Explore Santa Cruz
228 Interesting, Odd, Beautiful & Historic Things to See in Santa Cruz County is an indispensable guide for locals, students, tourists and anyone who loves this county. In this book you will read about oddities and curiosities. You will discover interesting gardens, sculptures, murals and memorials. You will learn about historic buildings and lesser-known museums and galleries.
50 Years of Safe Harbor, a selection of writings from Dan Haifley’s Santa Cruz Sentinel column “Our Ocean Backyard,” charts the history of the Santa Cruz harbor--from its roots in Woods Lagoon through the Army Corps construction, the tsumani devastation, and beyond. This collection highlights the people who have shaped the life of our beloved harbor and the problems it has faced.
Santa Cruz, California, 2003 - 2013. A Northern California Coastal Community that became one of the NAtion's important creative meccas. A look at the people who that happen and why.
"Since 2006, my guests on KUSP Public Radio's 'Art Studio' have expounded on the arts and culture in Santa Cruz. Here s what some of them have said." --Kirby Scudder
Located on Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz's mild climate and natural resources have drawn entrepreneurs and visionaries, as well as tourists, since its earliest days. Over time, Santa Cruz city and county became home to a classic seaside amusement park, luxury hotels and beachside mansions, cottage cities and revival camps.
Santa Cruz is located on the northern tip of Monterey Bay on California's central coast. Surfing was first introduced to the U.S. mainland in Santa Cruz by three visiting Hawaiian princes in the late 1880s. Since those early days, the Santa Cruz surfing culture has blossomed into a thriving lifestyle. Many of the world's most highly regarded surfers hail from Santa Cruz.
In what is a second volume of character portraits, stories and essays on Santa Cruz County history and culture, fourth-generation Santa Cruz writer Geoffrey Dunn captures the spirit of this diverse community with a fierce, albeit, endearing passion. He has the unique capacity of breathing life into his historical portraits and placing his contemporary pieces in an illuminating context.
Welcome to Santa Cruz, California's fat-tire fantasyland! From the surf to the mountains, you can bike a myriad of trails along pristine creeks in a shady grove of redwoods, through sunny grasslands, or on the scenic coastal cliffs. Get ready to ride rollercoaster singletrack, bomb fast and furious fire roads, test your skills on technical trails, or simply cruise the many rides! Mountain Biking Santa Cruz, the trail and ride guide for the greater Santa Cruz area, provides all the necessary information to discover and piece together your perfect mountain biking adventure. Along with detailed trail descriptions, this pack-sized book contains numerous photos, GPS accurate maps, useful elevation profiles, and specific mileage guides to get you on your way.
The scenic coastline of northern Monterey Bay has enthralled residents and visitors alike for well over a century. Yet storms and relentless waves over time have taken their toll, devouring shorelines, washing away beaches, collapsing cliffs, and battering oceanfront structures.
This day hiking guide is the perfect companion for travelers along the well-known stretch of California coastline between San Francisco and Los Angeles. It includes how and where to access coastal beaches, tidepools, lighthouses, off-shore rock formations.
National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Big Basin/Santa Cruz Parks and Preserves is a two-sided, waterproof map designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts with unmatched durability and detail. This map was created in conjunction with local land management agencies and is loaded with valuable recreation information.
Trails Illustrated maps are expertly researched and frequently updated. The maps are printed in the United States on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant, and trail tough -- capable of going anywhere you do. The map is two-sided, and can be folded to a packable size of 4.25" x 9.25"; unfolded size is 26" x 38."