Tag Archive: beach

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…

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…

Secretly Awesome Santa Cruz

Like most destination cities, Santa Cruz enjoys its well-known touristed spots as well as its hidden gems. From concealed gardens to a killer swimming hole, these “secret” spots are those special places usually only revealed by a well-informed friend. We’ve collected a few of our favorites below. Seek them out and you’ll soon be the…

Santa Cruz Warrior Aaron Craft Shares Local Faves

Have you made it to a Santa Cruz Warriors game yet? The development team for the Golden State Warriors are the current NBA D-League champions and have advanced to the finals every year since they moved to Santa Cruz in 2012. In fact, 2015 was the first time an NBA team and their development affiliate…

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week is Here!

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week (SCRW), from Wednesday, Oct. 14 through Wednesday, Oct. 21, is an opportunity to partake in some fun, specially designed three-course menus at nearly 40 restaurants across the county. Here are the basics: participating restaurants offer SCRW prix fixe menus (they still offer their regular menus, too). Dinners cost $25 or $35…

Boardwalk’s Sky Gliding Caveman…Thoughtful Thursday

Young and old love spotting the cavemen and cavewomen around the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This guy has the best seat in the house with views of the beach and Boardwalk.  

Fan Photo of the Week

Welcome to Winter in Santa Cruz… Winter in Santa Cruz County is full of surprises – like beach days, fantastic tide pooling with King Tides, crisp redwood hikes, and a neverending horizon of gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. The landscape is already beginning to show signs of spring and the clear days will have you waving…

Fan Photo of the Week

This week’s Fan Photo comes from a recent #SantaCruzNow by Instagram fan, @sarahcurrydesign.  Last Friday’s sunset lit up the Santa Cruz County skies and put on a fiery show that was definitely one to be remembered.  Thanks Sarah for sharing your lovely sunset shot taken from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! Now here’s one of…

Santa Cruz Wharf Turns 100

Santa Cruz has numerous public promenades that flaunt its natural splendor. The Westside’s West Cliff Drive and Pleasure Point’s East Cliff Drive are great examples. But none capture the area’s history, atmosphere and bayside beauty more than the Santa Cruz Wharf. This year, the timber titan celebrates it’s 100th year. It was built in 1914…

Fan Photo of the Week

Check out this fiery sunrise over the hook at Pleasure Point.  Thanks Instagram fan, @gnarchive, for this perfectly peaceful #SantaCruzNow shot. There’s endless beauty to be discovered in Santa Cruz County!  Share your Santa Cruz photos with us by using #SantaCruzNow.  Select photos will be re-posted on our social media channels with photo credit.  Hope to…

Tag Archive: beach

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…

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…

Secretly Awesome Santa Cruz

Like most destination cities, Santa Cruz enjoys its well-known touristed spots as well as its hidden gems. From concealed gardens to a killer swimming hole, these “secret” spots are those special places usually only revealed by a well-informed friend. We’ve collected a few of our favorites below. Seek them out and you’ll soon be the…

Santa Cruz Warrior Aaron Craft Shares Local Faves

Have you made it to a Santa Cruz Warriors game yet? The development team for the Golden State Warriors are the current NBA D-League champions and have advanced to the finals every year since they moved to Santa Cruz in 2012. In fact, 2015 was the first time an NBA team and their development affiliate…

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week is Here!

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week (SCRW), from Wednesday, Oct. 14 through Wednesday, Oct. 21, is an opportunity to partake in some fun, specially designed three-course menus at nearly 40 restaurants across the county. Here are the basics: participating restaurants offer SCRW prix fixe menus (they still offer their regular menus, too). Dinners cost $25 or $35…

Boardwalk’s Sky Gliding Caveman…Thoughtful Thursday

Young and old love spotting the cavemen and cavewomen around the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This guy has the best seat in the house with views of the beach and Boardwalk.  

Fan Photo of the Week

Welcome to Winter in Santa Cruz… Winter in Santa Cruz County is full of surprises – like beach days, fantastic tide pooling with King Tides, crisp redwood hikes, and a neverending horizon of gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. The landscape is already beginning to show signs of spring and the clear days will have you waving…

Fan Photo of the Week

This week’s Fan Photo comes from a recent #SantaCruzNow by Instagram fan, @sarahcurrydesign.  Last Friday’s sunset lit up the Santa Cruz County skies and put on a fiery show that was definitely one to be remembered.  Thanks Sarah for sharing your lovely sunset shot taken from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! Now here’s one of…

Santa Cruz Wharf Turns 100

Santa Cruz has numerous public promenades that flaunt its natural splendor. The Westside’s West Cliff Drive and Pleasure Point’s East Cliff Drive are great examples. But none capture the area’s history, atmosphere and bayside beauty more than the Santa Cruz Wharf. This year, the timber titan celebrates it’s 100th year. It was built in 1914…

Fan Photo of the Week

Check out this fiery sunrise over the hook at Pleasure Point.  Thanks Instagram fan, @gnarchive, for this perfectly peaceful #SantaCruzNow shot. There’s endless beauty to be discovered in Santa Cruz County!  Share your Santa Cruz photos with us by using #SantaCruzNow.  Select photos will be re-posted on our social media channels with photo credit.  Hope to…