Santa Cruz and the surfing world has no doubt lost a legend with the passing of wetsuit pioneer, Jack O’Neill. Locals, visitors, and the surfing community as a whole, have been showing their love and respect for Jack, and this Sunday, July 9, a memorial paddle out will take place in his honor. The Jack O’Neill Memorial Paddle Out will be held near Jack’s home and favorite beach, Pleasure Point, at 11am. Those who will be participating in the paddle out are encouraged to arrive an hour early and parking will be very limited. We hope to see you there and stand (or paddle) beside you on this day where we celebrate the life and legacy of Jack O’Neill!
As the 30th anniversary of The Lost Boys approaches, Visit Santa Cruz County is bringing a little nostalgia to the beach this summer. A new locations map outlines where key scenes were filmed some three decades ago, enabling fans of the cult classic movie to relive their teenage vampire fantasies (in a family-friendly way) while experiencing Santa Cruz County with a new perspective.
With a stunning hilltop setting and vibrant landscaped grounds rippling with fountains, it’s little wonder why Chaminade is a favorite vacation and special event destination. The relaxing, nature-filled retreat feels remote yet is only 10 minutes from downtown, offering guests easy access to local attractions and locals a favorite locale for sunset drinks. Whether you’re seeking an atmospheric spot to gather with friends or planning an overnight getaway, here are five more reasons to consider Chaminade for your next leisurely escape.
This month, two prime locations in Santa Cruz County are featured as the backdrops for Visit California’s newest consumer branding commercial. Scenes for Living the Dream – the next incarnation of the state’s “Dream Big” campaign series – shows Davenport Beach and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. The Santa Cruz County Film Commission, a department within Visit Santa Cruz County, assisted with the planning and worked with a location scout and Visit California’s agency of record Mering Carson, to identify the locations and logistics for the production, the filming of which took place last fall.
Are you Team Pokémon GO or Team Pokemon Go Away? There are probably three different responses to this question: 1. Team Pokémon GO; 2. Team Pokémon Go Away; or 3. What are you even talking about!? Whatever your response, we decided to give Pokémon GO a quick 15 minutes and highlight a few recent visitors to the area.