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March 01, 2017

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS ON THE HORIZON IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

Many Santa Cruz area lodging properties are under construction, and include a new Residence Inn by Marriott, and a Courtyard by Marriott.  A new Residence Inn by Marriott in Scotts Valley will feature 120 rooms including studios and one-bedroom accommodations.

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March 01, 2017

HULA’S LANAI DEBUTS AS POPULAR EATERY JOINS PARKLET OUTDOOR DINING TREND

Hula’s Island Grill and Tiki Room is offering diners a side of al fresco with their fish tacos and Hawaiian-inspired fare.  A new lanai parklet – which seats two dozen diners - has added more vibrancy to pedestrian-friendly Downtown Santa Cruz.

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March 01, 2017

VISIT SANTA CRUZ COUNTY WILDLIFE WATCHING GUIDE DEBUTS

There are approximately 400 migratory and permanent bird species found throughout Santa Cruz County, and thousands of monarch butterflies, whales, and elephant seals which call the area home on a seasonal basis.  Now, avid wildlife viewers have an easy-to-use resource, thanks to Visit Santa Cruz

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March 01, 2017

RENOVATIONS TO DEBUT AT LEGENDARY SANTA CRUZ BEACH BOARDWALK

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, recognized internationally as a must-see West Coast attraction, announced a $12 million improvement project scheduled for completion by summer, 2017. The project will create an impressive main entrance for the Boardwalk, to include state-of-the-art ticketing windows,

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March 01, 2017

NEW MOBILE VISITOR CENTER DEBUTS AT HENRY COWELL REDWOODS STATE PARK

A new mobile visitor center at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is now open!  Featuring exhibits which focus on plants and animals living in the sandhills, a rotating map, and a diorama revealing some of the marine fossils found nearby are all included.

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March 01, 2017

SPOOKY EATS IN FELTON’S MOST HISTORIC BUILDING

Drops in temperature, lights going out spontaneously, and eerie vibes were all confirmed by a team of “ghost hunters” recently, who were investigating chilling claims that the oldest building in the Santa Cruz Mountain town of Felton is haunted.

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March 01, 2017

THREE NEW PLACES FOR POOCH TO EXPLORE

Three new pet-friendly and approved recreation spots have opened this season, making Santa Cruz County’s roster of dog-friendly spots just a tail longer!  The North Escape Road at Big Basin Redwoods State Park is utilizing a former evacuation road for dog-friendly activities.

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March 01, 2017

SANTA CRUZ NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM UNVEILS NEW GALLERY, EXHIBIT

The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History is proud to announce a new exhibit, as part of a complete renovation and the first permanent update in two decades.  Featuring a prized marine life collection, which has been locked in a safe in the museum’s basement, a display features local shells and fossils.

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