Category Archives: Pet Friendly

A Morning at Manresa State Beach…

Gorgeous sunsets are pretty standard in Santa Cruz County. They’re easy to catch, usually full of vibrant colors and pretty much always worth a look. Our sunrises are equally beautiful, but let’s be honest, not all of us are willing to sacrifice that last hour or two of shut eye to see them! Well thanks to…

Take Your Dog to the Beach Day

June 25th was Take Your Dog to Work Day, but we’re going to venture a guess that he’d rather be at the beach. And another leap – you’d rather be at the beach too! Take a peek at some recent pups living it up in Santa Cruz, CA. And take a look at this little guy, Babu,…

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…

Get Out and Enjoy the Weather!

I’m as happy as the next Californian for all this rain, but seeing that 7 day forecast full of sunshine icons & 70 degree days has me on another level of happy. Here are a few of my favorite things to do on those warm, sunny days in Santa Cruz: 1. Take a walk on West Cliff…

Event: Big Basin Hike – A Dog-Friendly Walk

Santa Cruz County has it all for dogs – beaches to dig, surf to swim, tree-lined trails to sniff. We’ve even got breweries and wineries who welcome 4-legged friends! Check out this week’s hot dog pick event – a Big Basin hike with your pooch! WHERE: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Park Headquarters WHEN: Sunday,…

Rocket’s Guide to Pet-Friendly Santa Cruz

Meet Rocket. Rocket is a fetching Rhodesian Ridgeback and proud Santa Cruz local. You may also recognize him as one of the stars of our 2013 Travelers Guide. Rocket was adopted in 2010 by Lori Siegmund and her spouse Howard Sherer – the publisher of our guide – after being rescued by the county’s animal…

Fan Photo of the Week

There’s just something about sunsets in Santa Cruz County. Seeing the vibrant hues saturate before your eyes is one of those beautiful things that seem to make any day a good one. Another nice addition to a great sunset are some silhouettes. Whether it’s dogs running on the beach, kids splashing in the waves or…

Fan Photo of the Week

This week’s Fan Photo Feature is a actually a collection of some recent “too adorable not to share” photos of dogs having their day in Santa Cruz County. From boating to boarding, these pooches know how to have a good time in Santa Cruz. Remember to Pack Your Bags with the Pooch when you visit…

Thoughtful Thursday

Slip on your robe and enjoy some “me” time at The Spa at Chaminade…you deserve it!

Your Stay, Your Way at Chaminade Resort & Spa

From atop a hill overlooking the Monterey Bay, Chaminade Resort & Spa easily earns its reputation for having one of the best views in Santa Cruz. Its unique location, with a sweeping panorama of the mountains and ocean, feels like a world away, a true escape, and yet the beach is just a 10-minute drive…

Category Archives: Pet Friendly

A Morning at Manresa State Beach…

Gorgeous sunsets are pretty standard in Santa Cruz County. They’re easy to catch, usually full of vibrant colors and pretty much always worth a look. Our sunrises are equally beautiful, but let’s be honest, not all of us are willing to sacrifice that last hour or two of shut eye to see them! Well thanks to…

Take Your Dog to the Beach Day

June 25th was Take Your Dog to Work Day, but we’re going to venture a guess that he’d rather be at the beach. And another leap – you’d rather be at the beach too! Take a peek at some recent pups living it up in Santa Cruz, CA. And take a look at this little guy, Babu,…

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…

Get Out and Enjoy the Weather!

I’m as happy as the next Californian for all this rain, but seeing that 7 day forecast full of sunshine icons & 70 degree days has me on another level of happy. Here are a few of my favorite things to do on those warm, sunny days in Santa Cruz: 1. Take a walk on West Cliff…

Event: Big Basin Hike – A Dog-Friendly Walk

Santa Cruz County has it all for dogs – beaches to dig, surf to swim, tree-lined trails to sniff. We’ve even got breweries and wineries who welcome 4-legged friends! Check out this week’s hot dog pick event – a Big Basin hike with your pooch! WHERE: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Park Headquarters WHEN: Sunday,…

Rocket’s Guide to Pet-Friendly Santa Cruz

Meet Rocket. Rocket is a fetching Rhodesian Ridgeback and proud Santa Cruz local. You may also recognize him as one of the stars of our 2013 Travelers Guide. Rocket was adopted in 2010 by Lori Siegmund and her spouse Howard Sherer – the publisher of our guide – after being rescued by the county’s animal…

Fan Photo of the Week

There’s just something about sunsets in Santa Cruz County. Seeing the vibrant hues saturate before your eyes is one of those beautiful things that seem to make any day a good one. Another nice addition to a great sunset are some silhouettes. Whether it’s dogs running on the beach, kids splashing in the waves or…

Fan Photo of the Week

This week’s Fan Photo Feature is a actually a collection of some recent “too adorable not to share” photos of dogs having their day in Santa Cruz County. From boating to boarding, these pooches know how to have a good time in Santa Cruz. Remember to Pack Your Bags with the Pooch when you visit…

Thoughtful Thursday

Slip on your robe and enjoy some “me” time at The Spa at Chaminade…you deserve it!

Your Stay, Your Way at Chaminade Resort & Spa

From atop a hill overlooking the Monterey Bay, Chaminade Resort & Spa easily earns its reputation for having one of the best views in Santa Cruz. Its unique location, with a sweeping panorama of the mountains and ocean, feels like a world away, a true escape, and yet the beach is just a 10-minute drive…