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Loch Lomond Recreation Area

Adventure | Felton

Hakone Estate & Gardens

Culture | Saratoga

Cowboy Bar & Grill

Food+Drink | Felton

Costanoa Lodge

Lodging | Pescadero

Los Gatos

Towns | Santa Clara County

Byington Vineyard & Winery

Wineries | Los Gatos

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Santa Cruz Mountains Makers’ Market

07 | 08 | 2018

Food truck ATE3ONE, live music by LINDSEY WALL, BOBCAT, & AJ LEE + JESSE FICHMAN, over 40 local artists and crafters & BEER on tap by NEW BOHEMIAN BREWING CO! Benefits Mountain Community Resources. FREE admission!

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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Bed & Breakfasts In The Woods

04 | 25 | 2018

While you're exploring the Santa Cruz Mountains and enjoying its many attractions, would you like to spend a restful night, then wake up in majestic redwoods as tall as 350 feet? There are a few atmospheric inns nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains...

Bottle Jack Winery Tasting Experience

04 | 27 | 2018

Nestled in the hills of the Santa Cruz Mountains sits an unassuming little winery, named Bottle Jack. Before you go, check the events listings on their website for a full listing of dates, they are typically open for wine tasting on the third weekend of each month.

Luxurious Lodging

04 | 22 | 2018

Home to a variety of rustic lodging and camping options, the Santa Cruz Mountains area also offers plenty of luxury as well. Treat yourself after a day of exploring the woods to comfortable accommodations and spa treatments! First on the list is...

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