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May 02, 2017

Top 5 Scenic Drives in Santa Cruz County

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Santa Cruz County covers a lot of scenic ground. And while nothing beats a good hike, bike or swim, sometimes a lazy drive is the best way to see it all. When we’re out exploring, we love referencing Mobile Ranger, a free locally-designed app and informative website that links forgotten stories and curious facts with the places that surround us. Below, we’ve shared some of our favorite scenic drives — as well as ways to enhance your outings with Mobile Ranger — because you know Santa Cruz will never steer you wrong.

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May 01, 2017

My Weekend in Santa Cruz: Get to the Coast!

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What a perfectly warm weekend we had here in Santa Cruz County! Locals and visitors were definitely embracing the warmer temps and many were finding there way to the coastline. I spent a good part of my day at Cowell Beach on Saturday and it sure felt like summer soaking up the sun and hearing the screams from the Boardwalk rides! Check out a few of our favorite coastal scenes from the weekend and be sure to share your views with us by using #VisitSantaCruz or #MyWeekendInSantaCruz

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April 25, 2017

Your Guide to First Friday

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Gallery hop, shop, and sip cocktails during Santa Cruz County’s monthly art bash...
 
If you have yet to attend a First Friday, Santa Cruz County’s massive monthly art party, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Yet once you go, you’ll understand why the popular event draws a lively, fun-loving crowd. Below, we’ve broken down First Friday basics—what it is and what to expect—so you can mark your calendar and join the fun!

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April 18, 2017

Capitola Village: The Ultimate Relaxation Getaway

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Wandering the streets of Capitola village is like going on a treasure hunt. You never know what inspiring vista, quirky street art, or tasty eatery you’re going to stumble upon as you explore. Colorful murals turn a neighborhood alley into a mini outdoor gallery, a pelican sculpture watches over a garden overgrown with wildflowers, and hidden stairways lead to spectacular bird’s-eye-views of the maze of houses and shops that hug the glittering blue Monterey Bay below.

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April 17, 2017

My Easter Weekend In Santa Cruz

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Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend! Santa Cruz had a nice mix of warm spring weather, plus those trusty April showers. Check out a few of our favorite scenes from the weekend and be sure to share your views with us by using #VisitSantaCruz! 

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