Street sign of Pacific Avenue and Soquel Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz, CA

If there’s one thing Santa Cruz is known for, it's the beautiful shoreline and unparalleled ocean views. With the area’s most recognizable landmarks including the Santa Cruz Wharf and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the waterfront includes high-flying rides, exciting games, and so much more. 

And when you’re feeling hungry, you don’t want to miss the excellent dining options in and around Santa Cruz, either! Using fresh, delicious ingredients, such as crab and salmon, here are our picks for five must-try seafood restaurants in the area.


Poké House

1543 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

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Cities all across the country are waking up to excellent Hawaiian cuisine, and Santa Cruz is no different. Poké House…

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Field of wildflowers and Santa Cruz mountains in background

The city of Scotts Valley, California is known for its excellent location; the perfect option for commuting professionals (either south to Santa Cruz or north to Silicon Valley) and families. Scotts Valley neighborhoods tend to preserve the beautiful, natural features of the area, and as a result offer homebuyers a slice of the forest lifestyle. 

There are a number of Scotts Valley communities to choose from—but which one is best for you? We outline five of Scotts Valley’s most exclusive neighborhoods below.

Granite Creek Estates

Looking for luxury? Your search ends here. Granite Creek Estates are found at the end of Granite Creek Road, east of Scotts Valley Drive. This quiet neighborhood is home to sprawling houses on the area’s hillside,…

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Little brown rabbit with basket of eggs

From Easter egg hunts to exciting, local markets, there’s so much fun and excitement happening this April in Santa Cruz County! Consider getting out and exploring what this gorgeous area has to offer with the numerous events this month. These events can be enjoyed by those of all ages, at price points that range from free and up.


If you're searching for something to do either during the week or on the weekend this April, then we have you covered. Here are some of the events that we're most excited for.

Easter Egg Hunts & Events

Hop to it! In a category all by themselves are the Easter egg hunts around Santa Cruz County. While there are several local Easter events that the little ones will love, one of the largest and most popular is…

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