While Watsonville has become a recent hub for independent artisans, a pioneer of its burgeoning craft scene is Annie Morhauser who founded her Annieglass glassware studio amidst the town’s sprawling agriculture fields in 1983. Today, her luminous pieces are featured at high profile hotels and retailers-Four Seasons, Neiman Marcus, the Bellagio in Las Vegas-and two of her pieces are on permanent display at the Smithsonian. Yet, each elegant piece continues to be handmade here in Santa Cruz County. This year, we honor Annieglass’ 35th anniversary with three reasons to visit this spring, as well as a chance to win a free experience at Annieglass’ fun and innovative Craftbar!
It’s a family affair at DeLaveaga Golf Course. Though owned by the City of Santa Cruz, the 18-hole municipal course has been under the care of the Loustalot family since its creation in 1970. Since then, the Loustalots have made it a beloved, community sporting hub. Much thanks is due to the late Gary Loustalot,
In 1987, future filmmaker Jordan Peele was so inspired by 1987’s The Lost Boys that he promised himself he would film a movie in the Santa Cruz area one day. More than three decades later Peele’s Us is set to debut. Santa Cruz serves as a classic beach setting for a vacationing family in the
With a show-stopping landscape and temperate climate, Santa Cruz is a bike riding nirvana. The county is laced with trails that lead alongside bay waters, through idyllic farmland, and into atmospheric redwood groves. Plus, a wealth of shops rent bikes and gear for every adventure type and skill level. From casual family rides to thrilling
Visit Santa Cruz County is commemorating International Women’s Day this year with professional surfer and Santa Cruz native Autumn Hays. “Representing Santa Cruz, especially as a woman, is awesome,” she said. Fresh off her first place win in the World Surf League Qualifying Series, this milestone victory was also a way for her to honor