TRAVEL BLOG

April 17, 2019

The Santa Cruz Taco Trail

Is there anything tacos can’t do? The humble, handheld snack sparked the current food truck craze, earned its own colorful emoji, and prompted countless memes with bad puns (which we won’t taco ‘bout). Tacos also make for a delicious excuse to explore Santa Cruz County. From Davenport to Watsonville, you’ll discover everything from crispy, old

April 15, 2019

The ‘SS Palo Alto’ Turns 100!

Santa Cruz County celebrates its concrete curiosity The SS Palo Alto might be the most unlikely of Santa Cruz County landmarks. Constructed of concrete in 1919, and named for another Bay Area town, the Cement Ship—a nickname quickly adopted by most locals—has been a beloved icon of Seacliff State Beach in Aptos since it was

April 8, 2019

What’s New at Chaminade!

Overlooking scenic redwoods and nearby beaches, it’s no surprise that Chaminade Resort & Spa is a hotspot for vacationers and meeting planners alike. This blissful, pet friendly hideaway boasts nature-filled surroundings while also being a mere ten minute drive from Downtown Santa Cruz, the Boardwalk and other local attractions. Get to know what’s new at

April 6, 2019

Where to Find the Best Wildflowers in Santa Cruz County

It happens every spring, but the transformation of a green hillside to a bright carpet of orange, purple, or golden blooms never gets old. The fields bordering Highway 1 north of Santa Cruz turn bright yellow with sour grass and mustard. Cheery orange California poppies pop up along the San Lorenzo River and striking spires