Category Archives: Beaches

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…

Your Best Stay at Seascape Beach Resort

One stay at Seascape Beach Resort and you’ll be hooked! From family vacations to romantic getaways, Seascape Beach Resort has a way of quickly becoming an annual tradition. And it’s not just those dramatic Monterey Bay views that call guests back, this picturesque resort has so much more to offer its visitors with fun activities…

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…

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…

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…

2016 #SCWildflowers Photo Contest!

WHAT: To celebrate spring, wildflowers and our beautiful Santa Cruz State Parks, we are running a photo contest on our Instagram, @VisitSantaCruz, so we can share the wildflower love! WHEN: Contest begins Tuesday, March 22, 2016 and ends Monday, April 25, 2016 WHERE: Any Santa Cruz County State Park & throughout Santa Cruz County HOW: Simply snap a picture of…

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…

Those Clouds Though…

We’ve been stoked to have some solid rain this last week, but today’s dry day was warmly welcomed! And to top it off, we saw some pretty awesome clouds! Take a peek below to see the wondrous skies captured around the county!

Category Archives: Beaches

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…

Your Best Stay at Seascape Beach Resort

One stay at Seascape Beach Resort and you’ll be hooked! From family vacations to romantic getaways, Seascape Beach Resort has a way of quickly becoming an annual tradition. And it’s not just those dramatic Monterey Bay views that call guests back, this picturesque resort has so much more to offer its visitors with fun activities…

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…

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…

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…

2016 #SCWildflowers Photo Contest!

WHAT: To celebrate spring, wildflowers and our beautiful Santa Cruz State Parks, we are running a photo contest on our Instagram, @VisitSantaCruz, so we can share the wildflower love! WHEN: Contest begins Tuesday, March 22, 2016 and ends Monday, April 25, 2016 WHERE: Any Santa Cruz County State Park & throughout Santa Cruz County HOW: Simply snap a picture of…

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…

Those Clouds Though…

We’ve been stoked to have some solid rain this last week, but today’s dry day was warmly welcomed! And to top it off, we saw some pretty awesome clouds! Take a peek below to see the wondrous skies captured around the county!