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June 28, 2017

Best Sunsets in Santa Cruz County

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Sunsets in Santa Cruz are an event. Traffic slows, beach volleyball games pause, and crowds gather at the shore to mark the day’s end with a fiery display. Yet, because not all of Santa Cruz faces west toward the setting sun, you’ll want to plan accordingly for the best views. Below, are eight favorite spots to catch a spectacular sunset!


June 12, 2017

Dine Al Fresco: Top 20 Patios in Santa Cruz County

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With 300 days of sunshine, it’s no wonder outdoor patios abound in the Santa Cruz area. From beachfront decks to secret garden patios, the following open-air spots allow you and your four-legged dining companions to soak up plenty of scenery and summer sun.


May 31, 2017

Free Movies + Concerts on the Beach this Summer

A 30th anniversary screening of The Lost Boys kicks off the summer fun at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
While hot new rides and frozen treats fill summer days at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Evening movies and concerts enliven Main Beach with free performances by bands such as Los Lobos and Quiet Riot, and outdoor screenings of classic movies including Grease and Ghostbusters. Plus, this year marks the 30th anniversary of The Lost Boys, the classic teen vamp flick filmed in Santa Cruz, and we’re celebrating with a special screening, free movie location map, and an Instagram contest (thru June 14th).


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.


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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