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April 04, 2017

The Dreamy World of September Wren: Santa Cruz Photographer Shares Family-Friendly Recs

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Santa Cruz sparkles through the lens of September Wren. Golden, sun-drenched images of Boardwalk rides, seaside icons, and colorful vintage signs convey the timeless allure of our classic beach town. We asked the talented East Coast transplant what drew her to Santa Cruz and how she spends leisure time with her four young children.

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March 20, 2017

Sail Away: Wednesday Night Regattas

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Santa Cruz is world-renowned for its surfing, but there’s another local water sport that boasts a similarly rich legacy and devoted following. Peer out over the Monterey Bay and you’ll see that sailboats dot the waves nearly as frequently as surfboards. Like other sailing communities throughout the nation, Santa Cruz hosts a weekly fun and informal regatta that trades trophies for bragging rights and seriousness for six-packs.

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March 16, 2017

Offbeat Santa Cruz

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Who can resist braking for the world's largest ball of string? A timeless American tradition, roadside attractions add kitschy fun to any road trip. In addition to its dazzling natural landscape, Santa Cruz is known for a vibrant, eclectic culture which includes more than a few offbeat destinations. Add some light-hearted amusement to your next outing by popping into these delightfully, unique destinations.

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February 23, 2017

Pair Your Favorite Path With a Pint

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There’s no shortage of great hiking and quality craft beer in Santa Cruz. So why not combine them? Below, we’ve paired some of our favorite trails with a nearby spot to enjoy a post-hike pint of local brew!

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February 10, 2017

Retro Retail: A Guide to Santa Cruz Antique Shops

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If you think antique shopping means picking out cozies for grandma’s tea kettle, you should take a closer look. Today’s antique shops are frequented by contemporary interior designers, Etsy fans, and hip young folks looking for that perfect vintage score. Whether you’re redoing a living space or simply looking for that perfect cozy day activity, these four stops will deliver the retro goods.

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