Travel Blog

January 10, 2017

Get Inspired and Start Planning: The New 2017 Santa Cruz County Traveler’s Guide is Now Available

Visit Santa Cruz County is pleased to offer the latest visitor guide to help you plan your adventures throughout the region. The 2017 Official Santa Cruz County Traveler’s Guide features stories, enhanced area maps and dining and lodging information highlighting the many amenities offered by the county’s restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfast inns, vacation rentals and campgrounds. Plus, find out when and where the hottest events are happening and make plans to visit those must-see Santa Cruz County attractions.

November 16, 2016

Winter Wildlife Getaway Lodging DISCOUNTS!

The winter season marks the start of the best wildlife watching on the California coast and Santa Cruz County is no exception! Migrating whales, wintering monarchs, active elephant seals, and birding galore, make December and January the perfect time for a wildlife adventure. And to top it off, there are some amazing hotel deals that will make your winter getaway even better!

August 1, 2016

Where to Camp in Santa Cruz County

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

June 2, 2016

Where Comfort Meets Budget-Friendly Convenience

Who’s ready for summer vacation in Santa Cruz!? If you’re planning a visit with a punch list of must-sees ranging from beach days and roller coasters to train rides and mountain air, than you’re probably going to want to stay somewhere that’s at the center of it all. Add kids to the mix and that convenient location priority jumps up a few notches.