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December 07, 2018

Where to Stay in Scotts Valley

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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 you can pack both your hiking shoes and boogie board!

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November 13, 2018

Celebrate the Holiday Season in Santa Cruz County!

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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!

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October 30, 2018

The BEST of Winter Wildlife in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz is known for its phenomenal wildlife viewing opportunities. Year round whale watching, birding, otters and elephant seals, and seasonal monarch butterflies have put Santa Cruz County on the map for many nature enthusiasts! But in December and January there seems to be a crescendo of wildlife that make Santa Cruz a wintertime must-see!

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October 22, 2018

TOP TAPROOMS IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

All photos by Garrick Ramirez

While breweries abound in Santa Cruz County, taprooms offer the chance to sample numerous breweries in one setting. From boisterous beer halls to relaxed beer gardens, you can taste your way through the many brew styles that have made Santa Cruz County a craft beer destination. Plus, many taprooms are matching the quality of their brews with destination-worthy eats. Drop into the following spots, and tap into the local craft beer scene.

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October 17, 2018

WORK IT: GALLERY DIRECTOR ANN HAZELS

Photos by Molly Ressler

As the director of Radius Gallery, Ann Hazels has her finger on the pulse of Santa Cruz County’s art scene. Every few weeks, she fills the bright and airy gallery space with a new exhibition of selected works, curated by herself or a guest curator. The exhibits often combine multiple mediums, from acrylics and photography to metal, clay, and even rubber sculptures that create interactive, thought-provoking experiences.

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