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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 19, 2017

5 Things We Love about Pajaro Dunes

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Tucked into grass-shrouded sand dunes on the southern shores of Santa Cruz County, Pajaro Dunes Resort enjoys an especially scenic slice of the Monterey Bay. With an architecturally striking mix of vacation rentals that blend into peaceful seaside surroundings, there’s much to love about this leisurely beach community. Here are five of our favorites:

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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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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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