Santa Cruz'n Tours
Believing good things are better shared, we're delighted to show you the abundance of culture, creativity, community and natural beauty of this unique, beautiful and amazing place we call home
As eco-advocates we're dedicated to sharing the EcoLogicProject vision of sustainability as a mainstream ideal through Stewardship Preservation and Regenerative Organic Permaculture – Being accountable NOW for future generations – Doing our best to always do better to protect the environment
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
Santa Cruz – California’s favorite coastal town – Laid-back west coast vibe and the birthplace of mainland surfing brought from Hawaii –
Santa Cruz County, described as encapsulating just about everything California has to offer all in one place is what attracts visitors year-round.
29 miles of sun-drenched coastline offers some of California’s best beaches, 14 state parks, museums, farmer’s markets, hiking, sailing paddle boarding, surfing, SCUBA, canopy tours, mountain biking, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Roaring Camp Railroads, Santa Cruz Wharf, UCSC, and lots more!! Enjoy museums, art galleries, artisanal dispensaries, boutique wineries and microbreweries, seeing giant redwoods or attending local events. Many fun things in Santa Cruz County are absolutely free!
There’s always a reason to get out and play
Whether you eat like a local, enjoying the organic farmer’s markets, or hiking the best trails and finding “hidden gems” only Santa Cruz-area folks are aware of, you’ll always find friendly locals. Visitors blend effortlessly. So, say “Hi!” and you’ll be greeted with a smile.
From the coastal bluffs of Davenport, to the grandeur of the Santa Cruz Mountains redwood forests, Santa Cruz County offers some the most beautiful, extraordinary views of ancient redwood trees native to the area. Big Basin, California’a oldest state park provides ancient Old Growth Trees and unique experiences for everyone.
California’s second-smallest county. Dozens of settings, climates, habitats, and experiences for the day-tripper or long-haul traveler to enjoy. Santa Cruz County is the northern-end of the Central Coast of California on the Monterey Bay, south San Francisco and west of Silicon Valley-Bay Area. Many local visitors travel here from California’s capitol Sacramento, San Francisco, and the Central Valley.
This map and sampling of the destinations around the county will help orient you!
Santa Cruz County enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Warm sunny days turn into cool foggy nights, making the region perfect for artisanal, appellation specialty agriculture and wine grapes. Seasonally, the fog may burn off later in the morning or roll in earlier in the evening. Additionally, a variety of microclimates makes some parts of the county feel warmer than others. Dressing like a local means wearing layers of clothing during chillier months: a long-sleeved shirt with a sweatshirt and a light jacket should ensure that you can adjust your wardrobe as the weather changes. Sunglasses, a hat, and comfortable shoes if you’re planning to do some exploring are also a good idea.