Being on vacation always seems to make everything better; the sun’s a little brighter, the waves a little bluer, and the activities are always a bit more fun. In Santa Cruz County, we believe that every event attendee can arrive with the same excited glow as if they’re about to go on vacation with a little help from one of the best travel trends of 2019: bleisure.
Regan Estate Vineyards and Winery is located on a hilly knoll in Corralitos – and in one of the coolest climates in California. The mountainous topography of the region is suited for the planting of small vineyards, each with a unique micro-climate. With nearly 40 acres planted to twelve different varietals and clones, Regan Estate Vineyards is one of the largest and most diverse vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The soil at Regan varies but is generally a loamy-clay.
A beloved local landmark on scenic West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
Mountains, the newly renovated Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley includes 178 guest rooms featuring balconies, patios, suites, and the Hilton’s exclusive “Pure Hypoallergenic” rooms utilizing purified air, a hypoallergenic environment, and allergy-friendly bedding.
Executive Chef Gus Trejo, who heads up the Jack O’Neill Restaurant inside the Dream Inn Santa Cruz, the city’s only full-service beachfront hotel, is offering everyone from guests to corporate groups the opportunity to “reign supreme” as an “Iron Chef” through the eatery’s newest program.
g Basin Redwoods State Park – California’s oldest – is now accepting day-use-only reservations for public access to a small area of the fire-damaged park. Big Basin has been closed to the public since the CZU Lightning Complex Fire in August 2020, when flames engulfed more than 97 percent of the park, destroying approximately 18,000 acres.
Sean Venus, head distiller and owner of Venus Kitchen + Cocktails on Santa Cruz’s westside, has opened a second location eight miles south of Santa Cruz in the Rio Del Mar neighborhood of Aptos.
Following damage caused by the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, a series of repairs and restoration projects at Castro Adobe Historic State Park continues.