Eating out in Santa Cruz County is about so much more than fueling up for the next adventure. The nation’s organic food movement took root here in our county’s fertile soil and we banned plastic bags, straws, cutlery and styrofoam take-out containers long before green-living and zero-waste lifestyles came into vogue. With this history and
The wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation region rank among the best in the country. The tasting experience is unique in local wineries as well, where wine makers are in the tasting room with visitors, allowing for a more personal wine tasting experience. A unique microclimate, with warm, sunny days and cool foggy nights
It’s that time of year again! Don’t let the hustle, bustle and those hard-to-shop-for people on your list get you down! Think outside the big box and take a look at this Holiday Gift Guide with 20+ Santa Cruz ideas that are easy, fun, and totally unique! GIVE A CLASSIC SANTA CRUZ EXPERIENCE Salty Surf CultureSanta
Packed full of colorful vendor stands, Santa Cruz farmers markets can feel like a riot of vibrant flowers, fruits, and veggies. Yet, hidden behind each stack of romanesco broccoli is a local farm with a story to tell. One example is Live Earth Farm, a market mainstay that lures tote-wielding foodies with fresh organic produce. Get to know them better, and you’ll discover they offer a lot more than sweet berries and succulent tomatoes, including a dreamy countryside property with farm stand, kids camps, and seasonal U-pick events.
The holiday spirit has hit Santa Cruz County and we’ve got a sleigh full of family fun to celebrate the season! From everyone’s favorite Holiday Lights Train to Ice Skating at the Boardwalk, and Breakfast with Santa to the Nutcracker, we’ve got all the holly-jolly holiday events you won’t want to miss! BOARDWALK HOLIDAY ICENovember