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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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July 29, 2014

A Stroll Through Capitola Village

The quaint seaside village of Capitola began as a humble tent camp along the shore of the Monterey Bay. Camp Capitola, as it was known, welcomed its first guests in 1874 making it the first beach resort in California. A few years later, it premiered a magnificent wood-frame Victorian hotel -- Hotel Capitola -- that echoed

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July 14, 2014

Your Summer Guide to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 2015

Is there any purer expression of summer than a day at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk? For over 100 years, the seaside amusement park has thrilled all ages with its festive mix of sun, fun and nostalgia. It’s just as enchanting today as the day it opened in 1907 and it continues to delight with new rides, treats and events. Here’s a handy guide to all that's happening this summer at the Boardwalk.WHAT’S NEW

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