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July 22, 2016

A Morning at Manresa State Beach...

July 2016 Moonset at Manresa State Beach. Photo by @dannyburgJuly 2016 Moonset at Manresa State Beach. Photo by @dannyburg

Gorgeous sunsets are pretty standard in Santa Cruz County. They're easy to catch, usually full of vibrant colors and pretty much always worth a look. Our sunrises are equally beautiful, but let's be honest, not all of us are willing to sacrifice that last hour or two of shut eye to see them! Well thanks to @dannyburg we've got a nice little glimpse into yesterday's moonset over Manresa State Beach. And Danny, your early morning surf session seemed well worth the sacrifice with this view!

Want to learn more about the gorgeous Manresa? Keep reading!


June 24, 2016

Take Your Dog to the Beach Day

FullSizeRender (58) Photo by Instagram, @caitlinmccarrick
June 25th was Take Your Dog to Work Day, but we’re going to venture a guess that he’d rather be at the beach. And another leap - you’d rather be at the beach too!


April 21, 2016

Redwood Retreat at Hilton Santa Cruz / Scotts Valley

Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley
We've shared our utter love for the Hilton Santa Cruz / Scotts Valley with you before. This castle-like gem set among the redwoods is a real looker from the outside, but the luxurious accommodations and welcoming service on the inside really take it to the next level. Here are some of our favorite guest views that give a glimpse into this gorgeous redwood oasis.


February 05, 2016

Get Out and Enjoy the Weather!

Photo by Rachel EndsleyPhoto by Rachel Endsley
I'm as happy as the next Californian for all this rain, but seeing that 7 day forecast full of sunshine icons & 70 degree days has me on another level of happy. Here are a few of my favorite things to do on those warm, sunny days in Santa Cruz:


September 21, 2015

Event: Big Basin Hike - A Dog-Friendly Walk

Santa Cruz County has it all for dogs - beaches to dig, surf to swim, tree-lined trails to sniff. We've even got breweries and wineries who welcome 4-legged friends! Check out this week's hot dog pick event - a Big Basin hike with your pooch!


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