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March 13, 2017

This Was #MyWeekendInSantaCruz

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This weekend marked the officially, unofficial 'we're only wearing flip flops on Saturdays and Sundays, I only eat al fresco at restaurants' time of year in Santa Cruz County. The weather was perfect, the sun now feels like it's shining longer upon us, and everyone around town had that relaxed summertime feeling. Check out some of the best weekend views with this edition of #MyWeekendInSantaCruz.

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February 26, 2017

My Weekend in Santa Cruz...

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Let’s face it, not all weekends are created equal. Work demands, house projects, weather conditions, obligatory events - they all have a way of foiling those dreamy weekend plans. But there’s always someone, somewhere, doing awesome things and we took the pleasure of finding a few folks who nailed their weekend in Santa Cruz County. So take a peek and get inspired so you can say, “this is my weekend in Santa Cruz!”

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February 01, 2017

Drink These Now: Local Sparkling Wine for V-Day

Photo by Garrick Ramirez

Santa Cruz has built up its reputation for superior craft beer and artisanal spirits in recent years, but don’t forget that we bubble over with sparkling wine too! As any champagne lover knows, sparkling wine is meant to be enjoyed anytime, not just on special occasions. Yet with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, we couldn’t help but recommend two exceptional, handcrafted sparklers made in Santa Cruz County.

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January 29, 2017

Guided Backpacking Adventures with California State Parks!

Photo by @gabrielleclimbs at Castle Rock State Park

For the third summer in a row, California State Parks is offering Naturalist-Led Backpacking Adventures through the Santa Cruz Mountains! Whether you're new to backpacking or a seasoned nomad, there's an adventure waiting for you! This year there will be six backpacking trips offered from April through September 2017, ranging from one to three nights. Hike spectacular ridgelines and old growth redwood forests to sandy shores with our knowledgeable team of backcountry naturalists.

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January 11, 2017

Santa Cruz County's Stormy Views

Photo taken in Scotts Valley by @dwains.world

2017 is already making a name for itself in Santa Cruz County. The steady and heavy rains have made quite an impression on the landscape and Mother Nature is making her mark. Take a peek at a few of our favorite shots from this past week and please remember to stay safe! 

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