Travel Blog

May 21, 2018

It’s Almost Time to Pick a Winner!

Spring has flown by, and that means it’s now or never: you’ve got to enter our incredible vacation giveaway contest! Have you been dreaming about basking in the sun, or soaring high above the waves on the Giant Dipper rollercoaster? Did you know that you can also zipline or ride a steam train through the redwoods, and experience some of the best wine tasting south of Napa, in the Santa Cruz Mountains? To better equip you for exploring Santa Cruz County by boat, bike, and more, our partners have put together some amazing activities to give one lucky winner the ultimate California vacation of their dreams! Enter our Let’s Cruz Customizable Vacation Getaway now–we’re almost at the end–and 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 ends on May 31, 2018, so act fast!

But-wait-there’s-more! Along with the “Let’s Cruz Customizable Vacation Getaway” Grand Prize, there will be additional Boardwalk and Roaring Camp Tuesday Ticket Giveaways on Facebook and Twitter-so be sure to follow Visit Santa Cruz County! These contests will continue through May 29, 2018, on Tuesdays.

Check out our awesome partners below, plus THIRTEEN Grand Prize activity options to choose from, below:

CONTEST PARTNERS

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Annieglass
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. Did you know that owner Anne Morhauser has two pieces of art on permanent display at the Smithsonian?! You’re in good hands here.

► Choose as one of four customizable activities included in the Grand Prize package: Craft Bar Experience at Annieglass

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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! You’ll be part of the nonstop pool party, which lasts long into the summer.

► Automatically included in the Grand Prize package!

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Seascape Beach Resort
Two words, one apostrophe: S’mores! Perched on spectacular seaside bluffs above the Monterey Bay, Seascape Beach Resort in Aptos captures the natural splendor, sunny vibes, and beachy goodness of the California coast. This awe-inspiring oceanfront resort sets itself apart by offering guests a bonfire with S’mores on the beach!

► Included in an additional mini-vacay giveaway package, separate from the Grand Prize package!

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Pajaro Dunes Resort
The best-kept secret of Santa Cruz County, and “one of the most visually striking beaches in the region!” 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 alluring mix of vacation rentals that blend into peaceful seaside surroundings, there’s much to love about this leisurely beach community.

► Included in an additional mini-vacay giveaway package, separate from the Grand Prize package!

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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. Chaminade is also a day guest favorite with scenic and delicious (and pet-friendly) dining and their expansive spa treatment offerings, including a Himalayan salt sauna.

► Choose as one of four customizable activities included in the Grand Prize package: Mini-Spa Treatment at Chaminade Resort & Spa

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Capitola BIA
Capitola is California’s original 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:

The contest is live RIGHT NOW, and not for much longer, so be sure to enter before May 31, 2018! And follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for additional contest info, mini-giveaways, and more! We’re so excited to pick a winner–good luck!