From surfing to sunbathing, Santa Cruz beaches have something for everyone. Find the best Santa Cruz beaches in our beach guide, complete with a beach map.
Top Waterfalls in the Santa Cruz Mountains
Post-rainy day hikes are kinda the best. Creatures are out, the forest is fresh, and the streams and falls are flowing! Check out a few of our favorite falls in the Santa Cruz Mountains:
Top Hotel near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
At the Comfort Inn Santa Cruz every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. Conveniently located to most Santa Cruz attractions including Town Clock, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Santa Cruz Wharf, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and University of California Santa Cruz.
WHY FALL IN SANTA CRUZ IS A BIRDER’S PARADISE
As summer comes to an end, most of us look forward to stunning displays of fall foliage, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and drinking our fill of pumpkin spice lattes. But there's another reason to get excited for shorter, crisper days and less persistent fog banks. Fall is migration season along California's Central Coast, and one of the top places for birds to get some much-needed R&R before they continue their long flight south is right here in Santa Cruz County.
City Guide : Santa Cruz
By: Molly Helfend Have you ever traveled or stumbled upon a locale and just inexplicably known that this was where you were meant to be? For as long as I can remember, Santa Cruz has been that place for me. I will never forget the moment my mom and I first drove in. The foggy mist was gently ca
Santa Cruz Home Stagers do amazing work! Home staging Santa Cruz
See this cool transformation done by Santa Cruz Home Stagers, Pacific Home Design. These Santa Cruz home stagers really know their staging!
Kid-Friendly Guide to California’s Santa Cruz Mountains
Just a short drive from the heart of Silicon Valley, lies California’s Santa Cruz Mountains. Complete with beautiful redwood forests, funky beach towns, and a vibrant surf and skate culture. This a…
Top 10 romantic things to do in Santa Cruz
There are plenty of picturesque backdrops to choose from in Santa Cruz, Calif. to show some imagination and spice up your love connection.
Beyond the Boardwalk: A Family Guide to Westside Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz enjoys other attractions that don’t involve a 65 foot plunge down a wooden coaster. Find out the best Westside spots for family fun.
WHAT THE?!? Santa Cruz V10 Fat Bike
This may be a first. Phil Wood was showing off a highly modified V10 featuring Surly's super fat tires. Pretty sure they're about 5" wide. Wow.
UC Santa Cruz a top university for social mobility
UC Santa Cruz is No. 8 nationwide and the second in the state, according to CollegeNET's Social Mobility Index.
How To Follow the Santa Cruz Masters Cup
Ricky Wysocki collects his final putt from the 2018 Masters Cup. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen If you're talking about disc golf history, you're probably going to be talking about DeLaveaga.
Top Spots to Tide Pool in Santa Cruz County
There are so many ways to view and enjoy the vast wildlife abounding in Santa Cruz, but one of my favorite go-to's is tide pooling. You never know what you will find, and the best part, it’s always in season! Here’s a list of some top spots to take to the tides and explore the Santa Cruz coastline.
PLAN A TRIP TO SANTA CRUZ COUNTY WITH THE FREE 2019 TRAVELER’S GUIDE
The 2019 Official Santa Cruz County Traveler’s Guide is now available! Get information and inspiration on Santa Cruz County attractions, activities, restaurants, events, lodging, and more! Check out the Guide’s “Meet the Makers” section, where local artisans and small business owners share about their passions. John Martinelli from Marintelli and Company, artist Taylor Reinhold, confectioner Jennifer Ashby, and surfboard maker Martijn Stiphout are
Your Guide to Celebrating July 4th, 2019 in Santa Cruz County!
From the redwoods to the coast, Santa Cruz County has a sparkling array of events for you to celebrate Independence Day in a big way. Fireworks, family fun, food, parades, and more; we hope July 4th, 2019 is your brightest Fourth of July yet!
Top 5 Spots to Watch Surfers in Santa Cruz County
You don't have to shimmy into a wetsuit to enjoy surfing in Santa Cruz County. Many local surf breaks offer viewing areas to relish the action without ever leaving the shore. As the birthplace of mainland surfing, Santa Cruz is home to amazing talent and legends, and you can watch them "shred the gnar" at the following spots.
Top 5 Scenic Drives in Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz County covers a lot of scenic ground. And while nothing beats a good hike, bike or swim, sometimes a lazy drive is the best way to see it all. When we're out exploring, we love referencing Mobile Ranger, a free locally-designed app and informative website that links forgotten stories and curious facts with the places that surround us. Below, we've shared some of our favorite scenic drives - as well as ways to enhance your outings with Mobile Ranger - because…
Why Recommend ComForCare Santa Cruz?
For five years in a row ComForCare Santa Cruz has been recognized as the best senior care provider in the county.
Santa Cruz County easing cannabis cultivation rules
SANTA CRUZ — Santa Cruz County is rolling out significant changes to its cannabis cultivation rules as tax revenue fails to meet expectations and growers complain they are being driven out of…
Behind the scenes: Why Santa Cruz won Unify
By Matt Herman Wavestaff [Editor’s note: for more on Unify and Santa Cruz, read Why is Unify big news for Santa Cruz? and Global Fortune 500 tech offshoot plans new office in … Santa Cruz?] …