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January 31, 2019

Where to Golf in Santa Cruz County

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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 mini-putt for the kiddos. Whatever your skill or style, here’s where to get rolling:

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December 28, 2018

Your Guide to Running Races in Santa Cruz County

Whether you’ve been training for months, are a casual weekend jogger, or like to wear a brightly colored tutu with your Nike’s, there’s a race with your name on it in Santa Cruz County. Prefer running as a spectator sport? We’re known for hosting races that are highly entertaining from the sidelines. Starting in February, there’s a race (or two or three) nearly every month through December and each one features Instagram-worthy scenery every sweaty step of the way.

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September 19, 2018

Celebrate California Surfing Day in Santa Cruz

 
As you may have heard, in 2018, surfing was declared California's official state sport! And to commemorate this momentous event, California has proclaimed September 20th 'California Surfing Day!' So every September 20th, whether you're riding the waves or watching from the cliffs, celebrate #CaliforniaSurfingDay in Santa Cruz!

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August 31, 2018

FREE FUN IN FALL AND WINTER FOR TRAVELERS IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

Photo by Garrick Ramirez

Santa Cruz County delivers added value once summer ends, when mild temperatures, fewer crowds, and lower hotel rates help make travel more affordable. This season, there are plenty of free activities and events that won’t cost a penny. Below are a few of our favorite tips! For more info, check out our Top 12 Free Things to Do in Santa Cruz County for Fall and Winter.

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August 14, 2018

CASTLE ROCK STATE PARK TURNS 50!

All Photos by Molly Ressler

Perched atop one of the highest ridges in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Castle Rock State Park offers expansive views of the San Lorenzo Valley. Miles of forested peaks stretch out below, fading from chartreuse and emerald green to sage, the furthest peaks a hazy blue that meet the fog-shrouded Pacific. Although not as famous as its neighbor, Big Basin State Park, Castle Rock has its own grove of redwoods, a 75-foot waterfall, miles of hiking along open ridges and through shady forests, and a playground of sandstone rock formations attracting both world-class climbers and amateur scramblers.

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