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May 25, 2017

Summer Fun at the Beach Boardwalk

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For us, seasonal pairings are a given: fall and pumpkins, winter and snowmen, spring and wildflowers, and summer and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Right now, kids are measuring themselves to see if they’re finally tall enough to ride the Giant Dipper roller coaster, and adults are budgeting dietary allowances for the promise of corn dogs and funnel cakes. The Boardwalk did some prepping for the new season, too, with a whopping $14 million worth of new rides, updated attractions, and cool enhancements. Here’s a peek of what new fun the Boardwalk has in store for 2017.

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May 17, 2017

Our Picks for a Sunny Santa Cruz County Summer

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The days are becoming warmer, schoolkids are getting antsy, and vacation plans are shaping up. Summer’s nearly here and we’ve got some fun recs for a spectacular season in Santa Cruz.

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May 03, 2017

Here are 5 Ways to do Seascape Resort

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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. Beautiful, lush grounds have made it a favorite with happy couples tying the knot, but you needn’t swap rings to make it your big day too. Here are five ways we enjoy this awesome coastal destination.

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May 02, 2017

Top 5 Scenic Drives in Santa Cruz County

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Santa Cruz County covers a lot of scenic ground. And while nothing beats a good hike, bike or swim, sometimes a lazy drive is the best way to see it all. When we’re out exploring, we love referencing Mobile Ranger, a free locally-designed app and informative website that links forgotten stories and curious facts with the places that surround us. Below, we’ve shared some of our favorite scenic drives — as well as ways to enhance your outings with Mobile Ranger — because you know Santa Cruz will never steer you wrong.

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April 25, 2017

Your Guide to First Friday

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Gallery hop, shop, and sip cocktails during Santa Cruz County’s monthly art bash...
 
If you have yet to attend a First Friday, Santa Cruz County’s massive monthly art party, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Yet once you go, you’ll understand why the popular event draws a lively, fun-loving crowd. Below, we’ve broken down First Friday basics—what it is and what to expect—so you can mark your calendar and join the fun!

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