Ultimate Food + Drink Guide to South County

South County is filled with wonderful bakeries, eateries, breweries and wineries—some have been there for several years, and others have popped up more recently. And many of them are run by local families, which is more good news! It’s impossible to cover all the places worth visiting, but here are some highlights. FOOD There are

A Guide to Solo Travel in Santa Cruz County

Outdoor activities and a vibrant community life make Santa Cruz County a natural destination when you’re flying solo. When you’re ready for some adventuring on your own, Santa Cruz County offers a host of fun options in the great outdoors, from beach cruising to exploring the redwood forest. After an action-packed day, the laid-back ethos


The quaint seaside village of Capitola began as a humble tent camp along the shore of the Monterey Bay. Camp Capitola, as it was known, welcomed its first guests in 1874 making it the first beach resort in California. A few years later, it premiered a magnificent wood-frame Victorian hotel — Hotel Capitola — that

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