Nestled deep amongst the tree-lined peaks of the Santa Cruz Mountains lies one of the best-kept secrets of the San Lorenzo Valley: Loch Lomond Reservoir.
Visitors looking to explore the blossoming flowers and fields of poppies, lupines, and mustard grass in Santa Cruz have so many excellent options to choose from!
Santa Cruz County is home to the Monterey Bay, known as the “Grand Canyon of the Ocean” for its trenches and extreme depth, and the “Serengeti of the Sea” for abundant wildlife viewing.
Santa Cruz’s thriving downtown is constantly growing and seeing new additions to the culinary scene.
The towering coastal redwood trees of the Santa Cruz County mountains carry an awe-inspiring majesty that words can never quite capture and photography fails to reproduce.
Thousands of delicate, orange-hued wings gracefully flutter, somewhat randomly, about Santa Cruz County, each traveling to a place Beyond Your Wildest Dreams.
Tucked away in the mountains and dotting the landscape of the UC Santa Cruz campus stand the ruins of a once prosperous industry that helped put Santa Cruz on the map.
When California’s coastal currents carry the frigid water of the deep to chill its saltwater surface, delicate wisps of moisture form in the warm air above: fog.
In Santa Cruz, we like to celebrate all creatures great and small, especially those of the migrating variety.
We are highlighting some of the best places in Santa Cruz County to explore the great outdoors! From miles of sand to comb on the beaches of south county to
The expansive coastline in Santa Cruz County offers endless options to explore coastal environments for tide pool treasures.
Hidden amidst the lush redwood forests in the San Lorenzo Valley and Santa Cruz Mountains, the glistening lake draws visitors with scenery, serenity, and activities such as boating, picnicking, and hiking.