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May 30, 2017

The Lost Boys Celebrates 30 Years!

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As the 30th anniversary of The Lost Boys approaches, Visit Santa Cruz County is bringing a little nostalgia to the beach this summer. A new locations map outlines where key scenes were filmed some three decades ago, enabling fans of the cult classic movie to relive their teenage vampire fantasies (in a family-friendly way) while experiencing Santa Cruz County with a new perspective.

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April 13, 2017

The 5 Coolest Things about Chaminade Resort + Spa

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With a stunning hilltop setting and vibrant landscaped grounds rippling with fountains, it’s little wonder why Chaminade is a favorite vacation and special event destination. The relaxing, nature-filled retreat feels remote yet is only 10 minutes from downtown, offering guests easy access to local attractions and locals a favorite locale for sunset drinks. Whether you’re seeking an atmospheric spot to gather with friends or planning an overnight getaway, here are five more reasons to consider Chaminade for your next leisurely escape.

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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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July 13, 2016

POKÉMON GO to Santa Cruz!

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Are you Team Pokémon GO or Team Pokemon Go Away? There are probably three different responses to this question: 1. Team Pokémon GO; 2. Team Pokémon Go Away; or 3. What are you even talking about!? Whatever your response, we decided to give Pokémon GO a quick 15 minutes and highlight a few recent visitors to the area.

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April 14, 2016

Pajaro Dunes Resort - As Seen on TV

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If you’ve ever dreamt of living on the beach, we invite you to test out the beachfront lifestyle in a house or condominium at Pajaro Dunes Resort! The secluded, serene and unmatchable Monterey Bay views are breathtaking to visitors, and they've caught the attention of producers too!

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