming of seeing those whales everyone has been talking about. Whether you’re the adventurous type or would rather be sipping some fine Santa Cruz Mountain wine, Visit Santa Cruz County…

Category Archives: Where to Stay

Recipe: Buttery Banana-Nut Bread from Fairview Manor

Fairview Manor is a cozy redwood escape tucked into the lush forests of the San Lorenzo Valley. Innkeepers Gael Abayon and Jack Hazelton run a charming, nearly 100-year old guest home that sits on a beautiful patch of land alongside the San Lorenzo River. The peaceful respite is immersed in nature with squirrels darting between…

Where Comfort Meets Budget-Friendly Convenience

Memorial Day Weekend is behind us and the official, unofficial summer kickoff has begun! If you’re looking to visit Santa Cruz with a punch list of must-sees ranging from beach days and roller coasters to train rides and mountain air, than you’re probably going to want to stay somewhere that’s at the center of it all….

Recipe: Almond Poppy Seed Muffins from Flora Vista Inn

In the tiny coastal town of La Selva Beach, you’ll find the wonderful Flora Vista Inn, a historic farmhouse tucked among flowering fields near the Monterey Bay. The 1871 home — originally designed as replica of Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, IL — is now a bed & breakfast run by husband-and-wife team, Ed and Deanna…

Mission Inn – What’s New & What You’ll Love

The Mission Inn Santa Cruz is known as the go-to Westside place to stay. It’s just a hop away from the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, at the gateway of the north county’s rugged coast, and just minutes from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, West Cliff Drive, Natural Bridges and UC Santa Cruz. Clearly location is key here, but…

Chaminade Resort – A Place to Meet, Gather, Retreat & Repeat

It’s not hard to see why Chaminade Resort & Spa is a popular choice for meetings, weddings, reunions and other special events. The impressive hilltop views have a way of surprising guests with a panorama of green hills, redwoods, eucalyptus trees and of course, those ocean views. Take a peek at some of the ways…

Where to Find Santa Cruz’s Best Margaritas

Days are getting warmer, flip-flops are replacing rain boots, and colorful patio umbrellas are being raised all over town. Yep, it’s Margarita season here in Santa Cruz and, with Cinco de Mayo happening this week, we’re craving this zingy, refreshing drink. In Santa Cruz, you can sip the world’s most popular drink poolside, beachfront, or…

The Seacliff Inn – Your Convenient Retreat

In need of a relaxing vacation, but still want to be near all the action? Yes, please! The Best Western Seacliff Inn is the perfect harmony of retreat style amenities and the total convenience of being just moments away from phenomenal beaches, epic hikes, world-class golf, award winning wines and more. See some of the top reasons why…

Redwood Retreat at Hilton Santa Cruz / Scotts Valley

We’ve shared our utter love for the Hilton Santa Cruz / Scotts Valley with you before. This castle-like gem set among the redwoods is a real looker from the outside, but the luxurious accommodations and welcoming service on the inside really take it to the next level. Here are some of our favorite guest views that give…

Pajaro Dunes Resort – As Seen on TV

If you’ve ever dreamt of living on the beach, we invite you to test out the beachfront lifestyle in a house or condominium at Pajaro Dunes Resort! The secluded, serene and unmatchable Monterey Bay views are breathtaking to visitors, and they’ve caught the attention of producers too! Both the HBO limited series, “Big Little Lies“, with Nicole…

Win a Trip to Santa Cruz!

What comes to mind on your Santa Cruz dream vacation? How about experiencing the redwoods from 150 feet in air on a canopy tour. Or maybe you’ve been dreaming of seeing those whales everyone has been talking about. Whether you’re the adventurous type or would rather be sipping some fine Santa Cruz Mountain wine, Visit Santa Cruz County…