By now, you must have heard about our incredible vacation giveaway! Spring is in full swing, and everyone is ready to get outside and have some fun in the sun. From ziplining through the redwoods, to wine tasting in the Santa Cruz Mountains, to exploring the area by boat or bike, and more, Visit Santa Cruz County and our partners have put together some amazing activities to help give one lucky winner the ultimate California vacation! By entering our Let’s Cruz Customizable Vacation Getaway, you could win a Grand Prize of: a two-night stay at the beachfront Dream Inn Santa Cruz, four tickets to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and four passes to Roaring Camp Railroads, PLUS choose four additional activities from a list of uniquely Santa Cruz options! The contest began on March 1, 2018 and continues through May 31, 2018.
Along with the main “Let’s Cruz Customizable Vacation Getaway” Grand Prize, every Tuesday on Facebook and Twitter there will also be additional Boardwalk and Roaring Camp ticket giveaways-plus one mini-vacation contest-so be sure to follow Visit Santa Cruz County! These contests will happen every Tuesday through May 22, 2018, and there have already been a few happy winners!
Check out our contest sponsors below, plus THIRTEEN Grand Prize activity options to choose from, below:
Annieglass is open to the public for factory tours and wine tasting, and recently added “The Craftbar” to the mix, which offers workshops and a variety of hands-on classes including: making succulent gardens, building a pinch pot or slab built vase out of clay, carving potatoes into printing blocks to make tea towels, or even making your own one-of-a-kind glass plate.
► Choose as one of four customizable activities included in the Grand Prize package: Craft Bar Experience at Annieglass
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Ideally located next to the Santa Cruz Wharf, the Beach Boardwalk, and West Cliff Drive-and overlooking Cowell Beach-the Dream Inn is an iconic fixture of a luxurious Santa Cruz vacation. In addition to tasty cocktails and dishes, the on-site Aquarius Restaurant and Jack O’Neill Lounge also boast the same gorgeous beach views as the hotel rooms!
► Automatically included in the Grand Prize package!
Seascape Beach Resort
Perched on spectacular seaside bluffs above the Monterey Bay, Seascape Beach Resort captures the natural splendor, sunny vibes, and beachy goodness of the California coast. Be sure to watch our Facebook page closely for a Facebook-exclusive giveaway that will include a two-night stay at this awe-inspiring oceanfront resort, complete with a bonfire and S’mores on the beach!
► Included in an additional mini-vacay giveaway package, separate from the Grand Prize package. Keep an eye out for this contest taking place on one Tuesday between now and May 22, 2018!
Pajaro Dunes Resort
Tucked into grass-shrouded sand dunes on the southern shores of Santa Cruz County, Pajaro Dunes Resort enjoys an especially scenic slice of the Monterey Bay. With an architecturally striking mix of vacation rentals that blend into peaceful seaside surroundings, there’s much to love about this leisurely beach community. Follow our Facebook page for an exclusive mid-spring, mini-vacay giveaway that will include a two-night, two-bedroom condo stay at this best-kept secret of Santa Cruz County!
► Included in an additional mini-vacay giveaway package, separate from the Grand Prize package!
Chaminade Resort & Spa
With a stunning hilltop setting and vibrant landscaped grounds rippling with fountains, it’s little wonder why Chaminade is a favorite vacation and special event destination. The relaxing, nature-filled retreat feels remote yet is only ten minutes from downtown, offering guests easy access to local attractions. Chaminade is also a day guest favorite with scenic and delicious (and pet-friendly) dining and their expansive spa treatment offerings. If relaxing nature-side is your thing, be sure to select Spa Treatments at Chaminade Resort & Spa when customizing your dream vacation!
► Choose as one of four customizable activities included in the Grand Prize package: Mini-Spa Treatment at Chaminade Resort & Spa
Capitola is California’s oldest seaside resort town, whose colorful buildings, abundant murals, and quaint beach town vibe add to the charm that is the Capitola Village. Capitola Beach and Wharf sit just behind charming shops and restaurants, and everything from seaside wine tasting to paddleboard and boat rentals make Capitola Village a one-stop-shop for an oceanfront vacation.
ACTIVITIES TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR SANTA CRUZ VACATION
We’ve designed the Let’s Cruz Customizable Vacation Getaway with YOU in mind, and it’s all about what YOU want to do on your perfect Santa Cruz Vacation. The Grand Prize includes a two-night stay at the Dream Inn Santa Cruz, four tickets to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and four passes to Roaring Camp Railroads, and then you get to choose your four favorite selections from this list of prizes and activities:
- Kayaking Tour with Kayak Connection
- Tour & Tasting at Venus Spirits
- Stand Up Paddle Board Rental at Covewater Paddle
- Beer Tasting Certificate at Lupulo Craft Beer House
- Electric Bike Rental with Current E-Bikes
- Glass Blowing Workshop with Chris Johnson Glass
- Craft Bar Experience at Annieglass
- Wine Tasting at Nicholson Vineyards
- Mini-Spa Treatment at Chaminade Resort & Spa
- Tour Through the Redwoods with Mount Hermon Adventures
- $150 Gift Certificate for Penny Ice Creamery/Picnic Basket/Assembly
- Wine Tasting at Bargetto Winery
- Whale Watching with Stagnaro Whale Watching
The contest is live RIGHT NOW, so enter! And be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for additional contest info, mini-giveaways, and loads of prizes throughout the season! Happy Cruz’ing and good luck!