On May 24, 2020 for the first time ever, this 1880’s style frontier mountain setting, home to Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad will offer guests new experience during the Civil War Reenactment on Memorial Day Weekend.
Now celebrating its second summer at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Twirlin’ Teacups is a new family-friendly ride – and a colorful addition to this classic seaside amusement park.
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center – a free museum located in Santa Cruz’s beach area dedicated to the marine life which calls the sanctuary home – has a new permanent exhibit which employs the sense of sound to tell the story of this national treasure. The exhibit features deep sea recordings collected by scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
A unique wine expedition can now be found in bucolic Pleasant Valley. Deer Creek Ranch and Lester Estates Wines are offering guests a safari-style tour of the 210 acre redwood surrounded property. The tour takes up to eight guests on a journey through Deer Park Ranch, ending with panoramic views of the Monterey Bay – all done in a restored 1981 Land Rover Defender.
For fans of local coffee roasters, Sana Cruz Coffee Roasting Company now offers a blend specifically tailored to mid-county tastes, and the visitors who frequent Aptos, a diminutive seaside community approximately eight miles south of Santa Cruz.