Category Archives: Attractions

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…

California Beer Festival Santa Cruz

The event kicks off on Friday night with live music and a Food and Beer Pairing Competition. This VIP evening includes unlimited access to samples of chef’s specials carefully paired with craft beer. Saturday is Craft Beer Heaven – featuring over 85 craft beers on tap to sample from, mouth watering food and live entertainment. On Sunday,…

Watsonville Strawberry Festival at Monterey Bay

Don’t miss the 22nd Annual Strawberry Festival happening the weekend of August 6-7 in Historic Downtown Watsonville! This yearly event serves up a menu of strawberry delights, non-stop entertainment, gooey contests, arts & crafts, delicious dishes and much more. Fun for the whole family and admission is free! EVENT LOCATION & DETAILS: Historic Downtown Watsonville, CA…

44th Annual Wharf to Wharf: “The best little road race in California”

The annual 6-mile, scenic, seaside run from Santa Cruz to Capitola-by-the-Sea is widely acclaimed “the best little road race in California”. The Wharf to Wharf is the biggest summer event of its kind on the West Coast and whether you’re a runner, cheerleader or spectator, Santa Cruz will be buzzing with excitement! The race route…

More than a dozen ways to celebrate with mom in Santa Cruz County

We all know taking care of mom is important… and with Mother’s Day just around the corner (it is THIS Sunday, May 8) you hopefully have your plans nailed down. But if you don’t, no need to panic – we’ve compiled an amazing list of ways you can treat mom to the very best. Whether…

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…

Get on the Bay with a Scenic Yacht Charter

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary has been called the Serengeti of the Sea and now is a great time to see why. Just months ago schools of anchovies were flooding the bay, luring large numbers of marine mammals. Humpback whales, dolphins, sea otters and seals were regular sights along the Santa Cruz shore. Although…

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…

Spring Break Feels at the Boardwalk

Nothing says Spring Break like a sunny day at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Ride the Giant Dipper, grab a corn dog, get a little Vitamin D on the beach…it’s kinda the perfect way to unplug from the grind and have some serious fun! Take a peek at a few photos from our fans who…

Discover the Seaside Haven of Davenport

Ten miles north of Santa Cruz lies the quaint, 19th century coastal town of Davenport. Perched on dramatic coastal bluffs, the tiny town is home to huge scenery and historic buildings filled with contemporary eateries. Here’s what you’ll enjoy on a quick stroll through the cozy hamlet. Whale City Bakery What was once a roadside…

Category Archives: Attractions

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…

California Beer Festival Santa Cruz

The event kicks off on Friday night with live music and a Food and Beer Pairing Competition. This VIP evening includes unlimited access to samples of chef’s specials carefully paired with craft beer. Saturday is Craft Beer Heaven – featuring over 85 craft beers on tap to sample from, mouth watering food and live entertainment. On Sunday,…

Watsonville Strawberry Festival at Monterey Bay

Don’t miss the 22nd Annual Strawberry Festival happening the weekend of August 6-7 in Historic Downtown Watsonville! This yearly event serves up a menu of strawberry delights, non-stop entertainment, gooey contests, arts & crafts, delicious dishes and much more. Fun for the whole family and admission is free! EVENT LOCATION & DETAILS: Historic Downtown Watsonville, CA…

44th Annual Wharf to Wharf: “The best little road race in California”

The annual 6-mile, scenic, seaside run from Santa Cruz to Capitola-by-the-Sea is widely acclaimed “the best little road race in California”. The Wharf to Wharf is the biggest summer event of its kind on the West Coast and whether you’re a runner, cheerleader or spectator, Santa Cruz will be buzzing with excitement! The race route…

More than a dozen ways to celebrate with mom in Santa Cruz County

We all know taking care of mom is important… and with Mother’s Day just around the corner (it is THIS Sunday, May 8) you hopefully have your plans nailed down. But if you don’t, no need to panic – we’ve compiled an amazing list of ways you can treat mom to the very best. Whether…

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…

Get on the Bay with a Scenic Yacht Charter

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary has been called the Serengeti of the Sea and now is a great time to see why. Just months ago schools of anchovies were flooding the bay, luring large numbers of marine mammals. Humpback whales, dolphins, sea otters and seals were regular sights along the Santa Cruz shore. Although…

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…

Spring Break Feels at the Boardwalk

Nothing says Spring Break like a sunny day at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Ride the Giant Dipper, grab a corn dog, get a little Vitamin D on the beach…it’s kinda the perfect way to unplug from the grind and have some serious fun! Take a peek at a few photos from our fans who…

Discover the Seaside Haven of Davenport

Ten miles north of Santa Cruz lies the quaint, 19th century coastal town of Davenport. Perched on dramatic coastal bluffs, the tiny town is home to huge scenery and historic buildings filled with contemporary eateries. Here’s what you’ll enjoy on a quick stroll through the cozy hamlet. Whale City Bakery What was once a roadside…