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April 01, 2016

Mission Inn - Your Perfect Westside Stay

Mission Inn
Located on the Westside of Santa Cruz, Mission Inn is just a hop away from the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, while being at the gateway of north county’s rugged coast. West Cliff Drive, home of the famed Natural Bridges State Beach, is just minutes away. Drive up Highway 1 and Wilder Ranch, Ano Nuevo, Waddell Beach and numerous other picturesque beaches can be found.

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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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March 30, 2016

B&B Featured Recipe: Goat Cheese Frittata from Historic Sand Rock Farm

Sand Rock Farm7 Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez All photos by Garrick Ramirez
The idyllic property is lined with paths that meander through magnificent acacia trees, flowering gardens, and past a romantic old barn and ivy-covered winery ruin. Birdsong and trickling fountains fill the air as two scruffy little pups frolic nearby, pausing only to have their bellies rubbed by guests. Yep, it’s absolutely dreamy which helps explain its popularity as a wedding venue.

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March 24, 2016

Spring Break Feels at the Boardwalk

Nothing says Spring Break like a sunny day at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Ride the Giant Dipper, grab a corn dog, get a little Vitamin D on the beach...it's kinda the perfect way to unplug from the grind and have some serious fun! Take a peek at a few photos from our fans who are already kicking off Spring Break 2016 right!

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March 22, 2016

2016 #SCWildflowers Photo Contest!

2015 submission by @sarahlovebot2015 submission by @sarahlovebot

WHAT: To celebrate spring, wildflowers and our beautiful Santa Cruz State Parks, we are running a photo contest on our Instagram, @VisitSantaCruz, so we can share the wildflower love!

WHEN: Contest begins Tuesday, March 22, 2016 and ends Monday, April 25, 2016

WHERE: Any Santa Cruz County State Park & throughout Santa Cruz County

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