A new program in 2018 brings agriculture to visitors though hands-on, family-friendly farming experiences. Located in south Santa Cruz County, Live Earth Farm is a 150 acre patchwork of working farm, riparian corridor, oak and redwood forest in the lush agricultural region of Pajaro Valley where visitors are welcome.
This spring, visitors will have a new way to tour Santa Cruz – in the form of 8-speed bikes: 50 electric bikes and 200 standard bikes, located at various stations around town.
To mark the 150th year of the City of Watsonville in 2018, a series of spirited Sesquicentennial events are planned throughout the year which celebrate the rich history and cultures of south county. Save the date of March 30, 2018, for the 150th Birthday Celebration.
Guests of the Santa Cruz Dream Inn – a hip, full-service hotel on Cowell Beach which recently underwent an $8 million renovation – is now offering a unique way for guests to experience the local craft brew scene.
2018 marks S. Martinelli & Company’s150th anniversary! Founded in 1868 and still family-owned and operated, this sweet business is headquartered in agricultural-rich Watsonville.
Newly christened Jack O’Neill Park in Pleasure Point honors the late surf legend and wetsuit pioneer who lived in the house immediately adjacent. It’s a rugged, undeveloped plot of land that offers unspoiled views of the spectacular coastline.
A creative new venue combining artisan food, craft beer and cocktails, live music and entertainment, and family-friendly activities has opened in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz. Taking a cue from San Pedro Square, the wildly successful community gathering space in San Jose, Abbott Square Market, supported by the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and located at Front and Cooper Streets, is designed to be the food and cultural center of the town.