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December 09, 2016

Your Off-Season (& Rainy Day) Guide to the Boardwalk

Photo by Garrick Ramirez

With a sunny beachfront locale, open-air thrill rides, and an endless parade of frozen treats, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is the very definition of summer. But that doesn’t mean the fun ends with the first bell of the school year. The Boardwalk is open year-round, and quieter months mean more deals and less crowds. Don’t stash those My Boardwalk cards just yet. Below, you’ll see why the off-season—and even a rainy day—is a great time to enjoy the Boardwalk.

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November 30, 2016

Get Holly Jolly at These Festive and Fun Holiday Events

Photo by Barbara Karleen

Santa Cruz may sport more surfboards than sleighs, but we’ve got no shortage of yuletide cheer. During the holidays, dazzling light-strung boats illuminate the Monterey Bay and local artisans fill in for elves with beautiful, handmade gifts. Here’s a roundup of festive and fun events for all ages to add a little seaside sparkle to your holidays.

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November 23, 2016

Fall Magic: Discover Walnut Avenue

Lined with grand Victorian homes, vintage streetlamps, and a wondrous tree canopy, Walnut Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz is a visual treat any time of year. Yet come fall, when leaves are set ablaze with vibrant fall colors, it’s absolutely magical. The next time you’re enjoying downtown’s shops, eateries, or farmer’s market, stray two blocks from from the main drag and you’ll be treated to one of the most enchanting streets in Santa Cruz.

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November 11, 2016

Santa Cruz Warriors Kick Off the 2016-17 Season

It’s time for Santa Cruz basketball! The fifth season of the Santa Cruz Warriors starts November 12th, and if you’re already a fan, you know how lucky we are to have this championship team in town. We’re talking affordable, pro basketball that’s walking distance from downtown and the beach. If you’re new to the Warriors or have yet to attend a game, here’s a quick introduction as well as some exciting things to anticipate this season.

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November 03, 2016

Ultimate Food + Drink Guide to South County

Photos by Garrick Ramirez

Want to do an epic food and drink tour of Santa Cruz? Start in South County. The agricultural communities of Watsonville, Freedom, and Corralitos hide amazing food finds — some old, others new — with great craft beer, killer tacos, juicy sausages, and mind-blowing homemade pies. Take a peek at some of our favorites and start planning your South County food crawl.

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