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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. 

Bringing the Botanic's to Santa Cruz

September 02, 2017

Let your inner tree hugger out and visit the University of California Arboretum & Botanic Garden of Santa Cruz. Over the last 50 years this little slice of heaven has become a natural paradise for those living in the area. This amazing garden is over 130 acres and is open to the public on a daily basis. The Arboretum serves as a research field for the university students — it carries 300 different species of plants and trees local to the California area, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. 

In honor of Santa Cruz Arboetum’s 50th birthday, a celebration will be taking place among the flowers and all are invited! Come jam out to the relaxing sounds of acoustic music by James Durbin and the twang of Blue Grass by Jimmy Chickenpants while sipping crisp wine and taking in the fresh air that the garden provides. Spend your afternoon celebrating the Arboretum and giving thanks to Mother Nature, our most favorite provider. 

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