Not every local treasure ends up at the gift shop. We recently shared some of our favorite Santa Cruz hidden gems and invited you to experience what made them so special. If you’ve already checked those off your list, we’ve assembled even more memorable, lesser-known spots for you to discover. From a secret beach to a rare white redwood tree, these obscured destinations will reward those willing to stray from the beaten path.
Task: sift through loads of beautiful Santa Cruz County wildflower photos and choose one winner…It’s not easy, but someone’s gotta do it! And that we did. Congrats to Instagram fan, @cafin, for her winning shot taken in Davenport!
WHAT: To celebrate spring, wildflowers and our beautiful Santa Cruz State Parks, we are running a photo contest on our Instagram, @VisitSantaCruz, so we can share the wildflower love!
WHEN: Contest begins Tuesday, March 22, 2016 and ends Monday, April 25, 2016
WHERE: Any Santa Cruz County State Park & throughout Santa Cruz County
From the coastal wildflowers up Highway 1 to the apple blossoms in Watsonville, Santa Cruz County is showing some colorful signs of spring. Take a peek at a few recent fan photos and see where you need to be to take in that spring look, Santa Cruz style.