Travel Blog

February 1, 2019

MORE SECRETLY AWESOME SANTA CRUZ

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 16, 2019

WINTER WILDLIFE WATCH: ELEPHANT SEALS

The secret’s out! Winter is the BEST time to visit Santa Cruz for some great wildlife watching! And one of our winter must-sees – the elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park! Año Nuevo State Park is the site for one of the largest mainland breeding colonies in the world for the northern elephant seal, and lucky for us,

January 15, 2019

PLAN A TRIP TO SANTA CRUZ COUNTY WITH THE FREE 2019 TRAVELER’S GUIDE

The 2019 Official Santa Cruz County Traveler’s Guide is now available! Get information and inspiration on Santa Cruz County attractions, activities, restaurants, events, lodging, and more! Check out the Guide’s “Meet the Makers” section, where local artisans and small business owners share about their passions. John Martinelli from Marintelli and Company, artist Taylor Reinhold, confectioner Jennifer Ashby, and surfboard maker Martijn Stiphout are

December 26, 2018

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY’S BEST OF 2018

2018 is wrapping up and we’re taking a look back to see what our fans loved most on our Facebook and Instagram feeds! Take a look below for some of the best of the best of 2018 based on fan likes, comments, and shares. Enjoy the gallery and rest assured that we will keep providing more of this wildly beautiful, adventurous, and inspiring

November 28, 2018

RAISE A GLASS TO SANTA CRUZ COUNTY WINE

The wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation region rank among the best in the country. The tasting experience is unique in local wineries as well, where wine makers are in the tasting room with visitors, allowing for a more personal wine tasting experience. A unique microclimate, with warm, sunny days and cool foggy nights