Travel Blog

August 1, 2016

Where to Camp in Santa Cruz County

With an enviable Mediterranean climate and a natural splendor the stretches from the redwoods to the bay, Santa Cruz is a remarkable place to pitch a tent. Whether you’re a dyed-in-the-flannel-wool outdoorsy type or won’t bed down without a mattress, there’s a campsite that’s right for you. KOA Santa CruzMinutes from Manresa State Beach, this

July 7, 2016

Trail Guide: Goat Rock at Castle Rock SP

I love using Instagram as a way to get inspired for travels and adventures. A quick location search and I can see a slew of current (sometimes practically live) photos of spots I’m looking to explore. On my latest hunt for a good hike I searched Castle Rock State Park and kept seeing these amazing boulders and grand vistas that I knew I wanted to see for myself. Take a peek at these Castle Rock photos – and more specifically, Goat Rock Trail photos – and get inspired for your next adventure!

July 5, 2016

Dream Bike Tour of Santa Cruz

With majestic palm trees, cool bay breezes and stunning waterfront views, is there a more exhilarating way to see Santa Cruz’s shoreline than on two wheels? We recently teamed up with Noelle Stearns, Events Coordinator at The Dream Inn, to cruise West Cliff Drive, a ridiculously scenic promenade that links the best of Santa Cruz’s scenery, history and attractions.

June 29, 2016

Santa Cruz County 4th of July: Safety and Cleanup

Santa Cruz County beaches will host thousands of visitors over the 4th of July weekend. In fact, it marks the busiest beach weekend of the season! In an effort to protect and preserve our beautiful county, violators who disrespect the beaches will be subject to “Triple Fines”. Read more below about specific violations of the Municipal Code that will be subject to a fine of as much as $1,305 with fees. Please be safe, have fun, and respect this beautiful county!