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October 07, 2018

Monarch Butterflies Descend Upon Santa Cruz

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It's that wonderful time of year when butterflies descend upon Santa Cruz! Thousands of fluttering monarch butterflies winter in the eucalyptus trees on the Westside of Santa Cruz at Natural Bridges State Park, California's only state park butterfly preserve.


October 02, 2018

Fall Festivals are Underway - Don't Miss Out on Special Events or the Chance to Win Big!

Can you feel it? A refreshing sharpness to the breeze, a satisfying crunch underfoot when you're walking through the park, a desire to snuggle up with a hot spiced beverage? It's finally fall, which means that some of the year's most highly-anticipated events are already underway, with no signs of slowing down! Autumn often delivers the best weather of the year to Santa Cruz County, but also marks the back-to-school season, so hotels are offering some sweet deals due to fewer crowds! Visit Santa Cruz is celebrating fall by giving away mini vacations and tickets to exciting events for all ages and interests. Follow us on Facebook to enter the Fall Festival Fridays' weekly mini-Santa Cruz vacation contests with hotel stays and more, and our Instagram for event ticket giveaways throughout the season!


September 30, 2018

Whales Dazzle off the Coast of Santa Cruz County

Whales are a year-round spectacle in the Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz County is fortunate to have a front row seat to the show. Although they can be spotted throughout the seasons, there are times when there's a clear surge in their activity near the shore and throughout the Monterey Bay. Now is one of those times and their current muse - Aptos, Capitola, and Santa Cruz!


September 21, 2018

Best of September in Santa Cruz

September has a real knack for easing the blow of summer's end. The weather's still amazing, there tons of fun eventswaves start picking up, and sunsets and sunrises saturate to new levels! Check out a few of September's frame-worthy scenes that'll have you saying 'bon voyage' to summer and hello fall!


September 19, 2018

Celebrate California Surfing Day in Santa Cruz

As you may have heard, in 2018, surfing was declared California's official state sport! And to commemorate this momentous event, California has proclaimed September 20th 'California Surfing Day!' So every September 20th, whether you're riding the waves or watching from the cliffs, celebrate #CaliforniaSurfingDay in Santa Cruz!


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