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Butano State Park

Adventure | Pescadero

Mountain Community Theater

Culture | Ben Lomond

The Mountain House Restaurant

Food+Drink | Woodside

Costanoa Lodge

Lodging | Pescadero

Boulder Creek

Towns | Santa Cruz County

Ridge Vineyards

Wineries | Saratoga

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Bonny Doon Studio Tour

07 | 28 | 2018

Discover the hidden art studios of Bonny Doon during the seventh annual Bonny Doon Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, July 28 & 29, 2018. High above the coastal fog, in the majestic redwood forests and pastoral fields of Bonny Doon…

Bonny Doon Studio Tour

07 | 29 | 2018

Discover the hidden art studios of Bonny Doon during the seventh annual Bonny Doon Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, July 28 & 29, 2018. High above the coastal fog, in the majestic redwood forests and pastoral fields of Bonny Doon…

The Suborbitals Album Release Show

08 | 04 | 2018

Join The Suborbitals as they release their new album, “Hey Oblivion,” at a special Santa Cruz show at The Crepe Place. In addition to playing the new album in its entirety, The SubOs will also pull deep from their lengthy catalog…

Scotts Valley Art Wine & Beer Festival

08 | 18 | 2018

The Scotts Valley Art, Wine & Beer Festival is a two-day event held in a beautiful open park setting on the expansive lawn at Skypark in Scotts Valley. In addition to the fine art, there is delicious cuisine, live music…

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Hike to Berry Creek Falls

One can experience an excellent hike to the iconic Berry Creek Falls by hiking a 9-mile out-and-back trail from Big Basin HQ. Of course, the full splendor comes on the 11-mile loop, with three additional waterfalls, all of them along the spectacular Berry Creek Falls Trail.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

In 1902, the early environmental movement saw one of its crowning moments come to glorious fruition with the formation of the California Redwood Park. The park, later renamed Big Basin Redwoods State Park, would prove to be the first unit in what would eventually evolve into the modern California State Parks system.

Hunting for Banana Slugs

Banana slugs are fascinating, even mesmerizing to observe in person. Watching one slide its way down a portion of a miles-long trail or up the side of a towering redwood is a meditative experience. However, despite their low speeds, they’re not always the easiest organisms to track down.

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A river runs through it – Reopening of iconic Brookdale Lodge

06 | 23 | 2018

It seems Brookdale Lodge has not only bridged its own life and death, but transcends dimensions too. Nestled in the enchanting redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains in the San Lorenzo Valley, the former getaway of Hollywood...

Craft Beer Exploding In Santa Cruz

04 | 29 | 2018

If you like a tasty brew, you will enjoy exploring the craft beer taprooms in Santa Cruz County. There are some sixteen craft breweries and fifteen taprooms and counting in the county where you can enjoy flavorful, refreshing brews.

Adventures in Felton

04 | 28 | 2018

Nestled in San Lorenzo Valley in the Santa Cruz Mountains is the quaint, historic town of Felton with a population just over 4,000. Things to do and see include 80 miles of hiking trails at a nearby state park, a restored 1892 covered bridge, and rides on a...

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