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Celebrate Fall in Santa Cruz County

Though we’re never quite ready to bid adieu to summer, we’re always eager to welcome fall. The magical season sees life’s pace begin to slow, the air turn crisp, and sunlight bathe everything in golden hues. We love scouring pumpkin patches for the perfect jack-o-lantern, and watching masked, pint-sized ghouls wander streets with trick-or-treat bags held wide open. A noticeable uptick in baked goods doesn’t hurt either. Below we share some ideas for how to celebrate autumn in Santa Cruz County with plenty of frights, food, and fall color to last the season.

Not-To-Miss Fall Events in Santa Cruz County

The secret’s out! The fall season boasts some of the best weather of the year in Santa Cruz County, plus it’s chock-full of awesome events, fewer crowds, and reduced hotel rates! Visit Santa Cruz is celebrating fall by giving away mini-vacations, activity prizes, gift certificates, and more! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to

Santa Cruz County’s Best of 2020

Now those are two things you don’t hear together too often – “best” and “2020” – but we refuse to let this year’s lows keep us from seeing the beauty! Take a look at some of our fans’ favorite moments from 2020 in Santa Cruz County. Whether it’s inspiring images of the coast’s unyielding beauty,

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: CALIFORNIA KING TIDES ARE COMING!

California King Tides are coming back to Santa Cruz County, and this season, you have even more opportunities to enjoy these impressive tides! King Tides dates are: December 4 and 5, 2021 and January 1, 2, and 3, 2022! These naturally occurring and predictable events are when the highest and lowest tides hit our shores

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