Travel Blog

April 6, 2019

Where to Find the Best Wildflowers in Santa Cruz County

It happens every spring, but the transformation of a green hillside to a bright carpet of orange, purple, or golden blooms never gets old. The fields bordering Highway 1 north of Santa Cruz turn bright yellow with sour grass and mustard. Cheery orange California poppies pop up along the San Lorenzo River and striking spires

March 20, 2019

8 Things We Love About DeLaveaga Golf Course

It’s a family affair at DeLaveaga Golf Course. Though owned by the City of Santa Cruz, the 18-hole municipal course has been under the care of the Loustalot family since its creation in 1970. Since then, the Loustalots have made it a beloved, community sporting hub. Much thanks is due to the late Gary Loustalot,

March 17, 2019

Bike Riding in Santa Cruz County

With a show-stopping landscape and temperate climate, Santa Cruz is a bike riding nirvana. The county is laced with trails that lead alongside bay waters, through idyllic farmland, and into atmospheric redwood groves. Plus, a wealth of shops rent bikes and gear for every adventure type and skill level. From casual family rides to thrilling

February 27, 2019

Treat Yo’ Self in Santa Cruz County!

You needn’t be a fan of the Parks and Recreation series to know what it means to treat yo’ self. With three liberating words, you can blow the budget, ditch the diet, and fill your day with massages, cupcakes, and sparkling wine—and not necessarily in that order. So, drop the kiddos with the sitter, don