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October 13, 2016

Meet Santa Cruz Video Series

Looking for a little inspiration this conference season? Think outside the meeting space for an experience that goes beyond the banquet room! Here are some of our favorite reasons to Meet in Santa Cruz County!

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October 12, 2016

Meet Santa Cruz Video Series - Highway 1

If you're planning a meeting in Santa Cruz County, set the tone for your guests by suggesting a scenic coastal drive along California HWY 1. Encourage attendees to head south of San Francisco; skip the traffic (and stress) that comes with the inland route through Silicon Valley. This is a simple way to hit the reset button and get into a calm and creative mindset. Zipping past u-pick farms, coastal access points, and scenic vistas beats enduring traffic and can take as little as 10 extra minutes. Arrange a shuttle to take groups along the "Slow Coast", or individuals can enjoy this route in their own vehicle.

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October 12, 2016

Meet Santa Cruz Video Series – The Redwoods

Remind your meeting guests to pack walking shoes and seek out trails and paths near the meeting hotel location. Making time to sneak away for a quick change of scenery outdoors can be incredibly rejuvenating. It also offers a great chance for attendees to get to know their colleagues better. With 14 state parks & beaches county-wide and a temperate year-round climate, any meeting location in Santa Cruz County will have quick and easy access to beautiful redwood forest trails, beach bluffs, and sandy shores. The abundant natural surrounds can be the pick-me-up needed for getting through back to back seminars, or reason enough to stay a day or so extra to enjoy.

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October 12, 2016

Meet Santa Cruz Video Series - Downtown

No Santa Cruz experience is complete without a visit to the vibrant downtown. Incorporate a group meal or activity at one of the quaint establishments along the tree-lined promenade of Pacific Avenue. A charming corridor of specialty shops, eclectic dining, markets, arts, and entertainment make for a multitude of convenient and satisfying activities for many tastes. Foodies will enjoy popping into tap rooms, sampling infused olive oils, grabbing a cone at the from-scratch ice cream shop, and noshing on artisan eats created from fresh local ingredients at the pop-up spaces and farmers markets. Salons, boutiques, comic shops, and art supply stores mean plenty of options for unique souvenirs and memorable gifts to bring home when your conference is over.

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August 02, 2016

Sip Libations Crafted, Brewed and Served in Santa Cruz County

Summertime has us sipping on libations crafted, brewed, and served in Santa Cruz County… and we’re inspired to share with you some small group activity ideas that embrace local beverages!
 

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June 09, 2016

The Nitty-gritty on Planning A Beach Wedding

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At Visit Santa Cruz County, one of our most frequently asked questions is how to have a wedding at the beach. To some, there's no more perfect or memorable place to tie the knot, but how does one pull it off and what are some tips to make sure it all works out? Here are some reminders of important things to consider when planning your beach wedding:

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April 14, 2016

Santa Cruz County Welcomes Revamped Hotel Properties, Meeting Spaces, New Brand Affiliations, and New Properties in 2016!

Take a look at properties sporting revamped meetings spaces, rooms and more in Santa Cruz County!

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March 29, 2016

5 Simple Ways to Incorporate Wellness into Your Santa Cruz County Meeting  

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With a bit of advance planning and research, you can easily bring healthful elements into any meeting you’re planning for guests in Santa Cruz County.

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February 03, 2016

Not Your Ordinary Event Venues

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For special events and gatherings that call for beyond a standard meeting space or ball room, check out these venues that highlight the spirit of Santa Cruz County!  

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September 01, 2015

Building teams, building communities

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There’s a spectrum of teambuilding choices in Santa Cruz County to get you out of the office and into the outdoors for purposeful growth and inspiration.

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