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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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    All Aboard the Santa Cruz Santa Train!

    As one holiday comes to a close a bunch of other fun ones are all coming to an opening. It is safe to say that the holiday season is in... Read more

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    Savory Surf Facts in Santa Cruz

    The art of surfing is one that has captivated the world for hundreds of years and has been adopted in any city that has a body of water nearby.... Read more

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    Explore Santa Cruz One Step at a Time

    As the fall weather begins to creep in and pumpkin everything pops up all over the city, we insist that you optimize your time outdoors with a walking tour!... Read more

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    Bring Your All to the Bounty of the County

    Strap up your boots and get your stomach ready, it is time for the Santa Cruz County Fair! Bounty of the County will begin on September 12th and will go until the 16th.... Read more

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    Pick Your Berries and Eat It To!

    It is Strawberry season in Santa Cruz. What a great time to be in California, the sun is shining, the weather is smooth and strawberries are ripe and ready to eat and enjoy. ... Read more

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    Wreking it on the Wharf

    Explore Santa Cruz by foot with 16,000 others by joining the Wharf to Wharf Race.... Read more

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    Father's Day on the Sea!

    Don’t be a landlubber this Father’s Day — make sure you rile your pops up and get him out on the sea! ... Read more

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    Treat Yourself to Tea in Santa Cruz

    Things are starting to feel a bit royal this month. ... Read more

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    Earth Day in Santa Cruz

    It's no secret that Californians love the outdoors, and it's well-known that we obsess over all things environmentally friendly too. Which is why Earth Day is one of our favorite... Read more

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    A Step Into the Past at Del Mar

    You don’t have to search far to travel back in time while visiting Santa Cruz.... Read more

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    Wander Down the Wharf

    The Santa Cruz Wharf is a staple of Santa Cruz culture — it is a meeting place, an eating place and an all around sight seeing place! ... Read more

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    Santa Cruz, The Orignal Surf Town

    If surfing is what you seek you have come to the right place — a laid back hang ten city — Santa Cruz is the original California surf town. ... Read more

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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

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