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January 19, 2017

Santa Cruz County Featured in Visit California's "Living the Dream" Commercial

FullSizeRender (95) "Living the Dream" - Davenport, California
This month, two prime locations in Santa Cruz County are featured as the backdrops for Visit California’s newest consumer branding commercial. Scenes for Living the Dream - the next incarnation of the state’s “Dream Big” campaign series - shows Davenport Beach and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. The Santa Cruz County Film Commission, a department within Visit Santa Cruz County, assisted with the planning and worked with a location scout and Visit California’s agency of record Mering Carson, to identify the locations and logistics for the production, the filming of which took place last fall.

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January 09, 2016

Visit California 2016 Visitor's Guide - Santa Cruz Makes the Cover!

Visit CA 2016 Guide Cover
Would ya look at that! Santa Cruz County made the cover of the 2016 Visit California Visitor's Guide! What an honor! The Guide cover photo was taken at 4 Mile Beach - a beach located, you guessed it, 4 miles north of Santa Cruz.

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January 07, 2016

42nd Annual Santa Cruz Fungus Fair - The Private Life of Fungi

Fungus2016
Come to Santa Cruz and explore the Private Life of Fungi! Learn about the hundreds of beautiful and fascinating species of mushrooms found in the Santa Cruz area. Find fungi on display in a re-created woodland habitat. This unique Santa Cruz tradition features three days of fantastic fun, informative speakers and demonstrations, with fungal activities for the whole family.

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January 07, 2016

Photographer, Frans Lanting Presents, Bay of Life: A Celebration of California's Central Coast

Frans Lanting Winter is a wildlife wonderland in Santa Cruz County and we are thrilled to welcome renowned photographer and conservationist, Frans Lanting, and videographer, Chris Eckstrom, for their first Santa Cruz show in three years!

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December 10, 2015

Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train

Photo Courtesy of Roaring CampPhoto Courtesy of Roaring Camp
Ride a holiday train through Victorian Santa Cruz as you sip hot spiced cider, listen to carolers and meet Santa & Mrs. Claus! The Roaring Camp Railroads train departs from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - the perfect spot to let the good times continue with a round of mini golf at Neptune's Kingdom, bowling, or arcade games!

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