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Coastal Farms & Pumpkin Patches

Just north of Santa Cruz, roughly 15 minutes from downtown, you’ll find a string of colorful coastal farms stands. During fall, sunny blue skies and lush green fields are complemented by stacks of yellow hay bales and rows of bright orange pumpkins. Trust us: your photos will bring your Instagram followers to their knees. Take a peek at our photo tour below and see why these scenic stops make the perfect fall outing:

Free Fall & Winter Fun in Santa Cruz County!

By Visit Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County delivers added value once summer ends, when mild temperatures, fewer crowds and lower hotel rates help make travel more affordable. This season, there are plenty of free activities and events that won’t cost a penny. Find details below on the top 12 free things to do and see in Santa Cruz County this fall and winter.

Tide Pooling in Santa Cruz County

Visit Santa Cruz County

Not all of Santa Cruz’s colorful characters are found at the Boardwalk. Explore Santa Cruz County shores, and you’ll delight in rocky tide pools teeming with unique sea creatures that wouldn’t be out of place in a Dr. Suess book.

What’s New for Summer 2019!

By Marina Drab

Summer is here and Santa Cruz County is ready for action! This year, along with coastal redwood forests and glorious, sunny beaches – all within a small region – Santa Cruz County is abuzz with new things to see and do. Pack your beach towel and some sunglasses too – it’s summertime in Santa Cruz!