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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:
Celebrate the arts each month as dozens of venues showcase Santa Cruz's wealth of artists. For complete listing of venues, artists and special events, visit website or pick up a copy of the Good Times.
Location: Various locations
The dramatic season finale features the Cabrillo Chorus and vocal soloists from the Metropolitan Opera in a performance of Beethoven's great 9th Symphony. Get tickets in advance before this sells out!
Location: Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Come see what's in bloom in the gardens this month. Free tour with paid entrance fee! Meet at Norrie's at 11am. Admission $5 per person, 6-17 years $2, under 6 years old - free.
Location: 1156 High Street, UCSC Campus, Meet at Arboretum Gift Shop
Celebrate Mother's Day in the park by honoring the spirited women who lived in, worked in and fought for the Basin throughout its history. Living history reenactments bring you back in time where you will meet pioneer homemaker Alice Maddock; Josephine McCrackin, the 'Savior of the Redwoods' and Harriet "Petey" Weaver, the first female Ranger. Stroll through the magnificent redwoods on this 0.5 mile, 1 hour guided walk. Meet at Park Headquarters. This walk is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
Location: Big Basin Redwoods State Park