Santa Cruz is well-known as California's favorite beachside destination. So when locals host friends and family for visits during summertime, the holiday season or just for a long weekend, the Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council has a way to help! A free Visiting Friends and Relatives Kit, (VFR) is packed with information for your guests on all there is to see and do in town.
Residents of Santa Cruz County are welcome to stop by the year-round visitor center at 303 Water Street, Suite 100 in Santa Cruz for this free kit. Complete with an Official Santa Cruz County Traveler's Guide, shopping directories, a Birding and Wildlife Watching guide, brochures and other goodies, this valuable resource is an ideal way to open a visitor's eyes to the many things to do in the area. Read more...
As most locals know, Santa Cruz offers an abundance of fun, family-friendly activities all add up to a great time to get out and enjoy our county. There are a host of fun-filled events happening every weekend so get the family out and enjoy! Here are our favorites for this week:
The museum welcomes back the California Guild of Natural Science Illustrators for its annual exhibit highlighting the amazing detail and artistry of local science illustrators.
Location: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
The Crow's Nest offers its Summer Beach Party series at 5:30pm each Thursday and goes until sunset. Families are welcome, and there is no admission charge.
Location: Crow's Nest Restaurant, 2218 East Cliff Drive
Enjoy Music @ the Mission with the Mylo Jenkins, a Santa Cruz-based Americana band. Picnic with the family during the concert.
Location: Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street
Join us at Bookshop Santa Cruz for a discussion of the 2015 Summer Season, to learn about the plays Santa Cruz Shakespeare will be presenting.
Location: Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Avenue