Articles Tagged ‘Santa Cruz’

Best Baked Goods in Santa Cruz

Best Baked Goods in Santa Cruz March 19, 2012 | Food | Read More
The city by the sea is perhaps better known for a different kind of “baked” then the one this post is about, but the two undoubtedly go hand in hand when we’re talking about delicious, decadent confections to satisfy any munchy craving. Here’s a rundown of the best place to get...

Bicycling in Santa Cruz

Bicycling in Santa Cruz February 29, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Spring is the perfect time to grab a two-wheeler and go for a leisurely ride in beautiful, coastal Santa Cruz. Whether you are a pleasure cruiser or an adrenaline junkie, this city is full of trails and biker-friendly roads on which to go for a spin. There are plenty of businesses here that cater to...

A Day Trip to Santa Cruz

A Day Trip to Santa Cruz February 8, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Thanks to a combination of being geographically located less than an hour away from San Jose, one of the largest metropolitan areas in California, and feeling as though it’s a million miles from the hustle and bustle of a major city, Santa Cruz has long been a favorite day trip spot for many Northern...

Valentine’s Day in the Monterey Bay Area

Valentine’s Day in the Monterey Bay Area December 29, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
There are few places in the world more romantic than the Northern Central Coast. Carmel is known as the “Honeymoon Capital of the West” and millions of couples visit there, Big Sur, Monterey, Capitola, and Santa Cruz every year. Whether their strolling on Carmel Beach just to be together or dining...

Best Cafes in the Monterey Bay

Best Cafes in the Monterey Bay December 16, 2011 | Food | Read More
Where should you go when you need a cup o’ joe in the Monterey Bay? Before you default to Starbucks, check out these local brewing companies for your morning jolt. 1. Verve Coffee, Santa Cruz and Capitola: This artisan roasting company recently opened a new location on Pacific Ave. in Santa Cruz,...

The Best Cheap Eats in Santa Cruz

The Best Cheap Eats in Santa Cruz November 22, 2011 | Food | Read More
Tuesday couldn’t be a more fitting day to write about cheap eats in Santa Cruz, home to cash-strapped college students, traveling miscreants, and budget-conscious travelers alike. Here’s a run down of where you can find knock out meals for just a few bucks. El Palomar Taco Bar, Santa Cruz:...

The Best Museums for Kids

The Best Museums for Kids November 17, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Though few and far between, there are two stand out museums on the Central Coast perfect for you little ones. The Monterey County Youth Museum, Monterey: MY Museum is teeming with exhibits aimed at getting your children playing, exploring, learning, and having fun. Every activity, from the Go-Fore Golf...

Top 5 Sushi Restaurants

Top 5 Sushi Restaurants November 1, 2011 | Food | Read More
If you’d rather hear “Irasshaimase!” when you walk into a restaurant than “Good evening,” than you’ve come to the right post. Here’s a run down of the Top 5 Sushi Restaurants in the Monterey Bay Area, in no particular order. 1. Sushi By the Bay, Monterey. Located...

Five Places to Propose on the Central Coast

Five Places to Propose on the Central Coast October 31, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Lovers are always welcome on the Central Coast. The place practically begs for romance. Here are the top 5 places to propose, in no particular order. If you’ve got a suggestion for another locale that’s perfect for proposals, or a story about how you popped the big question in Santa Cruz,...

What to Pack for A Central Coast Winter

What to Pack for A Central Coast Winter October 31, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
When it comes to winter weather around the Monterey Bay, there’s usually one word that sums it up: wet. December, January, and February are when we see the most precipitation, but meteorologists expect January and February to be particularly wet this winter. A surfer shreds the winter waves during...