It’s a gorgeous Saturday morning and you’re craving a vigorous mountaintop trek, but the kiddos only want to stroll a virtual landscape of pixelated zombies. Sound familiar? We’ve got the solution: easy, scenic hikes with fun surprises and engaging activities that your kids will love. With quality time outdoors and away from the screens, these five outings are your new weekend ace in the hole.
With an enviable Mediterranean climate and a natural splendor the stretches from the redwoods to the bay, Santa Cruz is a remarkable place to pitch a tent. Whether you’re a dyed-in-the-flannel-wool outdoorsy type or won’t bed down without a mattress, there’s a campsite that’s right for you. KOA Santa CruzMinutes from Manresa State Beach, this
The annual California King Tides are coming to Santa Cruz County on January 10 – 12 and February 8 & 9! These naturally occurring extreme high and low tides create quite a buzz on the coast, but the low tides in particular pose prime conditions for unforgettable tide pooling experiences, miles of beach walking, and
Santa Cruz County is home to more than a few classics. The Giant Dipper at the Beach Boardwalk, the magical redwood groves at Henry Cowell, and the indelible S.S. Palo Alto are examples of the many Santa Cruz area icons that have an endearing quality to locals and visitors alike. The same can be said
By Rachel Endsley
The hustle, bustle, and continual hum of the workweek has everyone craving a weekend reprieve. A time where you can unplug, let go of the usual daily to-dos, relax your mind, and get a change of scenery. Hit your reset button and let the self-care begin with these perfectly peaceful and rejuvenating locales in Santa Cruz County.