TRAVEL BLOG

March 6, 2019

Searching for Slugs in the Santa Cruz Mountains

You haven’t fully experienced Santa Cruz County until you’ve hiked through a redwood forest still dripping from a hard rain. The canyons are filled with the sound of rushing water. Wrens flit between the lichen-draped brush of the understory, and the silvery warble of a Swainson’s thrush filters down from the latticework of branches spiraling

March 4, 2019

Win a Customizable Trip to Santa Cruz!

Spring is in the air and Visit Santa Cruz County would like to celebrate the season with a fabulous vacation giveaway! That’s right, you can enter now to WIN a stay in Santa Cruz! But this is not your average vacation giveaway package; this one is completely CUSTOMIZABLE! Submit your entry and you could win a Grand

March 2, 2019

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SAILBOAT RACES

Santa Cruz is known near and far for its surfing legacy. Surfer Magazine named Santa Cruz the best surf town in the U.S., we are home to countless iconic surfers including Jay Moriarty, whose story was featured on the big screen in Chasing Mavericks, and we even have a Surfing Museum that presents our rich history. But there is

March 1, 2019

Enjoy Free Summer Fun in Santa Cruz County!

Visiting Santa Cruz County is more affordable than ever. This season, there are plenty of free activities and events to enjoy that won’t cost a penny. Santa Cruz County may be known as a Nuclear-Free and Hate-Free Zone, but that’s not all that’s free! Here’s what you need to know for this spring and summer.

February 28, 2019

World-Class Links at Pasatiempo Golf Club

History and scenery come together at Pasatiempo Golf Club, a renowned, semi-private course tucked into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Named for the Spanish word for “pastime,” the stunning property was founded in 1929 by amateur golf champion, Marion Hollins. Her masterstroke was recruiting legendary golf architect Alister Mackenzie to design the 18-hole