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…

Where to Find Santa Cruz’s Best Margaritas

Days are getting warmer, flip-flops are replacing rain boots, and colorful patio umbrellas are being raised all over town. Yep, it’s Margarita season here in Santa Cruz and, with Cinco de Mayo happening this week, we’re craving this zingy, refreshing drink. In Santa Cruz, you can sip the world’s most popular drink poolside, beachfront, or…

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…