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February 26, 2018

Win A Customizable Vacation to Santa Cruz County!

Spring is in the air and Visit Santa Cruz County would like to celebrate the season with a fabulous vacation giveaway! That's right, you can enter now to WIN a stay in Santa Cruz! But this isn't your average vacation giveaway package; this one is completely CUSTOMIZABLE! Submit your entry and you could win a Grand Prize of: a two-night stay at the beachfront Dream Inn Santa Cruz, four tickets to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and four passes to Roaring Camp Railroads, PLUS choose four additional activities from a list of uniquely Santa Cruz options, including kayaking, beer tasting, wine tasting, zip-lining through the redwoods, spa treatments, e-bike rental, and more!

The contest runs from March 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018. Along with the main "Let’s Cruz Customizable Vacation Getaway" Grand Prize, there will also be additional Boardwalk and Roaring Camp ticket giveaways, plus a few mini vacation contests on the Visit Santa Cruz Facebook page - so be sure to follow! Check out the contest sponsors below, plus the THIRTEEN activity options, and get a taste of what's to come throughout spring!


Renowned glass artist, Ann Morhauser, of Annieglass has been dazzling the world with her stunning, one-of-a-kind glassware for decades and Santa Cruz County is fortunate to have her studio factory right here in Watsonville. Annieglass is open to the public for factory tours and wine tasting, and recently added "Craftbar" to the mix. The Craftbar offers workshops and a variety of hands-on classes including: making succulent gardens using Annieglass, building a pinch pot or slab built vase out of clay, carving potatoes into printing blocks to make tea towels, or even making your own glass plate with Annie. Interested? Check out Annieglass and also be sure to select the Craftbar Experience as one of your four customizable activity selections in the main contest!

► Choose as one of four customizable activities included in the Grand Prize package: Craft Bar Experience at Annieglass

Dream Inn Santa Cruz
The stunning waterfront setting at the Dream Inn—overlooking Cowell Beach—is reason enough to want to book a stay! Ideally located next to the Santa Cruz Wharf, the Beach Boardwalk, and stunning West Cliff Drive, the Dream Inn is an iconic fixture of Santa Cruz vacationing. And guest or not, the on-site Aquarius Restaurant and Jack O'Neill Lounge boast the same gorgeous beach views as the hotel rooms, plus tasty cocktails and dishes await! And a big bonus, this year's grand prize includes a two-night stay at this gorgeous oceanfront hotel!

► Automatically included in the Grand Prize package!

Seascape Beach Resort
Perched on spectacular seaside bluffs above the Monterey Bay, Seascape Beach Resort captures the natural splendor, sunny vibes, and beachy goodness of the California coast. See what Seascape Beach Resort has to offer and be sure to watch our Facebook page closely for a Facebook-exclusive giveaway that will include a stay at this awe-inspiring oceanfront resort, complete with a bonfire and S'mores on the beach!

► Included in an additional mini-vacay giveaway package, separate from the Grand Prize package!​

Pajaro Dunes Resort
Tucked into grass-shrouded sand dunes on the southern shores of Santa Cruz County, Pajaro Dunes Resort enjoys an especially scenic slice of the Monterey Bay. With an architecturally striking mix of vacation rentals that blend into peaceful seaside surroundings, there’s much to love about this leisurely beach community. Follow our Facebook page for an exclusive mid-spring, mini-vacay giveaway that will include a two-night, two-bedroom condo stay at this best-kept secret of Santa Cruz County!

► Included in an additional mini-vacay giveaway package, separate from the Grand Prize package!

Chaminade Resort & Spa
With a stunning hilltop setting and vibrant landscaped grounds rippling with fountains, it’s little wonder why Chaminade is a favorite vacation and special event destination. The relaxing, nature-filled retreat feels remote yet is only ten minutes from downtown, offering guests easy access to local attractions. Chaminade is also a day guest favorite with scenic and delicious (and pet-friendly) dining and their expansive spa treatment offerings. If relaxing nature-side is your thing, be sure to select Spa Treatments at Chaminade Resort & Spa when customizing your dream vacation!

► Choose as one of four customizable activities included in the Grand Prize package: Mini-Spa Treatment at Chaminade Resort & Spa

Capitola BIA
Capitola is California's oldest seaside resort town and continues to steal the hearts of all who visit. Its colorful buildings, many murals, and quaint beach town vibe add to the charm that is the Capitola Village. The beautiful Capitola Beach and Wharf, charming shops and restaurants, and year-round special events make the Village a place to gather, explore, relax, and enjoy. Everything from seaside wine tasting and boutique shops to paddleboarding and boat rentals, the Capitola Village is the one-stop-shop for an oceanfront vacation.


As you've hopefully gathered, the Let's Cruz Customizable Vacation Getaway is all about YOU and what YOU want to do on your perfect Santa Cruz Vacation. The Grand Prize includes a two-night stay at the Dream Inn Santa Cruz, four tickets to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and four passes to Roaring Camp Railroads, plus your four selections from this list of prizes and activities:

The contest is live, so enter now! And be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for additional contest info, mini-giveaways, and loads of prizes throughout the season!

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