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July 28, 2016

Where to Find the Best Coffee in Santa Cruz County

The Buttery2 Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez A caffeinated creation by the Buttery. All photos by Garrick Ramirez.

With the surf and hiking trails pulling most of Santa Cruz out of bed early, you better believe we locals love our coffee. Whether you want to sit with a meticulously crafted third wave brew or simply refuel with a solid cup of joe, coffee options abound. Yep, we’ve got the place with the green mermaid too, but for a real taste of Santa Cruz, check out these independent coffee shops bursting with local flavor.


May 04, 2016

More than a dozen ways to celebrate with mom in Santa Cruz County

Happy (2) Mother's Day fun in Santa Cruz County: Garden Tours at UCSC Arboretum, First Friday Santa Cruz, Annieglass Studio and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
We all know taking care of mom is important… and with Mother’s Day just around the corner (it is THIS Sunday, May 8) you hopefully have your plans nailed down. But if you don’t, no need to panic – we’ve compiled an amazing list of ways you can treat mom to the very best.


May 03, 2016

Where to Find Santa Cruz’s Best Margaritas

El Jefe El Palomar Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez All Photos by Garrick Ramirez
Days are getting warmer, flip-flops are replacing rain boots, and colorful patio umbrellas are being raised all over town. Yep, it’s Margarita season here in Santa Cruz and, with Cinco de Mayo happening this week, we’re craving this zingy, refreshing drink.


November 28, 2014

Come and be merry… in Santa Cruz County!

Holiday Round Up‘Tis the season for some family holiday fun, and Santa Cruz County offers an abundance of events you and your family will love to join! The coming weeks are full of faires, parades, and festivals filled with cheer and magic holiday moments!

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October 14, 2014

Get the Creeps: Your Guide to Halloween in Santa Cruz County!

Photo credit: Native Santa Cruz Photo credit: Native Santa CruzThis October, Santa Cruz County is the place to be when you’re looking for the right mixture between “scary” and “family-friendly”. Get the heebie-jeebies while

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