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December 30, 2014

2015 Santa Cruz Must-Sees!

For most Santa Cruz County visitors there are two big must-sees on their list: the beach and the redwoods. Yes, those are definitely must-sees and should remain at the top of any Santa Cruz list, but there is soooo much more! Check out this list of some, perhaps lesser known, top spots and activities to do in Santa Cruz County in 2015!SIP ON THE COUNTRY-SIDE

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November 26, 2014

Top Spots to Tide Pool in Santa Cruz County

Wildlife viewing comes in all shapes, sizes and varieties in Santa Cruz County. Looking for furry friends? Take a hike at Big Basin Redwoods State Park to spot some deer. Want to see whales? Head out on the bay on a whale watching excursion and see the

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September 16, 2014

10 Free Things to Do in Santa Cruz: Fall & Winter

Unlike most towns that make up this country of ours, cold weather doesn’t automatically equate with heading indoors for the season here in Santa Cruz. We are blessed to have countless activities to keep us occupied all year round, both inside and out, that highlight our special region. But if you still happen to get hit with a case of the winter doldrums, save your money for holiday gift giving and pick up this list

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September 10, 2014

Pleasure Point

Did you know that Pleasure Point -- a delightful Santa Cruz neighborhood and famed surf spot -- actually earned its hedonistic moniker from the area’s Prohibition-era shenanigans? I always thought it was because of the neighborhood’s pleasing sea-kissed air, scenic vistas and sunny surf town demeanor. Either way, this little corner of Santa Cruz is a great spot to while away a nice day noshing, window-shopping and

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August 13, 2014

Santa Cruz Wharf Turns 100

All photos by Garrick Ramirez All photos by Garrick RamirezSanta Cruz has numerous public promenades that flaunt its natural splendor. The Westside’s West Cliff Drive and Pleasure Point’s East Cliff Drive are great examples. But none capture the area’s history, atmosphere and bayside beauty more than

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