Spend some quality time with family and friends over the holidays and enjoy some of the best in Santa Cruz County dining! From oceanside restaurants to tasty desserts and brews, there’s something for everyone at these Santa Cruz favorites on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, Restaurant & Pub, Downtown
Kick-start the new year with an energizing First Day Hike through ancient towering redwoods, sandy coastal stretches, and along soothing mountain streams. On January 1st, state parks across the country are offering free-guided hikes for the eighth year in a row. Get outside, connect with nature, and expand your knowledge of the wildlife, plant life,
The holiday spirit has hit Santa Cruz County and we’ve got a sleigh full of family fun to celebrate the season! From everyone’s favorite Holiday Lights Train to Ice Skating at the Boardwalk, and Breakfast with Santa to the Nutcracker, we’ve got all the holly-jolly holiday events you won’t want to miss! BOARDWALK HOLIDAY ICENovember
The winter season marks the start of the best wildlife watching on the California coast and Santa Cruz County is no exception! Migrating whales, fluttering monarchs, active elephant seals, and birding galore, make the winter months the perfect time for a Santa Cruz vacation set around incredible wildlife viewing. And to top it off, there are some amazing hotel deals that will make your winter getaway even better!
Halloween is here and Santa Cruz County has all the spooky fun! Trick-or-Treating on the Wharf, a Halloween Parade in the Capitola Village, a Monster Masquerade, and so much more! Check out some of the best Halloween celebrations throughout the county!