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October 08, 2017

Exploring Pleasure Point

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With colorful surf shops, charming beach cottages, and a shoreline teeming with surfers and beachgoers, Pleasure Point is the kind of quintessential beach community that enlivens Hollywood movies and lures envious tourists to California’s sunny shores. Situated on Santa Cruz’s east end, this seaside neighborhood is one of the most vibrant surf destinations along the California coast. The easy going ‘hood earned its hedonistic name from Prohibition-era shenanigans, but you’d swear it’s because spending a day here is such a joy, no surfboard required!

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August 17, 2017

Cool Pools: Top 5 Spots to Take a Dip

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Does a perfect, glistening swimming pool rank high on your hotel wish list when booking a warm-weather escape? Showered with oodles of sunshine, Santa Cruz abounds with destination-worthy pools. Whether you like to lay out with a good book, perfect that summer tan, or challenge the kids to a rousing game of Marco Polo, you can make a splash at the following cool pools.

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May 21, 2017

Chaminade Resort + Spa: A Guide to a Perfect Pooch Day!

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If you follow the Visit Santa Cruz County page, you’ve probably heard about Chaminade Resort and Spa and its stunning hilltop setting. Or, if you’re lucky enough to have stayed, spa-dayed, dined, or attended a special event, you know firsthand about the unforgettable Monterey Bay and mountain views. I’m definitely no stranger to the resort as it’s one of my favorite spots for meetings, sunset cocktails, and special occasion dinners, but I have to admit, before my most recent visit, I had never brought my pup along for the experience! Check out my guide to treating yourself AND your pup to a perfect Santa Cruz day at this dreamy pet-friendly locale.

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May 17, 2017

Our Picks for a Sunny Santa Cruz County Summer

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The days are becoming warmer, schoolkids are getting antsy, and vacation plans are shaping up. Summer’s nearly here and we’ve got some fun recs for a spectacular season in Santa Cruz.

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May 03, 2017

Here are 5 Ways to do Seascape Resort

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Perched on spectacular seaside bluffs above the Monterey Bay, Seascape Beach Resort captures the natural splendor, sunny vibes, and beachy goodness of the California coast. Beautiful, lush grounds have made it a favorite with happy couples tying the knot, but you needn’t swap rings to make it your big day too. Here are five ways we enjoy this awesome coastal destination.

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