Lined with grand Victorian homes, vintage streetlamps, and a wondrous tree canopy, Walnut Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz is a visual treat any time of year.
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
The buzz continues in Abbott Square, a dynamic plaza and marketplace that’s enlivened already vibrant Downtown Santa Cruz…
Situated in Scotts Valley, the West and East sides of the Glenwood Preserve unveil over seven miles of trails, marking the culmination of an 18+ year effort.
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.
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 County’s
In Santa Cruz County, we take playtime seriously regardless of age, and hold endless diversions to delight your inner child.
Whether you’re a dyed-in-the-flannel-wool outdoorsy type or won’t bed down without a mattress, there’s a campsite that’s right for you.
Santa Cruz has a remarkable number of ways to indulge your sweet tooth. When in town, I’ll rationalize a stop at one of the following spots for an afternoon pick-me-up.
It’s a gorgeous day, and you want to enjoy the outdoors, but the Bloody Mary you had at brunch has you shying away from an uphill trek to the local mountaintop. We feel you. Thankfully, there are plenty of scenic-and flat-promenades where you can gather the friends, pups, and kids, and bask in the dazzling, local scenery without breaking a sweat.
Here’s your guide on where to hit the Westside’s trails, sales, and pale ales.
With quality time outdoors and away from the screens, these five (or more) outings are your new weekend ace in the hole.