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:
Bear With Us - Bear Stories of the Santa Cruz Mountains recounts the history of the California grizzly bears and the black bears that were once prolific to the area.
Location: San Lorenzo Valley Museum, 12547 Highway 9
Three giants of jazz: guitarist Stanley Jordan, bassist Charnett Moffett and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts team-up for an evening of inspired music making.
Location: Kuumbwa Jazz
Cheer on your Santa Cruz Warriors, the most advanced players in the world outside of the NBA as they compete in a 3,200 seat facility near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Location: Kaiser Permanente Arena, 140 Front Street
A fun and low-cost educational concert for the entire family with special guests featuring Prokofiev's enchanting favorite, Peter and the Wolf. After the concert, children will have a hands-on opportunity to "Meet the Instruments."
Location: Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street