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March 13, 2017

This Was #MyWeekendInSantaCruz

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This weekend marked the officially, unofficial 'we're only wearing flip flops on Saturdays and Sundays, I only eat al fresco at restaurants' time of year in Santa Cruz County. The weather was perfect, the sun now feels like it's shining longer upon us, and everyone around town had that relaxed summertime feeling. Check out some of the best weekend views with this edition of #MyWeekendInSantaCruz.

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February 23, 2017

Pair Your Favorite Path With a Pint

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There’s no shortage of great hiking and quality craft beer in Santa Cruz. So why not combine them? Below, we’ve paired some of our favorite trails with a nearby spot to enjoy a post-hike pint of local brew!

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January 19, 2017

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

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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 10, 2017

Get Inspired and Start Planning: The New 2017 Santa Cruz County Traveler’s Guide is Now Available

Photo by Dave "Nelly" Nelson

Visit Santa Cruz County is pleased to offer the latest visitor guide to help you plan your adventures throughout the region.  The 2017 Official Santa Cruz County Traveler’s Guide features stories, enhanced area maps and dining and lodging information highlighting the many amenities offered by the county’s restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfast inns, vacation rentals and campgrounds. Plus, find out when and where the hottest events are happening and make plans to visit those must-see Santa Cruz County attractions.

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January 06, 2017

Celebrate 30 Years of the Screaming Hand!

All Photos by Garrick Ramirez

If there was ever a time to celebrate a severed, screaming hand, this past Halloween-themed month of October seemed like the right one. The blue Screaming Hand, that indelible icon of skateboarding culture, celebrated its 30th birthday with creation of an eye-popping exhibition at the Santa Cruz Museum of History & Art (MAH). Created in 1985 by Santa Cruz graphics artist Jim Phillips, the howling appendage—which has been emblazoned on t-shirts, skateboards, and stickers all over the world—is honored with a fitting tribute to its influential legacy.

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