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July 06, 2017

8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Santa Cruz History

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Burly lumberjacks, Hawaiian princes, and a protester who wore a dress made from hot dogs are just some of the fascinating characters that fill Santa Cruz’s rich history. Below, we've listed a few of our favorite historical stories as well as the spots to experience them firsthand. Yep, we love getting lost in Wikipedia too, but local history is best explored in person thanks to the following museums and cultural institutions.

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July 05, 2017

Hello July! My Weekend In Santa Cruz

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Nothing says 4th of July quite like a 4 day weekend! Okay, so not everyone had a four-day, but in Santa Cruz County, July 4th festivities had quite a run! Check out a few of the best beginnings to July and some of our favorite Independence Day celebrations from around the county! And when you're around town, be sure to use #VisitSantaCruz and #MyWeekendInSantaCruz so we can see what you're up to!

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June 28, 2017

Best Sunsets in Santa Cruz County

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Sunsets in Santa Cruz are an event. Traffic slows, beach volleyball games pause, and crowds gather at the shore to mark the day’s end with a fiery display. Yet, because not all of Santa Cruz faces west toward the setting sun, you’ll want to plan accordingly for the best views. Below, are eight favorite spots to catch a spectacular sunset!

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June 26, 2017

Summer Cool with My Weekend In Santa Cruz

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With the recent heat advisories happening all around the Central Valley, Santa Cruz County decided to cash in on those mild coastal temps. And lucky for visitors and locals, there were lots of classic oceanside events happening all weekend long to entertain! Check out a few of the best pics from the weekend, and don’t you worry, I got the redwoods covered in this week’s edition of #MyWeekendInSantaCruz!

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June 18, 2017

Father's Day's Warm Weekend In Santa Cruz!

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Father's Day weekend was as gorgeous as they come! Warm weather, clear skies, golden sunsets and some classic summer events helped make the last few days feel like an official kickoff to the season. Check out a few of the best views from Father's Day weekend and be sure to tag us in your Santa Cruz County photos by using #VisitSantaCruz and #MyWeekendInSantaCruz.

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