With endless festivals and events for the whole family, autumn in Santa Cruz is just as exciting as summertime.

If you’re wondering about what’s happening in Santa Cruz this fall, here’s a list of some of the most exciting events:

The Big East Side Block Party

Date: August 30th

Location: Pono Hawaiian Kitchen & Tap

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To close off the summer season, visit Pono Hawaiian Kitchen & Tap for the Big East Side Block Party.

This event has incredible music and food that will keep you entertained for hours. There will also be tons of vendors, selling everything from artisanal crafts to locally made food.

Some of the vendors include Happy Dog Hot Dogs, Venus Spirits, Follow The Sun Art, and Pretty Nails By Jenny.


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It seems as though every where you go in Santa Cruz, you can find people with their dogs. This is because Santa Cruz offers the perfect community for those with animals.

The city is filled with pet-friendly parks, beaches, trails where you can take your furry friends to run around and play.

But the city doesn’t stop there when it comes to dog-friendly places.

There are tons of Santa Cruz pet-friendly restaurants and cafés that have patios where you can bring your puppy to dine out alongside you. Some cafés even have designated dog menus!

Discover all the best places to bring your dog with this pet-friendly guide to Santa Cruz:

Pet-Friendly Parks

Pet-Friendly Resturants

Pet-Friendly Cafes

Pet-Friendly Parks

One of the best…

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5 best santa cruz communities for retirees in 2019

Retirement is possibly one of the most exciting times of your life. With your career coming to a close, you have more time to visit with friends, explore the country, and simply relax.

So what better place to retire than in Santa Cruz?

Santa Cruz attracts tons of retirees from across the nation who want to be close to its white-sand beaches and top-rated golf courses. The city also has a ton of serene neighborhoods that welcome families from all stages of life.

Without further ado, here are the 5 best Santa Cruz communities for retirees in 2019:

Rio Del Mar

Rio Del Mar is one of the most popular Santa Cruz communities for retirees for its proximity to quiet beaches and top-rated golf courses. In addition to all of the amazing amenities…

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