Category Archives: Attractions

Loch Lomond: Santa Cruz’s Awesome Hidden Lake

Among Santa Cruz’s best kept secrets, the Loch Lomond Recreation Area might be the most spectacular. Hidden amidst the lush redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the glistening lake draws visitors with scenery, serenity, and activities such as boating, picnicking, and hiking. And now that Loch Lomond is open for the first time in…

POKÉMON GO to Santa Cruz!

Are you Team Pokémon GO or Team Pokemon Go Away? There are probably three different responses to this question: 1. Team Pokémon GO; 2. Team Pokémon Go Away; or 3. What are you even talking about!? Whatever your response, we decided to give Pokémon GO a quick 15 minutes and highlight a few recent visitors to the area. And if you…

Dream Bike Tour of Santa Cruz

With majestic palm trees, cool bay breezes and stunning waterfront views, is there a more exhilarating way to see Santa Cruz’s shoreline than on two wheels? We recently teamed up with Noelle Stearns, Events Coordinator at The Dream Inn, to cruise West Cliff Drive, a ridiculously scenic promenade that links the best of Santa Cruz’s…

Gone Fishing: Where to Cast a Line in Santa Cruz County

Deep sea and miles offshore or relaxed reservoir casts in the mountains, Santa Cruz County has a slew of gorgeous places to toss a line. Check out these tops spots to go fishing and let the fish stories begin! SANTA CRUZ WHARF Drop your line a half a mile out over the Monterey Bay while…

This is How We Cruz: Annie Pautsch of Brew Cruz Tours Us Around Santa Cruz [VIDEOS]

To bring to life some of great stories and places you’ll find in Santa Cruz, we created a pair of videos that highlight some of our most captivating residents. You’ll see us drink beer with the Santa Cruz Derby Girls, toast with New Bohemia Brewing Co. owner Dan Satterthwaite, and explore downtown’s bustling farmers’ market with…

2016 Summer Guide to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Is there any purer expression of summer than a day at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk? For over 100 years, the seaside amusement park has thrilled all ages with its festive mix of sun, fun and nostalgia. It’s just as enchanting today as the day it opened in 1907 and it continues to delight with…

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…

Category Archives: Attractions

Loch Lomond: Santa Cruz’s Awesome Hidden Lake

Among Santa Cruz’s best kept secrets, the Loch Lomond Recreation Area might be the most spectacular. Hidden amidst the lush redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the glistening lake draws visitors with scenery, serenity, and activities such as boating, picnicking, and hiking. And now that Loch Lomond is open for the first time in…

POKÉMON GO to Santa Cruz!

Are you Team Pokémon GO or Team Pokemon Go Away? There are probably three different responses to this question: 1. Team Pokémon GO; 2. Team Pokémon Go Away; or 3. What are you even talking about!? Whatever your response, we decided to give Pokémon GO a quick 15 minutes and highlight a few recent visitors to the area. And if you…

Dream Bike Tour of Santa Cruz

With majestic palm trees, cool bay breezes and stunning waterfront views, is there a more exhilarating way to see Santa Cruz’s shoreline than on two wheels? We recently teamed up with Noelle Stearns, Events Coordinator at The Dream Inn, to cruise West Cliff Drive, a ridiculously scenic promenade that links the best of Santa Cruz’s…

Gone Fishing: Where to Cast a Line in Santa Cruz County

Deep sea and miles offshore or relaxed reservoir casts in the mountains, Santa Cruz County has a slew of gorgeous places to toss a line. Check out these tops spots to go fishing and let the fish stories begin! SANTA CRUZ WHARF Drop your line a half a mile out over the Monterey Bay while…

This is How We Cruz: Annie Pautsch of Brew Cruz Tours Us Around Santa Cruz [VIDEOS]

To bring to life some of great stories and places you’ll find in Santa Cruz, we created a pair of videos that highlight some of our most captivating residents. You’ll see us drink beer with the Santa Cruz Derby Girls, toast with New Bohemia Brewing Co. owner Dan Satterthwaite, and explore downtown’s bustling farmers’ market with…

2016 Summer Guide to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Is there any purer expression of summer than a day at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk? For over 100 years, the seaside amusement park has thrilled all ages with its festive mix of sun, fun and nostalgia. It’s just as enchanting today as the day it opened in 1907 and it continues to delight with…

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…