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October 25, 2016

Where to Cozy Up with the Best Fall Treats

Photos by Garrick Ramirez

If you’re like us, your craving for creature comforts kick in the moment the air turns crisp and the leaves change colors. A wood-burning fire, a cozy wool blanket, and a creamy slice of pumpkin pie are our go-to’s in the fall season. Thankfully, apple, cinnamon, and


October 20, 2016

Red October Skies

Photo by @quistwe
October has been a delightful mixed bag of fall weather. Foggy mornings, 80+ degree beach days, notable rainfall...we've seen it all. But our recent fiery skies have been dazzling locals and visitors and we can't help but share this gorgeous shot by @quistwe at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! Gotta love those red October skies! Be sure to follow us on Instagram and share your Santa Cruz County photos by tagging @VisitSantaCruz or by using #VisitSantaCruz or #SantaCruzNow!  


October 19, 2016

Celebrating the Fall Season with a Santa Cruz County Giveaway!

Did you know that the fall season is probably the best-kept secret among locals in Santa Cruz County? With fewer crowds, amazing hotel deals and some of the year’s best weather, the autumn months are packed full of things to do.  And to add to


October 14, 2016

Meet Doug Ross: Marine Mammals & Modern Art

Photo by Garrick Ramirez

The Santa Cruz art scene is on fire. A flourishing community of diverse artists are complemented by hugely popular events such as Arts Council Santa Cruz County


October 13, 2016

A Stroll through the Arboretum

Photo by @xxhsgxx

Strolls in Santa Cruz are kinda a thing. A Sunday stroll on West Cliff  Drive or along Pleasure Point, a little shopping stroll Downtown or in the Village, a mellow stroll through the redwoods...Santa Cruz has got the whole relaxing walk thing DOWN. And another one to add to the list - a stroll at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum. With 135 acres of gardens and blooms, the UCSC Arboretum is a unique and beautiful place to walk through nature. 


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