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December 11, 2015

Winter's Whale Wonderland in Santa Cruz

Photo by Instagram fan, @maxphilpPhoto by Instagram fan, @maxphilp
Whales are always in season in Santa Cruz - just look at the handy guide below that shows what you might spot and when. Recent sightings, by boat and from shore, have been all about the humpback whales. Lunge feeding, tale slapping, blowhole sprays, these guys have been putting on a show for months and whale watchers are enjoying every moment.

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November 11, 2015

Santa Cruz Winter Wildlife Watch

Photo Courtesy of Giancarlo Thomae PhotographyPhoto Courtesy of Giancarlo Thomae Photography
Santa Cruz is known for its phenomenal wildlife viewing opportunities. Year 'round whale watching, birding and elephant seals, and seasonal monarch butterflies have put Santa Cruz County on the map for many nature enthusiasts. But from November through January there seems to be a crescendo of wildlife that make Santa Cruz a wintertime must-see!

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August 07, 2015

Fan Photo of the Week

Big Basin Camping - into.the.mystic_ "There's nothing quite like waking up in the trees!" - @into.the.mystic_
Tent camping, glamping, RVing, backpacking, Vanogon-ing - have you camped in Santa Cruz County? If not, it's time! Take a look at a couple photos shared by @into.the.mystic_ from their stay amongst the redwoods at Big Basin with their partner-in-travel rescue pup, Sky.

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June 30, 2015

Super Bowl 50: Ten Reasons to Head to Santa Cruz

Photo Courtesy of Fox 8 Cleveland Photo Courtesy of Fox 8 ClevelandIt's been decided. On February 7, 2016, the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers are heading to Super Bowl 50 in the Bay Area! The landmark game takes place at Levi’s Stadium, the new home of the 49ers and roughly 40 minutes from

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June 05, 2015

Mission Blooms...Thoughtful Thursday

Let the beautiful blooms and lush greenery guide you to your room at the Mission Inn. This Spanish-style oasis is the perfect way to stay in Santa Cruz.ThoughtfulThursday Mission Inn

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