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:
Enjoy the spectacular lighting of a 30 foot live tree, snow area, holiday songs from a local choir, greet Santa and enjoy delicious food and treats at the Farmer's Market! (Admission to snow is 1 can of food that will be donated to Second Harvest Food Ban
Location: 358 Main & Peck Streets
See the characters from the book "The Train To Christmas Town" come to life on a one-hour magical train ride to Christmas Town.
Location: Watsonville Depot, 765 Ohlone Parkway