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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.... Read more

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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.... Read more

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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.... Read more

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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. ... Read more

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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.... Read more

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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!... Read more

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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.... Read more

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    Reliving the Redwood Mountain Faire

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

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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.... Read more

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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.... Read more

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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.... Read more

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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!... Read more

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    Holiday Market's that Help

    There is no better way to spread holiday cheer than by giving back.... Read more

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    Santa Claus Visits Santa Cruz

    The holiday season is among us. It's time for tricks and treats, turkeys that are stuffed, and Santa’s that surf?... Read more

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    California's Gold Rush

    Families are rushing to catch a glimpse of Santa Cruz’s golden wilderness. Travel on your own two feet or sit behind the wheel and go for a ride to remember.... Read more