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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

March 1, 2019

Enjoy Free Summer Fun in Santa Cruz County!

Visiting Santa Cruz County is more affordable than ever. This season, there are plenty of free activities and events to enjoy that won’t cost a penny. Santa Cruz County may be known as a Nuclear-Free and Hate-Free Zone, but that’s not all that’s free! Here’s what you need to know for this spring and summer.

February 1, 2019

MORE SECRETLY AWESOME SANTA CRUZ

Not every local treasure ends up at the gift shop. We recently shared some of our favorite Santa Cruz hidden gems and invited you to experience what made them so special. If you’ve already checked those off your list, we’ve assembled even more memorable, lesser-known spots for you to discover. From a secret beach to a rare

December 26, 2018

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY’S BEST OF 2018

2018 is wrapping up and we’re taking a look back to see what our fans loved most on our Facebook and Instagram feeds! Take a look below for some of the best of the best of 2018 based on fan likes, comments, and shares. Enjoy the gallery and rest assured that we will keep providing more of this wildly beautiful, adventurous, and inspiring

December 12, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: CALIFORNIA KING TIDES ARE COMING!

California King Tides are coming to Santa Cruz! January 20 & 21, the impressive tides will hit the shores of Santa Cruz County! These naturally occurring and predictable events are when the highest tides occur. But that’s not all, during King Tides we also experience some of the lowest, most dramatic negative tides. These extreme low tides pose prime conditions