Travel Blog

February 20, 2018

Here’s How to Celebrate Watsonville’s 150th Anniversary

March 2018 officially marks Watsonville’s 150th anniversary-a sesquicentennial!-and the town has big plans to celebrate. Although the celebration will continue throughout the year, there’s much to get excited about, lately. The historically agricultural community has become a recent hotbed for independent artists and craft food and drink producers, prompting some to refer to it as the Brooklyn of Santa Cruz County. Below, we share everything you need to know about the upcoming festivities, as well as some ways to enjoy Watsonville’s rich culture and scenic landscape today.

September 18, 2017


Strawberry fields and apple orchards provide a gorgeous backdrop that welcomes visitors. The Pajaro Valley – which can be seen from the summit of Mount Madonna – includes the communities of Corralitos, Freedom, La Selva Beach, Pajaro, Royal Oaks, Pajaro Dunes, and Watsonville. A variety of options awaits; from an early morning bird watching excursion

August 7, 2017

Summer Wildlife Happening NOW!

Santa Cruz County has year round wildlife watching – whales, sea lions, dolphins, tidepools, hundreds of species of birds – there’s really not a bad time of year for seeing some creatures! But here’s a quick roundup of photos – all taken within the last week – that will give you a realtime look at the Santa Cruz summer wildlife scene.