Travel Blog

January 22, 2019

SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON LIGHTS UP SANTA CRUZ

Last January, it was the Super Blue Blood Moon that captivated Santa Cruz, this year, it was the Super Blood Wolf Moon! In the late evening of January 20th the rare lunar eclipse and supermoon joined forces to create the spectacular sight in the Santa Cruz skies. Check out a few of our favorite Santa Cruz County glimpses at this rare lunar

January 16, 2019

WINTER WILDLIFE WATCH: ELEPHANT SEALS

The secret’s out! Winter is the BEST time to visit Santa Cruz for some great wildlife watching! And one of our winter must-sees – the elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park! Año Nuevo State Park is the site for one of the largest mainland breeding colonies in the world for the northern elephant seal, and lucky for us,

December 28, 2018

YOUR GUIDE TO RUNNING RACES IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

By Molly Ressler

Whether you’ve been training for months, are a casual weekend jogger, or like to wear a brightly colored tutu with your Nike’s, there’s a race with your name on it in Santa Cruz County. Prefer running as a spectator sport? We’re known for hosting races that are highly entertaining from the sidelines. Starting in February, there’s a race (or two or three) nearly every month through December and each one features Instagram-worthy scenery every sweaty step of the way.

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