Category Archives: Fan Photo Feature

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…

Trail Guide: Goat Rock at Castle Rock SP

I love using Instagram as a way to get inspired for travels and adventures. A quick location search and I can see a slew of current (sometimes practically live) photos of spots I’m looking to explore. On my latest hunt for a good hike I searched Castle Rock State Park and kept seeing these amazing…

SUP Santa Cruz!

Have you tried stand up paddle boarding – better known as SUP? Let these photos inspire you to take to the Monterey Bay and enjoy a day exploring over the open water!  As if the photos weren’t enough, check out these facts about the gorgeous Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: The Monterey Bay submarine canyon…

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,…

Say Hello to Pleasure Point

We get it, it’s hard to fit everything in on one trip, but next time you’re in town be sure to spend some time in Pleasure Point. Need some convincing? We’ll keep it short and sweet with these quick reasons to hit up this little seaside surf town. You can begin your day with breakfast burritos…

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…

2016 #SCWildflowers Photo Contest Winner!

Task: sift through loads of beautiful Santa Cruz County wildflower photos and choose one winner…It’s not easy, but someone’s gotta do it! And that we did. Congrats to Instagram fan, @cafin, for her winning shot taken in Davenport! We just loved the north county #SCWildflowers submission and are stoked to award her with the prize of a…

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…

Big Basin is My Happy Place

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, making people this happy since 1902! FUN FACTS “Some of these giants are more than 50 feet around and as tall as the Statue of Liberty. At 1,000 to 2,500 years old, some may predate the Roman Empire. The park also offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, lush waterfalls,…

Category Archives: Fan Photo Feature

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…

Trail Guide: Goat Rock at Castle Rock SP

I love using Instagram as a way to get inspired for travels and adventures. A quick location search and I can see a slew of current (sometimes practically live) photos of spots I’m looking to explore. On my latest hunt for a good hike I searched Castle Rock State Park and kept seeing these amazing…

SUP Santa Cruz!

Have you tried stand up paddle boarding – better known as SUP? Let these photos inspire you to take to the Monterey Bay and enjoy a day exploring over the open water!  As if the photos weren’t enough, check out these facts about the gorgeous Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: The Monterey Bay submarine canyon…

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,…

Say Hello to Pleasure Point

We get it, it’s hard to fit everything in on one trip, but next time you’re in town be sure to spend some time in Pleasure Point. Need some convincing? We’ll keep it short and sweet with these quick reasons to hit up this little seaside surf town. You can begin your day with breakfast burritos…

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…

2016 #SCWildflowers Photo Contest Winner!

Task: sift through loads of beautiful Santa Cruz County wildflower photos and choose one winner…It’s not easy, but someone’s gotta do it! And that we did. Congrats to Instagram fan, @cafin, for her winning shot taken in Davenport! We just loved the north county #SCWildflowers submission and are stoked to award her with the prize of a…

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…

Big Basin is My Happy Place

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, making people this happy since 1902! FUN FACTS “Some of these giants are more than 50 feet around and as tall as the Statue of Liberty. At 1,000 to 2,500 years old, some may predate the Roman Empire. The park also offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, lush waterfalls,…