Santa Cruz is well-known as California's favorite beachside destination. So when locals host friends and family for visits during summertime, the holiday season or just for a long weekend, the Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council has a way to help! A free Visiting Friends and Relatives Kit, (VFR) is packed with information for your guests on all there is to see and do in town.
Residents of Santa Cruz County are welcome to stop by the year-round visitor center at 303 Water Street, Suite 100 in Santa Cruz for this free kit. Complete with an Official Santa Cruz County Traveler's Guide, shopping directories, a Birding and Wildlife Watching guide, brochures and other goodies, this valuable resource is an ideal way to open a visitor's eyes to the many things to do in the area. Read more...
As most locals know, Santa Cruz offers an abundance of fun, family-friendly activities all add up to a great time to get out and enjoy our county. There are a host of fun-filled events happening every weekend so get the family out and enjoy! Here are our favorites for this week:
Do you believe in the power of ideas to change the world? Join us for this event, and prepare to be empowered by speakers who have radically collaborated across disciplines, boundaries, geographical distances, languages, ideologies, cultures, and technologies.
Location: Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Avenue
The contest features the best surfers showing off graceful, 'old school'-style surfing on pre-1970 surfboards that weigh over 30 pounds! Logjam! attracts contestants and viewers from all over California. Pleasure Point Park provides panoramic views of the competition and visitors can enjoy the craft and food vendors arrayed along the cliffside path. Parking permits required for Live Oak. Parking permit vendors are located at Twin Lakes Beach and at Pleasure Point Park.
Location: Pleasure Point Park