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December 15, 2018

Santa Cruz Lifestyles of the Insta-Famous: Jaclyn Bridges of Queen of Succulents

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A bubbly brunette with a background in fashion, Jaclyn Bridges of Queen of Succulents (@queenofsucculents) hated dirt when she received her very first succulent from a friend’s mom. “I wasn’t a plant person at all,” recalls Bridges. “I didn’t even like touching mushrooms at the grocery store.”

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December 12, 2018

Mark Your Calendar: California King Tides Are Coming!

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California King Tides are coming to Santa Cruz! On December 22 & 23 and January 20 & 21, the impressive tides will hit the shores of Santa Cruz County! These naturally occurring and predictable events are when the highest tides occur. But that's not all, during King Tides we also experience some of the lowest, most dramatic negative tides. These extreme low tides pose prime conditions for tide pooling, miles of beach walking, and extended beach exploration.

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December 09, 2018

Dreamy, Nostalgic, Scenic, Artsy: 12 Most Instagram-Worthy Signs in Santa Cruz

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Signs and travel go hand-in-hand. No matter how good your phone’s GPS, signs usually help somewhere along the way and let you know you have arrived. And in true Santa Cruz style, we have some pretty fun signs that are delightfully dreamy, often nostalgic, usually scenic, and generally artsy. Take a peek at the 12 most Instagram-worthy Santa Cruz signs that are sure to point you in the direction of a good time.

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December 09, 2018

Dine Out for Christmas in Santa Cruz

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Spend some quality time with family and friends over the holidays and enjoy some of the best in Santa Cruz County dining! From oceanside restaurants to tasty desserts and brews, there's something for everyone at these Santa Cruz favorites on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

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December 07, 2018

Where to Stay in Scotts Valley

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Set amidst redwood forests, yet minutes from the coast, Scotts Valley offers an ideal base for exploring Santa Cruz County. Named for 1850s settler Hiram Scott, the cozy town is steps from majestic redwood trails, and fifteen minutes to major attractions such as the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Roaring Camp Railroads. Check into the following hotels, and you can pack both your hiking shoes and boogie board!

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