Santa Cruz County is not only known for its beautiful scenic mountains, agriculture, arts, and beaches, but it’s also home to the University of California, Santa Cruz. The UC Santa Cruz campus is located on 2,001 acres of rolling, forested hills that overlook the gorgeous Monterey Bay. Talk about inspiring views for your studies! But
Being on vacation always seems to make everything better; the sun’s a little brighter, the waves a little bluer, and the activities are always a bit more fun. In Santa Cruz County, we believe that every event attendee can arrive with the same excited glow as if they’re about to go on vacation with a little help from one of the best travel trends of 2019: bleisure.
Through the legacy left by late wetsuit pioneer Jack O’Neill to the eponymous surf wear that sports his name, there are countless ways Santa Cruz County is synonymous with California’s official sport. Santa Cruz’s place in history as the birthplace of mainland surfing in the United States lives on. In the spirit of Aloha, surf
Following the Events Industry Council’s recent unveiling of their four new sustainability principles, we felt it important to touch base with our conference venues to see what they’re doing to make events more sustainable. From solar powered meetings to the most adorable composter, we’ve got our finger on the pulse of sustainable meetings here in Santa Cruz County!
With an abundance of settings from which to choose, Santa Cruz County announces that five properties are preparing to unveil renovations, and one hotel with new construction will open in summer 2022. This season, meeting planners and business travelers have even more choices when it comes to corporate events and places to stay. Let’s take a
You’ve seen one conference room, you’ve seen them all, right? Not here in Santa Cruz County! Our meeting spaces are much more than a conference room; they’re dynamic spaces ready to inspire attendees with local art, history, and our famous Santa Cruz style. Meeting with Marine Science at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center With a
The first step to hosting an event in Santa Cruz County is deciding if you want to meet in the forest, by the ocean, or somewhere in between. Here are all the details to help you decide…
From the seashores to the redwoods and everything in between, there are a million reasons for planners to favor Santa Cruz County for their next company gathering. Here are some of our favorites!
While the pandemic continues to morph and hotels and meeting venues review and assess the feasibility of each event, Santa Cruz area hotel directors of sales are tasked with adapting plans to ensure the health and safety of meeting attendees while putting meeting planners at ease. Prior to the pandemic, business travel generated over $334 billion
Celebrate the season Santa Cruz County style with these four festive venues!