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September 15, 2015

Photo Tour of a Day in Santa Cruz

Photography by Garrick Ramirez

1-Capitola Wharf Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez

A beautiful sunrise peeks through the wooden piles of Capitola Wharf, built in 1857.

2-Mitchells Cove Beach Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez

Early morning at Mitchell’s Cove Beach where pups can run off-leash before 10am.

3-Protea UCSC Arboretum Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez

The morning sun sets Protea flowers ablaze at the wondrous UC Santa Cruz Arboretum.

4-Dream Inn Pool Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez

Awaiting the first swimmer of the day at the Dream Inn’s enviable bayfront pool.

5-Henry Cowell Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez

Magnificent old-growth redwoods line the easy Redwood Grove loop trail at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

6-Ferris Wheel Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez

Top of the world views from a seat aboard the colorful ferris wheel at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

7-New Brighton Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez

A quiet peek at the Monterey Bay from the blufftop picnic area of New Brighton State Beach.

8-Downtown Farmers Market Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez

Kalisa of Inzane Pops enjoys the music -- and one of her organic fruit pops -- at the weekly Downtown Santa Cruz Farmers’ Market.

9-Pajaro Dunes Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez

Stunning cloud formations over the pristine beach at Pajaro Dunes.

10-Penny Ice Creamery Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez

Time for a midday treat: a scoop of fresh ice cream topped with decadent toasted marshmallow at The Penny Ice Creamery.

11-The Hook Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez

A scene from The Hook, a world renowned surf spot at 41st Ave and Portola in Pleasure Point.

12-Alfaro Winery Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez

Two friends catch up over a bottle of Pinot at the pastoral Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery.

13-NuBo Brew Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez

Staff at the stylish New Bohemia Brewing Company tasting room prepare for the happy hour rush.

14-Hulas Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez

The tiki gods smile upon on the richly decorated dining room at Hula’s Island Grill.

15-Shadowbrook Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez

The petite cable car at Shadowbrook Restaurant makes its first descent of the night. Installed in the mid-fifties, it completes hundreds of trips each night.

16-Crows Nest Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez

The beachfront patios at The Crow’s Nest fill as the sun starts to descend into the Bay.

17-Babbling Brook Inn Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez

A massive water wheel at the cozy Babbling Brook Inn churns over a year-round brook that flows by guests rooms on its way to Neary Lagoon.

18-Seascape Resort Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez

A dramatic sunset as seen from the patio terrace at Seascape Beach Resort.



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