Travel Blog

Your Guide to the Santa Cruz Harbor

By Garrick Ramirez

With over 1,000 slips granting immediate access to Monterey Bay, the Santa Cruz Harbor is a boater’s paradise. Plus, it offers boatloads of fun for landlubbers, too! In addition to a marina full of magnificent vessels, you’ll find waterfront eateries, sandy beaches, and boundless land and sea recreation. Set sail for the Santa Cruz Harbor, and discover a variety of seaside activities that are sure to float your boat.

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!

First Look: Jack O’Neill Restaurant & Lounge

Set steps from the rippling surf of Cowell Beach, the new Jack O’Neill Restaurant & Lounge serves up big waterfront views, fresh coastal cuisine, and heaps of local surf culture. Taking its name and inspiration from the late Jack O’Neill, the wetsuit pioneer and founder of Santa Cruz’s first surf shop, the signature restaurant inside

3 Reasons to Spring to Pajaro Dunes Resort

Zipping past the verdant agricultural fields along Highway 1 in southern Santa Cruz County, you might not guess that a stunning waterfront gem sits moments away. Just six minutes from the highway-and worlds away from modern-day bustle-you’ll discover Pajaro Dunes Resort, a hidden, coastal nirvana with a pristine white sand beach, seagrass-shrouded dunes, and more animated wildlife than a Disney cartoon. The secluded vacation home community offers guests a taste of exceptional coastal living, even if just for a weekend. Check out what makes it a special destination along the Monterey Bay, and enter our Let’s Cruz Vacation Giveaway to win your own coastal getaway!

Win a Customizable Trip to Santa Cruz!

Spring is in the air and Visit Santa Cruz County would like to celebrate the season with a fabulous vacation giveaway! That’s right, you can enter now to WIN a stay in Santa Cruz! But this is not your average vacation giveaway package; this one is completely CUSTOMIZABLE! Submit your entry and you could win a Grand