Santa Cruz County remains in the Purple Tier.

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Best Pet-Friendly Hikes in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County is a primo spot for you and your pooch to get out and explore! Sandy beaches, coastal cliff paths, and plenty of dog-friendly eateries, hotels, and B&Bs welcome you AND your 4-legged friend. But one of the most frequently asked questions is: Where can I hike with my dog? We’ll answer that

The Last Chinatown in Santa Cruz

One of the prettiest ways to get from downtown Santa Cruz to sprawling, redwood-shaded San Lorenzo Park is to take the short stroll across the San Lorenzo River via the Chinatown Bridge. This scenic pedestrian walkway offers a great view of waterfowl and other bird life in the willows and reeds of the riverbanks, but

Explore Three Pleasure Point Businesses

If you haven’t explored the Pleasure Point neighborhood recently, you will be pleasantly surprised the next time you visit. With a wonderful variety of shops and restaurants, plus a fabulous atmosphere and a near-to-the-ocean location, it’s hard to beat. Here are three can’t-miss venues. THE PENNY ICE CREAMERYThe Penny Ice Creamery’s popular 41st Avenue outpost

Big Basin on the Mend

Resilience of Big Basin Redwoods State Park:  Even 2020 can’t defeat a forest that has survived ice ages, wildfires and logging sprees People the world over are looking to 2021 to be a year of healing — from division, disease and, here in California, a devastating wildfire season. Nowhere is that truer than in Santa

Santa Cruz County’s Best of 2020

Now those are two things you don’t hear together too often – “best” and “2020” – but we refuse to let this year’s lows keep us from seeing the beauty! Take a look at some of our fans’ favorite moments from 2020 in Santa Cruz County. Whether it’s inspiring images of the coast’s unyielding beauty,

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