Is there any purer expression of summer than a day at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk? For over 100 years, the seaside amusement park has thrilled all ages with its festive mix of sun, fun, and nostalgia. It’s just as enchanting today as the day it opened in 1907 and it continues to delight with new
By Garrick Ramirez
The newly opened trails at Glenwood Open Space Preserve offer the latest reason to get outside in Santa Cruz County. Situated in Scotts Valley, the preserve recently unveiled five miles of trails, marking the culmination of an 18-year effort. Managed by the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, the 166-acre property brims with diverse habitats such as redwood groves, lush wetlands, and evergreen forests. Plus, there are more trails on the way! Here’s everything you need to know about visiting this scenic new preserve.
Among Santa Cruz’s best kept secrets, the Loch Lomond Recreation Area in Felton, might be the most spectacular. Hidden amidst the lush redwood forests in the San Lorenzo Valley and Santa Cruz Mountains, the glistening lake draws visitors with scenery, serenity, and activities such as boating, picnicking, and hiking. And now that Loch Lomond is
You’ll never lose sight of the coast when you spend your days at the beach, grab meals at these scenic eateries and rest your head at one of Santa Cruz’s many waterfront accommodations. Located in diverse settings along the Monterey Bay, each of the following properties sports breathtaking views of the sand and shore. BEACH STREET INN &
Sometimes, the best kids activities are the ones grown-ups do when no one’s watching. If you still love sneaking in a little Mario Kart, scarfing mac n’ cheese, and rewatching The Incredibles when the kids are asleep, read on. In Santa Cruz County, we take playtime seriously regardless of age, and hold endless diversions to