TRAVEL BLOG

December 9, 2018

DINE OUT FOR CHRISTMAS IN SANTA CRUZ

Spend some quality time with family and friends over the holidays and enjoy some of the best in Santa Cruz County dining! From oceanside restaurants to tasty desserts and brews, there’s something for everyone at these Santa Cruz favorites on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, Restaurant & Pub, Downtown

December 7, 2018

WHERE TO STAY IN SCOTTS VALLEY

Set amidst redwood forests, yet minutes from the coast, Scotts Valley offers an ideal base for exploring Santa Cruz County. Named for 1850s settler Hiram Scott, the cozy town is steps from majestic redwood trails, and fifteen minutes to major attractions such as the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Roaring Camp Railroads. Check into the following hotels, and

December 3, 2018

BIRD BOX NESTLES IN HENRY COWELL REDWOODS STATE PARK

In summer 2018, key scenes for the Netflix thriller Bird Box were re-shot at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. This post-apocalyptic thriller stars Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, and Sarah Paulson and is based on the novel by Josh Malerman. When an unseen evil force which causes people to lose their minds when they view it takes over society,

December 3, 2018

HIKE INTO THE NEW YEAR WITH STATE PARKS

Kick-start the new year with an energizing First Day Hike through ancient towering redwoods, sandy coastal stretches, and along soothing mountain streams. On January 1st, state parks across the country are offering free-guided hikes for the eighth year in a row. Get outside, connect with nature, and expand your knowledge of the wildlife, plant life,