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May 08, 2017

Lush Looks from My Weekend in Santa Cruz...

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Summer is on the mind but this little collection of photos from this past weekend scream spring! Lush looks are popping up throughout the county and visitors and locals are loving the views! Check them out and be sure to tag #VisitSantaCruz or #MyWeeendInSantaCruz with your photos! 

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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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