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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: CALIFORNIA KING TIDES ARE COMING!

California King Tides are coming back to Santa Cruz County, and this season, you have even more opportunities to enjoy these impressive tides! The remaining King Tides dates are: December 13-15, 2020 and January 11-12, 2021! These naturally occurring and predictable events are when the highest and lowest tides hit our shores and create an

California King Tide Weekend Getaways: Lodging Discounts!

The annual California King Tides are coming to Santa Cruz County November 15-16, 2020; December 13-15, 2020; and January 11-12, 2021! 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

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!

Tide Pooling in Santa Cruz County

By Garrick Ramirez

Not all of Santa Cruz’s colorful characters are found at the Boardwalk. Explore Santa Cruz County shores, and you’ll delight in rocky tide pools teeming with unique sea creatures that wouldn’t be out of place in a Dr. Suess book.