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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…

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.

Cuisine With A Long History

04 | 26 | 2018

Within the redwoods are several restaurants with histories as interesting as the ancient trees. These eateries serve up some amazing cuisine that fits perfectly with the atmosphere. Each with their own distinct history and stories that go back many decades.

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…

Awesome Panoramic Views

04 | 24 | 2018

This one is the most accessible and truly a drive-up panoramic views in the mountains as it boasts the best view directly from the parking area, which is adjacent to Highway 9. While you can walk down the Skyline to the Sea Trail in either direction to find…

Our Big Basin Vineyards Adventure

04 | 23 | 2018

Hiding amongst the redwoods, not far from the town of Boulder Creek, is a hilltop adventure called Big Basin Vineyards. With its rows of grapevines, hillside views and wide-open skies, it is easy to get lost in the atmosphere and lose track of time.

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…