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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 06, 2016

2016 Pop-Up Breakfast Series at the Santa Cruz County Farmer's Markets

EGGS_PUB 5 C.M. Photo provided by Santa Cruz Community Farmers' Markets
Innovative - Fresh - Delicious - Culinary - Community - These are just some of the words that describe the Pop-Up Breakfast Series that will grace our Santa Cruz County Farmer's Markets this season.

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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 31, 2016

Big Basin is My Happy Place

Photo by Instagram, @alisonyocumPhoto by Instagram, @alisonyocum

"Some of these giants are more than 50 feet around and as tall as the Statue of Liberty. At 1,000 to 2,500 years old, some may predate the Roman Empire. The park also offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, lush waterfalls, and a fascinating natural and cultural history." - California State Parks 

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