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
It’s not a well-kept secret. At least not among Santa Cruz locals. Welcome to DeLaveaga – perched just above town in the idyllic foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. With ocean views and a top-ranked golf course, along with an award-winning restaurant and two bars, all nestled in the center of miles of striking natural
Even as a small town, Santa Cruz is brimming with unique neighborhoods showing off their own personality. Midtown, caught between the Westside and Eastside of Santa Cruz is no different. Take the time to explore the laid-back vibe of this section of the city at a local’s pace. From sipping locally roasted coffee to window
The gorgeous Monterey Bay, refreshing redwood forests, miles of hiking trails, and many of your favorite eateries, shops, activities, and attractions are ready to say, “Welcome back to Santa Cruz!” So, what are some ideas for you next visit to Santa Cruz County? Or as a local, what are some fun things you can do
If you follow us on Instagram, you already know how alluring Santa Cruz County is on your phone. Yet, nothing compares to experiencing its dazzling scenery and relaxed vibes IRL. Santa Cruz County brims with sunny golden shores, lush redwood groves, and a vibrant surf scene that need no filter. Below, we’ve shared some local Instagram hotspots to fill your feed with mesmerizing imagery—and your followers with FOMO. Just remember to tag your posts with #Visit Santa Cruz and #SantaCruzNow for a chance be featured on our page!