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New Museum Los Gatos

Culture | Los Gatos

Felton Music Hall

Culture | Felton

San Lorenzo Valley Museum

Culture | Boulder Creek

Filoli

Culture | Woodside

Hakone Estate & Gardens

Culture | Saratoga

Bigfoot Discovery Museum

Culture | Felton

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Meditate at the Vajrapani Institute

10 | 30 | 2019

The Santa Cruz Mountains hold many secrets. Spend a lifetime wandering the silent green paths and you’ll still be discovering it’s treasures after many years. The Vajrapani Institute for Wisdom Culture is a meditation and retreat center, tucked away in one of the many hidden corners of the Santa Cruz Mountains.  Retreat offers a situation...

Abandoned Lime Kilns in Santa Cruz County

08 | 21 | 2019

They are quiet now. Ferns, mosses, and lichens cling to their stone walls. Shrubs and vines cascade over their buttresses. Trees sprout from their floors. Nature is slowly laying claim to Santa Cruz County’s historic lime kilns. Lime Kiln Legacies If you’ve ever hiked in the Santa Cruz Mountains, you may have wandered upon these...

Land of Medicine Buddha and the Eight Verses Trail

06 | 02 | 2019

Land of Medicine Buddha. The name evokes images of misty mountain peaks, pristine waterfalls surrounded by prayer flag wrapped trees, and silent orange-clad monks wandering hallways of simple yet dramatic temples. If that’s what you’re picturing, you’re pretty close to correct. The Land of Medicine Buddha, based in the Santa Cruz Mountains, is an environmentally...

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Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail

The Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail runs about 30 miles, depending on where you start and what side quests you settle on. Fulfilling the promise of its name, the trail dips, climbs and winds from the peaks of the Santa Cruz Mountains to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. On this epic journey, it passes waterfalls, springs and creeks, wetlands and chaparral...

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. The park continued...

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...

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Bigfoot Discovery Museum

Culture | Felton

Felton Covered Bridge

Culture | Felton

Felton Music Hall

Culture | Felton

Filoli

Culture | Woodside

Hakone Estate & Gardens

Culture | Saratoga

Land of Medicine Buddha

Culture | Santa Cruz

Montalvo Arts Center

Culture | Saratoga

Mountain Community Theater

Culture | Ben Lomond

New Museum Los Gatos

Culture | Los Gatos

San Lorenzo Valley Museum

Culture | Boulder Creek

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park

Culture | Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center

Culture | Ben Lomond