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May 15, 2017

My Weekend in Santa Cruz...Mom's Day Edition

Photo by @calpixel at Steamer Lane

Mother's Day weekend in Santa Cruz County was a total hit! Beachside blooms made great coastal bouquets for mom, the weather was pleasant, and there were all sorts of specials and celebrations happening at local shops and restaurants. Check out a few of our favorite Mother's Day weekend views and be sure to tag your photos with #VisitSantaCruz or #MyWeeendInSantaCruz when you're here!

Weekend of May 12 thru May 14

Family time was definitely a theme of the weekend! These kids were stoked to be touring the Monterey Bay in style with O'Neill Yacht Charters.

Photo by @jakethomasphoto via @oneillyachtcharters

There are so many trails and paths to explore up and around UC Santa Cruz! This looks like an ideal Mother's Day outing!

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Lucky moms were spending the weekend at the beach in Capitola and this sand art by local artist, Bill Lewis of Santa Cruz Sand, made the visit even more memorable.

Photo by @cdlphoto

A walk near the coast is a gift in itself and with Mother's Day being the weekend buzz, having those colorful blooms sprinkled all over the cliffs was the perfect addition!

Photo by @the_active_towl

Local or visitor, Gayle’s Bakery & Rosticceria in Capitola is one of the most popular eatery stops in Santa Cruz County. And they’re always coming up with delicious and beautiful creations like these adorable cookies just for Mom!

Photo by @gaylesbakery

Shops all over town were putting their best foot forward to offer mom something special. Gotta love these local, unique blooms brought into this Downtown Santa Cruz shop for the weekend.

Photo by @botanicandluxe

After seeing a bunch of strawberry picking photos from Live Earth Farms and Swanton Berry Farm over the weekend, we’re thinking this might be one of the best Mother’s Day outings a family could plan! Kids love it, adults love it, the strawberries are delicious, you’re supporting local farms, and you’re enjoying some of the best spots in the county!

Photo by @smichelet at Swanton Berry Farm

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