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Beyond Your Wildest Dreams – Coastal Fog

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. As the coastal fog rolls over Santa Cruz County, the landscape takes on new shape, new form, and breathtaking beauty. The marine layer provides natural air-conditioning to the

Opt Outside in Santa Cruz County

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 zip lining through the resilient redwoods, you’ll love getting some fresh air with these outdoor explorations. Check out our picks for the Best Opt Outside

Top 5 Tide Pools in Santa Cruz County

The expansive coastline in Santa Cruz County offers endless options to explore coastal environments for tide pool treasures. Exploring the tide pools of Santa Cruz unveils creatures like giant sea anemones, colorful sea stars, and dragon-like nudibranchs. Visiting tide pools during low tides or during the annual King Tides event is a wonderful activity perfect

Loch Lomond: Santa Cruz’s Awesome Hidden Lake

Among Santa Cruz’s best kept secrets, the Loch Lomond Recreation Area in Felton, might be the most spectacular. 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. And now that Loch Lomond is

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