Santa Cruz County’s rugged coastline, majestic redwoods, and expansive mountaintop vistas make it a premier destination for your next hiking adventure! Join us as we go through our picks for the Top Hikes in Santa Cruz County!
Santa Cruz County has year round wildlife watching – whales, sea lions, dolphins, tidepools, hundreds of species of birds – there’s really not a bad time of year for seeing some creatures! But here’s a quick roundup of photos – all taken within the last week – that will give you a realtime look at the Santa Cruz summer wildlife scene.
It’s a gorgeous day, and you want to enjoy the outdoors, but the Bloody Mary you had at brunch has you shying away from an uphill trek to the local mountaintop. We feel you. Thankfully, there are plenty of scenic-and flat-promenades where you can gather the friends, pups, and kids, and bask in the dazzling, local scenery without breaking a sweat.
Combine a warm climate with limitless scenery and a bounty of artisan breads, cheeses, and wine, and you have the recipe for a perfect picnic. With 29 miles of beaches, Santa Cruz has no shortage of scenic locales to spread out on your favorite picnic blanket. But for added comfort and larger gatherings, you’ll want picturesque spots with designated picnic areas equipped with tables and possibly BBQ grills. Here, we’ve listed a few of our favorites and organized them by setting so you can plan your dream picnic!
Father’s Day weekend was as gorgeous as they come! Warm weather, clear skies, golden sunsets and some classic summer events helped make the last few days feel like an official kickoff to the season. Check out a few of the best views from Father’s Day weekend and be sure to tag us in your Santa Cruz County photos by using #VisitSantaCruz and #MyWeekendInSantaCruz.