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Food+Drink | Scotts Valley

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Towns | San Mateo County

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Wineries | Saratoga

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Santa Cruz Mountains Passport Celebration Day

07 | 21 | 2018

On the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, our participating wineries welcome passport aficionados into their 50+ tasting rooms throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, each offering a unique…

Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge

07 | 21 | 2018

The Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge is road bike event and FUNDRAISER hosted by cyclists for cyclists. Hosted by the Santa Cruz County Cycling Club, a 100% volunteer-run 501c(3) non profit.

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…

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Butano State Park

Butano State Park doesn’t have the enormous ancient redwoods you’ll find at other Redwood State Parks, though it’s rumored that in some secret corner, far off-trail, there hides one of the tallest specimens in these mountains. Still, it more than makes up for lack of accessible old-growth groves with its biodiversity and panoramic views.

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.

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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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