For us, seasonal pairings are a given: fall and pumpkins, winter and snowmen, spring and wildflowers, and summer and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Right now, kids are measuring themselves to see if they’re finally tall enough to ride the Giant Dipper roller coaster, and adults are budgeting dietary allowances for the promise of corn dogs and funnel cakes. The Boardwalk did some prepping for the new season, too, with a whopping $14 million worth of new rides, updated attractions, and cool enhancements. Here’s a peek of what new fun the Boardwalk has in store for 2017.
Warm weather had everyone running to the water this weekend! Of course we’ve got some incredible beach views to check out, but there’s a whole lot more! See some of the weekend’s most popular places to beat the heat in Santa Cruz County.
Perched on spectacular seaside bluffs above the Monterey Bay, Seascape Beach Resort captures the natural splendor, sunny vibes, and beachy goodness of the California coast. Beautiful, lush grounds have made it a favorite with happy couples tying the knot, but you needn’t swap rings to make it your big day too. Here are five ways we enjoy this awesome coastal destination.
Santa Cruz County covers a lot of scenic ground. And while nothing beats a good hike, bike or swim, sometimes a lazy drive is the best way to see it all. When we’re out exploring, we love referencing Mobile Ranger, a free locally-designed app and informative website that links forgotten stories and curious facts with the places that surround us. Below, we’ve shared some of our favorite scenic drives – as well as ways to enhance your outings with Mobile Ranger – because you know Santa Cruz will never steer you wrong.
What a perfectly warm weekend we had here in Santa Cruz County! Locals and visitors were definitely embracing the warmer temps and many were finding there way to the coastline. I spent a good part of my day at Cowell Beach on Saturday and it sure felt like summer soaking up the sun and hearing the screams from the Boardwalk rides! Check out a few of our favorite coastal scenes from the weekend and be sure to share your views with us by using #VisitSantaCruz or #MyWeekendInSantaCruz!