Fall brings brisk weather, changes leaves–and Open Studios time in Santa Cruz County, a chance to visit hundreds of artists’ studios throughout the county. You can choose to go full tilt all three weekends with samplings of every type of art…or you can simplify your focus to any of the distinctive areas of work. Follow
Fall in Santa Cruz County is the best-kept secret among locals. Although barbecue grills and bathing suits will be stashed away until next season, summer continues for visitors in-the-know. Featuring fewer crowds and some of the year’s best weather, the autumn months are hailed as Santa Cruz County’s “Secret Summer.” This fall, the Santa Cruz
With 40,000 people expected to attend the 29th anniversary of the popular Capitola Art & Wine Festival this weekend (September 10 and 11), it’s no surprise that approximately 400 behind-the-scenes volunteers are needed to insure its success. Twenty Santa Cruz Mountain wineries are showcased, so it takes about 200 people to sell wine glasses, staff
With so-called “brat bans” making the news these days, a parent can feel pretty self-conscious about taking their children out in public. I have to say, this isn’t the case in Santa Cruz. In fact, I feel like Santa Cruz is doing everything right to welcome families with kids of the two and four-legged varieties.
Rev up your engines and start your day with an outdoor adventure as you head to Aptos, home of The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park. Nicene Marks consists of over 30 miles of trails made for hiking, jogging and biking. Picnic tables and barbecue pits are available and a trail camp is located six