We are highlighting some of the best places in Santa Cruz County to safely explore the great outdoors! From miles of sand to comb on the beaches of south county to zip lining through the resilient redwoods, you’ll love getting some fresh air with these outdoor explorations. And please remember to wear your mask and
We ask anyone planning a trip to Santa Cruz County to please take The Safety Pledge to protect others and yourself by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. In addition to the Pledge, we’ve gathered some need-to-know information for a responsible and safe visit to Santa Cruz County. From safety guidelines and restrictions to
The gorgeous Monterey Bay, refreshing redwood forests, miles of hiking trails, and many of your favorite eateries and shops are waiting to say, “Welcome!” With that, like so many places, there have been some changes, added restrictions, and guidelines that everyone must be aware of. Read What You Need to Know to Visit Santa Cruz
The link between Santa Cruz and Hawaii extends beyond their share of sunny beaches and laid-back vibes. In 1885, three, vacationing Hawaiian princes dazzled Santa Cruz locals by riding waves on makeshift boards they had made from redwood planks. It marked the introduction of surfing to the mainland U.S., and sparked a nationwide craze that began here in Santa Cruz. Today, the region brims with other Hawaiian imports such as poke bowls and Kona coffee that will transport you to the islands. From ono grinds to ukulele melodies, here’s where to find aloha in Santa Cruz County.
They say the way to a loved one’s heart is through their stomach! From dramatic coastal views to hidden havens in the lush Santa Cruz Mountains, we’ve got you covered for wining and dining year-round at some of the most romantic eateries in Santa Cruz County.