TRAVEL BLOG

February 1, 2019

MORE SECRETLY AWESOME SANTA CRUZ

Not every local treasure ends up at the gift shop. We recently shared some of our favorite Santa Cruz hidden gems and invited you to experience what made them so special. If you’ve already checked those off your list, we’ve assembled even more memorable, lesser-known spots for you to discover. From a secret beach to a rare

January 31, 2019

Where to Golf in Santa Cruz County

With exceptional scenery and a year-round mild climate, a round of golf in Santa Cruz County is a sure shot. The region abounds with varied courses that take advantage of the striking landscape, from championship links with ocean vistas to welcoming fairways tucked amidst redwood forests. Plus, we’ve got options for disc golf enthusiasts, and

January 30, 2019

MEET SANTA CRUZ COUNTY’S NEW SUPERSTAR CHEFS

The ever-expanding Santa Cruz dining scene always has something new to offer, from debuting restaurants to the hottest seasonal dish. The latest buzz is all about new kitchen talent. With a bounty of fresh produce and seafood at their disposal, skillful new chefs are reinvigorating menus across the county. Here’s the scoop on a recent

January 22, 2019

SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON LIGHTS UP SANTA CRUZ

Last January, it was the Super Blue Blood Moon that captivated Santa Cruz, this year, it was the Super Blood Wolf Moon! In the late evening of January 20th the rare lunar eclipse and supermoon joined forces to create the spectacular sight in the Santa Cruz skies. Check out a few of our favorite Santa Cruz County glimpses at this rare lunar

January 16, 2019

WINTER WILDLIFE WATCH: ELEPHANT SEALS

The secret’s out! Winter is the BEST time to visit Santa Cruz for some great wildlife watching! And one of our winter must-sees – the elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park! Año Nuevo State Park is the site for one of the largest mainland breeding colonies in the world for the northern elephant seal, and lucky for us,