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Nightlife in Carmel

Nightlife in Carmel February 29, 2012 | Nightlife | Read More
Known world-wide for its picturesque beaches and 5-star dining, Carmel’s nightlife is rarely the subject of travel guides. However, while this town comes across as quiet and austere, it is in fact home to a rousing bar and late night eats scene. Here are a few of the best spots to grab a night...

The Best Places to Bust a Move in Monterey

The Best Places to Bust a Move in Monterey September 29, 2011 | Nightlife | Read More
It’s almost the weekend, a.k.a boogie-woogie time, and you need to know where the best places to dance are in one of the Central Coast’s hottest cities. Here’s a break down of the clubs where you can get down in Monterey. Planet Gemini: From DJs spinning Top 40 to country music to salsa,...

The Best Steaks Around the Monterey Bay

The Best Steaks Around the Monterey Bay September 26, 2011 | Food, Nightlife | Read More
A good steak shouldn’t be hard to come by, but amazingly there are more duds then good grub out there. Here’s a break down of the best steak in the Monterey Bay paired with two close runners up. Top Shelf: Peachwood’s: A friend called the 16 oz. rib eye he ate here “the best...

Late Night Santa Cruz Dining

Late Night Santa Cruz Dining September 26, 2011 | Food, Nightlife | Read More
The bartenders have hollered “Last Call!” and you’ve got a rumble in your belly. Your body clock did a 180 and you’re ready for breakfast at 1 am. Whatever your situation, you’re hungry and nearly every restaurant in Santa Cruz is flashing an unwelcome “Closed”...

Free Summer Concerts on the Monterey Bay

Free Summer Concerts on the Monterey Bay June 23, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
There are tons of great shows lined up for the summer months on the Monterey Bay. But if you’re on a tight travel budget, attending a free summer concert is the way to get your boogie on without breaking the bank. Free Friday Night Bands at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s...

Cinco De Mayo on the Central Coast

Cinco De Mayo on the Central Coast May 4, 2011 | Events, Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Break out the sambreros and put on your ponchos for Cinco de Mayo celebrations around Central California. Even if you’re not in college or are traveling with your family, partaking in the festivities that mark the Mexican army’s victory over French invaders in 1862 is an American tradition...

Best Santa Cruz Spots to Watch Hockey Playoff Action

Best Santa Cruz Spots to Watch Hockey Playoff Action April 28, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Santa Cruz is infested with sharks. You’ll see them cruising the streets, their black and teal jerseys glimmering in the sun, pounding on table tops and shooting their arms into the air in victory. I’m talking of course about the native fans of the San Jose Sharks, the National Hockey These...

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Santa Cruz

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Santa Cruz March 16, 2011 | Events, Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Saint Paddy’s is hands down my favorite holiday because it brings people of all nationalities, from all walks of life, and of all faiths and creeds together for one reason: to wear green, get rowdy, and let loose. As they say, everyone’s Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day! Santa Cruz has...

Banff Moutain Film Festival World Tour

Banff Moutain Film Festival World Tour February 26, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping action is the name of the game with the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Adventure junkies and thrill seekers scale sheer glacier walls, drop off a rushing Madagascar waterfall in a tiny kayak and dangle hundreds of feet above the ground, maneuvering granite overhangs...

Places to Stop for a Drink along Highway 1

Places to Stop for a Drink along Highway 1 July 19, 2010 | Nightlife | Read More
Highway 1 winds all the way up the California coast, making its path along the shore of Monterey Bay and stopping in many of its towns and cities. If you’re staying anywhere in the area and looking for a place to imbibe, your choices are many. In Monterey itself, there are lots of choices along...
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