Category Archives: Family Fun

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Celebrate the 4th of July in Santa Cruz County!

Happy 4th of July from Santa Cruz County! From fireworks and family fun to parades and more, there are tons of events happening all around the county to celebrate Independence Day. See below for a quick round-up of some of the top to-dos happening on the 4th. Scotts Valley 4th of July and Fireworks Come celebrate…

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…

Where Comfort Meets Budget-Friendly Convenience

Memorial Day Weekend is behind us and the official, unofficial summer kickoff has begun! If you’re looking to visit Santa Cruz with a punch list of must-sees ranging from beach days and roller coasters to train rides and mountain air, than you’re probably going to want to stay somewhere that’s at the center of it all….

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…

Category Archives: Family Fun

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Celebrate the 4th of July in Santa Cruz County!

Happy 4th of July from Santa Cruz County! From fireworks and family fun to parades and more, there are tons of events happening all around the county to celebrate Independence Day. See below for a quick round-up of some of the top to-dos happening on the 4th. Scotts Valley 4th of July and Fireworks Come celebrate…

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…

Where Comfort Meets Budget-Friendly Convenience

Memorial Day Weekend is behind us and the official, unofficial summer kickoff has begun! If you’re looking to visit Santa Cruz with a punch list of must-sees ranging from beach days and roller coasters to train rides and mountain air, than you’re probably going to want to stay somewhere that’s at the center of it all….

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…