Travel Blog

March 1, 2019

Enjoy Free Summer Fun in Santa Cruz County!

Visiting Santa Cruz County is more affordable than ever. This season, there are plenty of free activities and events to enjoy that won’t cost a penny. Santa Cruz County may be known as a Nuclear-Free and Hate-Free Zone, but that’s not all that’s free! Here’s what you need to know for this spring and summer.

February 27, 2019

Don’t Miss This Year’s Top Museum Exhibits

If you’re lucky, you have an in-the-know friend who invites you out to see the hottest new exhibits in town. For everyone else, we’ve assembled a spiffy calendar of upcoming museum and gallery shows in Santa Cruz County. Don’t fancy yourself a museum person? Don’t fret. The region offers a wide range of experiences with

February 12, 2019

2019 Summertime Performing Arts!

World-class performers & artists are gracing Santa Cruz this summer! Don’t miss out on the talent-filled entertainment! CABRILLO FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC July 28-August 11, 2019The 2019 Cabrillo Festival season reflects Music Director and Conductor Cristian Macelaru’s conviction that music should engage us in community, ignite our social conscience, and spark our imaginations. Celebrate Macelaru’s remarkable

February 1, 2019


Not every local treasure ends up at the gift shop. We recently shared some of our favorite Santa Cruz hidden gems and invited you to experience what made them so special. If you’ve already checked those off your list, we’ve assembled even more memorable, lesser-known spots for you to discover. From a secret beach to a rare

January 31, 2019

Where to Golf in Santa Cruz County

With exceptional scenery and a year-round mild climate, a round of golf in Santa Cruz County is a sure shot. The region abounds with varied courses that take advantage of the striking landscape, from championship links with ocean vistas to welcoming fairways tucked amidst redwood forests. Plus, we’ve got options for disc golf enthusiasts, and