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January 12, 2015

A Guide to Santa Cruz B&Bs

While hotels are often geared for business and efficiency – like the proverbial Cliff Bars of lodging – Bed & Breakfasts are geared for leisure. Think of hotels as the big summer blockbuster and B&Bs are your favorite independent, art-house flick. They're human-scale and human-paced, peaceful and personal. Plus, they’re often housed in buildings that capture a sense of place and speak to its history and

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December 16, 2014

Explore the (Hidden) San Lorenzo Valley

San Lorenzo Valley Opener Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez San Lorenzo Valley
All Photos by Garrick Ramirez
Hidden from plain view, the wildly scenic

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November 11, 2014

Top 5 Places for Public Art

Santa Cruz County enjoys a fab collection of art thanks to its many independent artists and local institutions like the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH). But you needn't step foot in a studio or museum to view great art works. Public art dots Santa Cruz’s scenic landscape with pieces that speak to its history, culture and surroundings. Here are five

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October 08, 2014

Evergreen Cemetery

Do you know about Santa Cruz's pioneer cemetery, Evergreen? The Gold Rush era treasure is a stone's throw from the free samples at Costco, yet it’s possible you've zipped past it on Highway 1 without realizing one of California's most enthralling historic sites was hidden in plain view.

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September 24, 2014

Nina Simon is MAHvelous

All photos by Garrick Ramirez Photo by Garrick Ramirez

The first thing guests see when they walk into the Santa Cruz Museum

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