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Our Staff Picks are your guide to stay 'in the know' when you go. Whether you're planning to hang ten or take five, checkout our blog to find the best local attractions, events and activities to keep you entertained while you stay in Santa Cruz. There's no shortage of things to do. From mild to wild, there's something for everyone here. 

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    Spending the Holidays in Santa Cruz

    It has been rumored that some say we put the Santa in Santa Cruz — which may be the reason we are constantly ‘Dream-Inn’ of getting festive in December.
    It has been rumored that some say we put the Santa in Santa Cruz — which may be the reason we are constantly ‘Dream-Inn’ of getting festive in December.

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    Retreat Among the Redwoods

    Bring yourself back while walking alongside giant redwoods and listening to the scurry of sweet, tiny animals.
    Bring yourself back while walking alongside giant redwoods and listening to the scurry of sweet, tiny animals.

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    Find the Missing Arm at Big Basin

    As the fall weather sets in and the spooky October vibes slowly creep across Santa Cruz, make sure you mark your calendars for the annual ‘Missing Arm” event at Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
    As the fall weather sets in and the spooky October vibes slowly creep across Santa Cruz, make sure you mark your calendars for the annual ‘Missing Arm” event at Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

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    Bringing the Botanic's to Santa Cruz

    Let your inner tree hugger out and visit the University of California Arboretum & Botanic Garden of Santa Cruz. 
    Let your inner tree hugger out and visit the University of California Arboretum & Botanic Garden of Santa Cruz. 

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    Polynesia Playtime in Santa Cruz

    Take a step out of California and into the Polynesian lifestyle! August 20th marks the 25th annual Aloha Races and Polynesia Festival here in Santa Cruz.
    Take a step out of California and into the Polynesian lifestyle! August 20th marks the 25th annual Aloha Races and Polynesia Festival here in Santa Cruz.

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    The Cinema on Santa Cruz Beach

    It doesn’t matter whether it is day or night, Santa Cruz has something for everyone and is always ready to please!
    It doesn’t matter whether it is day or night, Santa Cruz has something for everyone and is always ready to please!

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    Local Bubbles are Brewed

    The simplicity of beer is all about the products used, the less complicated the ingredients the more pure the concoction.
    The simplicity of beer is all about the products used, the less complicated the ingredients the more pure the concoction.

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    Reliving the Redwood Mountain Faire

    Bring a partner and grab a chair, come visit us at the Redwood Mountain Faire. 
    Bring a partner and grab a chair, come visit us at the Redwood Mountain Faire. 

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    Shop the Sidewalks of Santa Cruz

    Window shopping is a favorite past time for many, but on the last weekend of each month Downtown Santa Cruz brings out the products from behind the glass and puts them right in front of the store-fronts.
    Window shopping is a favorite past time for many, but on the last weekend of each month Downtown Santa Cruz brings out the products from behind the glass and puts them right in front of the store-fronts.

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    Dream Inn' About Technology

    An evening of entrepreneurs, technology and craft beer is a night you may recognize as being part of the California culture.
    An evening of entrepreneurs, technology and craft beer is a night you may recognize as being part of the California culture.

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    Dream-Inn' of Ice Cream

    Sweetness is the way to my heart, and The Penny Ice Creamery has struck gold on every single one of my tastebuds.
    Sweetness is the way to my heart, and The Penny Ice Creamery has struck gold on every single one of my tastebuds.

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    A Secret Hole in the Wall

    While the rest of the country is shivering in their boots and scarves you’re sitting pretty in sunny Santa Cruz!
    While the rest of the country is shivering in their boots and scarves you’re sitting pretty in sunny Santa Cruz!

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