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May 03, 2016

Where to Find Santa Cruz’s Best Margaritas

El Jefe El Palomar Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez All Photos by Garrick Ramirez
It’s always margarita season here in Santa Cruz. Whether it's National Margarita Day, Cinco de Mayo, a warm day, or taco time, we’re always ready for this zingy, refreshing drink. In Santa Cruz, you can sip the world’s most popular cocktail poolside, beachfront, or even from a scenic hilltop.

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April 07, 2016

Get on the Bay with a Scenic Yacht Charter

1-ONeill Yacht Charters PHOTO CREDIT GARRICK RAMIREZAll images by Garrick Ramirez
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary has been called the Serengeti of the Sea and now is a great time to see why. Just months ago schools of anchovies were flooding the bay, luring large numbers of marine mammals. Humpback whales, dolphins, sea otters and seals were regular sights along the Santa Cruz shore. Although the unusually close coastal encounters may have tapered, wildlife is still bustling out in the Bay. But for the best views, you’ll need to hop on a boat.

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April 05, 2016

Win a Trip to Santa Cruz!

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What comes to mind on your Santa Cruz dream vacation? How about experiencing the redwoods from 150 feet in air on a canopy tour. Or maybe you've been dreaming of seeing those whales everyone has been talking about. Whether you're the adventurous type or would rather be sipping some fine Santa Cruz Mountain wine, Visit Santa Cruz County has an amazing opportunity for you to create your very own dream vacation!

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March 24, 2016

Spring Break Feels at the Boardwalk

Nothing says Spring Break like a sunny day at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Ride the Giant Dipper, grab a corn dog, get a little Vitamin D on the beach...it's kinda the perfect way to unplug from the grind and have some serious fun! Take a peek at a few photos from our fans who are already kicking off Spring Break 2016 right!

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March 15, 2016

Discover the Seaside Haven of Davenport

Whale City Bakery Photo Credit Garrick RamirezWhale City Bakery Photo by Garrick Ramirez 
Ten miles north of Santa Cruz lies the quaint, 19th century coastal town of Davenport. Perched on dramatic coastal bluffs, the tiny town is home to huge scenery and historic buildings filled with contemporary eateries. Here’s what you’ll enjoy on a quick stroll through the cozy hamlet.

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