Category Archives: Family Fun

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…

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…

Mission Inn – What’s New & What You’ll Love

The Mission Inn Santa Cruz is known as the go-to Westside place to stay. It’s just a hop away from the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, at the gateway of the north county’s rugged coast, and just minutes from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, West Cliff Drive, Natural Bridges and UC Santa Cruz. Clearly location is key here, but…

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…

Chaminade Resort – A Place to Meet, Gather, Retreat & Repeat

It’s not hard to see why Chaminade Resort & Spa is a popular choice for meetings, weddings, reunions and other special events. The impressive hilltop views have a way of surprising guests with a panorama of green hills, redwoods, eucalyptus trees and of course, those ocean views. Take a peek at some of the ways…

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…

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…

Category Archives: Family Fun

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…

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…

Mission Inn – What’s New & What You’ll Love

The Mission Inn Santa Cruz is known as the go-to Westside place to stay. It’s just a hop away from the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, at the gateway of the north county’s rugged coast, and just minutes from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, West Cliff Drive, Natural Bridges and UC Santa Cruz. Clearly location is key here, but…

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…

Chaminade Resort – A Place to Meet, Gather, Retreat & Repeat

It’s not hard to see why Chaminade Resort & Spa is a popular choice for meetings, weddings, reunions and other special events. The impressive hilltop views have a way of surprising guests with a panorama of green hills, redwoods, eucalyptus trees and of course, those ocean views. Take a peek at some of the ways…

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…

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…