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:
Cheer on your Santa Cruz Warriors, the most advanced players in the world outside of the NBA as they compete in a 3,200 seat facility near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Location: Kaiser Permanente Arena, 140 Front Street
Celebrate the arts each month as dozens of venues showcase Santa Cruz's wealth of artists. For complete listing of venues, artists and special events, visit website or pick up a copy of the Good Times.
Location: Various locations
Crosspulse presents diverse ensembles that educate and entertain all-ages audiences with rhythm-based, intercultural music and dance, active participation and engaging humor. Body Music (clapping, snapping, stepping and vocalizing) is music you can see, dance you can hear.
Location: Santa Cruz County Veterans Memorial Building
Join us at the "Ranch of the Newt" celebrating our amphibian friends that make their way from beneath rocks and under logs to the creeks, wetlands and puddles of the park.
Location: Rancho del Oso Nature & History Center, 3600 Hwy 1