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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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June 27, 2015

Work Where You Vacation

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Get swept away by a bevy of unique vacation rentals and bed & breakfasts for your next small group retreat. Offsite meetings don't have to distract attendees; they may even make them more engaged! You'd be surprised how a homey environment, coupled with a serene and stunning setting, can perk up the team and get them focused.

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May 21, 2015

How CVBs help Meeting & Event Planners

 

So you ended up wearing the meeting planner "hat" and have no idea where to begin? Local CVBs and DMOs can be a huge help to someone planning an event for the first time or in a new, unfamiliar location.

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March 20, 2015

Innovation Inspiration in Santa Cruz County -- The Tech Industry's Playground

 

 

With its outdoorsy culture and chill vibe, more and more tech companies and workers are eschewing the commute to Silicon Valley and setting up shop in Surf City.

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