Per state and local health official guidelines, a Regional Stay-at-Home Order was issued. For now, non-essential travel to Santa Cruz County is not advised.

Travel Blog

Upcoming Virtual + Socially Distanced Events

Photo by Sarah Voorhees

See what fun, entertaining, sometimes educational, and always Santa Cruz County themed virtual events are coming up this month! Whether you’re in a live zoom webinar exploring the ancient redwoods of a local state park or taking a virtual tour of the latest art exhibit, these events will change up the routine at home!

And for all those parents out there, be sure to check in regularly for added events – we know these might come in handy for that distance-learning game. 😊

ON-DEMAND PORTS PROGRAM FROM NATURAL BRIDGES STATE BEACH
Available Now
California State Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) provides K12 students the opportunity to connect with the diverse cultural, natural, and historic resources of our State through virtual field-trip experiences. Check out the on-demand programs from Natural Bridges State Beach.

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT: FIRST PEOPLES OF CALIFORNIA FROM SANTA CRUZ MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Available Now
Explore the many ways Native Californians have survived and thrived through their knowledge of and relationship with the natural landscape. Text, video, slideshows, and learning extensions bring the Museum’s physical exhibit to life in the digital realm for learners of all ages.

CALIFORNIA KING TIDES
January 11 – 12
“King Tides” are high tides that occur when the gravitational pull of the sun and the moon are in alignment. When these tides happen at the same time as stormy weather, water levels can rise even higher. California King Tides are coming to Santa Cruz County! King Tides mean the highest tides of the year, but also the lowest, most dramatic negative tides. These extreme low tides pose prime conditions for tide pooling, miles of beach walking, and extended beach exploration.

DRIVE-IN MOVIES AT Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: Spaceballs
January 15
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is proud to present Flash-back entertainment in the comfort and safety of your own car! Must tune-into a radio station to listen. Enjoy the show!

DRIVE-IN MOVIES AT Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: Remember the Titans
January 16
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is proud to present Flash-back entertainment in the comfort and safety of your own car! Must tune-into a radio station to listen. Enjoy the show!

DRIVE-IN MOVIES AT Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: Dirty Dancing
January 22
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is proud to present Flash-back entertainment in the comfort and safety of your own car! Must tune-into a radio station to listen. Enjoy the show!

DRIVE-IN MOVIES AT Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: Moana
January 23
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is proud to present Flash-back entertainment in the comfort and safety of your own car! Must tune-into a radio station to listen. Enjoy the show!

DRIVE-IN MOVIES AT Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: Star Wars THE FORCE AWAKENS
January 30
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is proud to present Flash-back entertainment in the comfort and safety of your own car! Must tune-into a radio station to listen. Enjoy the show!

Would you like additional information on Santa Cruz County businesses that are safely open right now? Dining options, kayak rentals, parks, wine tasting, and more – see our NEW detailed business listings with specific COVID-19 safety measure information. And as always, we ask everyone in Santa Cruz County to take the Safety Pledge with us: Protect others and yourself – wear a mask and social distance. #LetsCruzSafely

Last updated December 2020

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