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Butano State Park

Adventure | Pescadero

San Lorenzo Valley Museum

Culture | Boulder Creek

Cowboy Bar & Grill

Food+Drink | Felton

Hartman House Inn

Lodging | Boulder Creek

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Towns | Santa Cruz County

Byington Vineyard & Winery

Wineries | Los Gatos

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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…

Made in the Mountains

08 | 18 | 2018

A local art, craft and music event on the Third Saturday of the month. Shoppers spending $50 in downtown Boulder Creek businesses during Made in the Mountains can enter to win $100 in Boulder Bucks. Take your receipts…

Scotts Valley Art Wine & Beer Festival

08 | 19 | 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…

BCFD Summer BBQ and Dance

08 | 25 | 2018

Bring the family out to support the Boulder Creek Volunteer FIre Department and enjoy BBQ Tri-tip, chicken dinner, kid-friendly activities and three amazing local bands at our Annual Summer BBQ and Dance.

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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Though it’s not the biggest park in the county, there are hiking, biking, and equestrian options beyond what’s described here. It’s strongly recommended that adventurers go by the Visitor Center and talk to the docents about hike ideas, trail closures, wildlife sightings, and whatever other...

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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The Cats – Perfect, notorious BBQ

07 | 31 | 2018

But forget the BBQ for a minute, I had no idea how delicious the history here proved to be. A one-time stop for stagecoaches, the Cats Roadhouse had also served as a weigh station for lumber wagons.

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.

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