A new outdoor lounge featuring cocktails, appetizers, and mountain views has opened in Scotts Valley, a mere six miles from Santa Cruz. With over 2,000 square feet of patio space, Cloud 9 is decked out with two cabanas, four trendy egg chairs, two bar-height fire tables and two lounging areas complete with bright blue couches
Five new beach wheelchairs are now available for use to visitors and locals – for a total of ten – to use at any of eight state beaches in Santa Cruz County: Natural Bridges, Seabright, Twin Lakes, New Brighton, Seacliff, Manresa, Sunset, and Palm. Supplied by Deming Designs Inc., the new wheelchairs are a standard
The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) s celebrating a quarter-century of creativity, culture, and expression in 2021. The museum is the largest cultural facility in the area, displaying an eclectic mix of historical collections alongside visiting art exhibits. The MAH offers permanent displays and docent-led tours, creating a greater understanding of contemporary
Located on the Corralitos Wine Trail in a bucolic area of mid-county, Lester Estates Winery is surrounded by redwood trees and sits amidst an expanse of vineyards. Once known for acres of apple orchards, Corralitos is known for its rich soil and horse farms. Lester Estates has just released its 2017 Sparkling Brut, made of Chardonnay
A new Fido-friendly guide to parks chock-full of trees is now available from Save the Redwoods League and features Santa Cruz area places among its 29 hotspots. Promising to “welcome dogs for delightful times in the magical realms of coast redwood and giant sequoia forests” 29 Awesome Dog-Friendly Redwood Parks includes Henry Cowell Redwoods State
An Act of Love: Mask Wearing During the Pandemic, the first in a series of Moveable Murals in the City of Watsonville, located in Santa Cruz’s south, have debuted. The project includes a digital rendering of the piece WearTogether by Watsonville artist Erik Davison; and two photo collages made from photographs submitted by the community and digitized.
Santa Cruz’s Mission Street – also known as California’s iconic Highway One – travels through town, linking the westside with the downtown area. Travelers coming southbound on Highway One from San Francisco or the peninsula will arrive on the westside as they enter Santa Cruz County. This once-industrial area known for processing fruit and vegetables
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California State Parks recently launched a Forest Health Initiative at Castle Rock State Park thanks to a grant from CalFire. With the aim to selectively thin overabundant Douglas firs and brush to preserve black oaks and other hardwood tree species, this effort will also reduce the risk of catastrophic fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
The latest in outdoor dining comes from the Santa Cruz Dream Inn, a hip, stylish California-cool property which sits on Cowell Beach adjacent to the Santa Cruz Wharf. Not only does this beachfront hotel offer 165 guest rooms each with an ocean view, it also has expanded to outdoor dining. An extension of the Jack