Events in Santa Cruz County

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what to do in Santa Cruz during self isolation

Spring is usually a busy time of the year in Santa Cruz. As the weather gets warmer, locals and visitors alike take to the parks and beaches to enjoy everything this wonderful city has to offer.

But this year looks a little different.

With COVID-19 affecting our community, popular amenities like beaches and shopping centers have been closed down to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Each and every person has also been asked to self-isolate in order to prevent the spread of the virus.

This means that many of us are cooped up in our homes until everything gets back under control.

Even though staying at home is the best thing to do in a situation like this, it can make you feel stir crazy.

If you’re starting to get a little bored, here’s

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History of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is a spectacular place.

Not only does the city have gorgeous redwood forests and world-class beaches, but it has an arts and culture scene unlike any other mid-sized city in America.

But what made Santa Cruz the city it is today?

Here’s a brief history of Santa Cruz so you can see how the city got its start:

The First Settlers

Although anthropologists have found evidence that people lived in the Santa Cruz area over 12,000 years ago, the city’s history began in 1769 when the first settlers made it to the shores of the city.

The first settlers were Spanish explorers on the Portola Expedition. They were the first non-native people to explore the coast of the Santa Cruz region.

Explorer Don Gaspar de Portola set foot on

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best coffee shops in santa cruz

Santa Cruz is known for a lot of things. And somewhere on that list you’ll find coffee.

Slowly but surely Santa Cruz’s coffee culture is becoming known across the country, and even across the globe, as local coffee shops expand their businesses to new markets.

There’s no wonder why this city is known for its Joe: it’s good.

In fact, it’s better than good.

Countless cafes in this city serve handcrafted, organic coffee that you won’t be able to get enough of.

If you’re having trouble deciding where to go (because there are so many amazing places), here are the 5 best coffee shops in Santa Cruz:

Santa Cruz Roasting Company

santa cruz coffee roastingSanta Cruz Roasting Company is one of the most loved cafes in all of Santa Cruz for its fantastic atmosphere and

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how to volunteer in Santa Cruz

What makes Santa Cruz such an amazing place to live is its community.

This city is filled with people from all walks of life, making it an exciting and enriching place to live. And even though Santa Cruz is home to a diverse group of people, the community is undeniably tight-knit.

One of the best ways to keep our Santa Cruz community strong is to give back. There are plenty of ways you can volunteer around town to help people in need and to spread joy.

To help you find the best charity program for you, here’s where you can volunteer in Santa Cruz this fall:

Village Santa Cruz County

Village Santa Cruz County is a fantastic charity that aims to provide quality services to those in need around the community.

Sometimes, people need help

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Celebrating Halloween with your family in Santa Cruz

Halloween is an exciting time of year, especially for families. Watching your kids get dressed up to trick-or-treat is a priceless moment that will always be cherished.

But Halloween isn’t just about trick-or-treating. There are so many other festivities and events that make the month of October so sensational.

To make the most out of this spooky season, here are some ideas on how you can celebrate Halloween with your family in Santa Cruz:

Visit Local Pumpkin Patches

Boy at Santa Cruz Pumpkin PatchThere’s nothing that gets you into the Halloween spirit quite like visiting a pumpkin patch. Luckily, Santa Cruz has tons of them!

Post Street Farms is a hidden gem located in an urban garden. This quaint patch has pumpkins of all kinds—from spooky-looking white ones to the

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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.

Not

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6 great ways to spend new years in santa cruz 2018/2019

Are you still wondering how to spend New Year’s Eve in Santa Cruz?

Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with our comprehensive list of New Year’s parties and activities happening in the Santa Cruz area. Whether you’re looking for a fun-filled night with drinks, five-course dinners, and sparklers or you are searching for an unconventional and unforgettable way to celebrate, we have something in our list for you.

Check out six great ways to spend New Year’s in Santa Cruz below.

Celebrate in Style

Seascape Beach Resort: New Year's Eve Party
Location: Seascape Beach Resort — 1 Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos
Date: December 31st, 2018
Time: 7:00pm - 12:30am
Price: $150

If you love the glitz and glam of a New Year’s Eve cocktail party, you might

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6 Great Fall Events in Santa Cruz 2018

October is almost here, which means apple cider and pumpkin spice are everywhere you turn. With autumn officially upon us, it’s time to settle in to some cozy fall-centered activities.

If your calendar is currently lacking autumnal spirit, the Santa Cruz community has you covered. Here are 6 great fall events in Santa Cruz 2018 for you and your family to enjoy.

1. Farm Fest October 2018

When: October 6th from 3-6PM

Where: Costanoa Commons Farm

Farm fun awaits you at the Costanoa Commons Farm…

Costanoa Commons Farm welcomes the Santa Cruz community to Farm Fest 2018: an afternoon filled with friends, food, drink and music.

Perfect for kids, Farm Fest offers face-painting and art projects in the creativity barn, along with tours of

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things to do in santa cruz for fathers day

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you haven’t figured out what to get for Dad yet, you’re not alone. Sometimes, the best gift of all is just spending time together. If you’re looking for some fun things to do with Dad this weekend, here are some suggestions of places to check out and special Father’s Day events happening around Santa Cruz.

Hats Off To Dad at the Roaring Camp Railroad

Take a ride on a steam train then dive on into an Chuck Wagon BBQ platter, featuring chicken wings, sausages, sandwiches, and a beer from Humble Sea Brewing Co.! Every dad will be given an engineer’s cap with the purchase of any BBQ platter, and one lucky dad will get to ride inside the cab of the locomotive!

That same day, Roaring Camp Railroad is

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eco-friendly upgrades improve home values

With climate change at the forefront of everyone’s mind, everyone wants to become more environmentally conscious. This means that more eco-friendly products will continue to become more readily available. The housing market, specifically, is feeling the effects of a client-base looking for more eco-friendly options. Homeowners want to make sure their homes are efficient and environmentally friendly.

If you’re thinking about selling your home, consider making a few eco-friendly renovations to help improve your home value and pique the interest of today’s environmentally conscious buyer. Here are some eco-friendly upgrades that will add value to your property:

New Windows

In reality, many homes could use upgraded windows. However, spending a

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