O’Neill Sea Odyssey – Classroom on a Catamaran

Santa Cruz, California is located within the northern coastal waters of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary – a habitat for one of the most active ocean ecosystems on the planet. This area is also home to a passionate community of people dedicated to protecting, preserving, and educating about the California coastline and cold-water marine environment. […]

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Interview with The Booth Bus: Northern California’s Vintage Volkswagen Photo Booth

No matter how many times a Volkswagen bus travels, changes ownership, or transforms, it always seems to fulfill its original purpose – inspiring adventure and celebration with great people. Anthony Alcala and his wife Jenna have taken the timeless culture of a VW bus to the next level by transforming their vintage camper van into a […]

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Iconic Adventures with Volkswagen Bus Trippers

If there is one vehicle that has stood the test of time and remained synonymous with friends, freedom, and adventure, it’s the enduringly iconic Volkswagen bus. It may have started as a simple mode of local transportation, but over the years, it has become a ubiquitous feature of road trips, rallies and festivals; coastline cruises, […]

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Skate by the Sea on the Capitola Ice Rink

California’s oldest seaside resort is warming up for an exciting eco-friendly winter event with the installation of iSKATE Capitola – Santa Cruz County’s first synthetic ice skating rink. iSKATE provides an open-air rink located in front of the stage at Capitola Village’s Esplanade Park. From December 15, 2017 through January 7, 2018, visitors and locals […]

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Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Passport Days

Wine enthusiasts, this one is for you! On November 18th, 2017,  pack a picnic and plan an adventure throughout the coastlines, hills, forests, valleys, and vineyards of the Santa Cruz Mountains. In 1993, the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (SCMWA) introduced Passport Celebration Days. Since then, the annual events continue to be a popular tradition for […]

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The Capitola Hotel: A Time Travel Experience

Beyond these gates is an opportunity to escape the modern world and travel back in time. The Capitola Hotel invites guests to a nostalgic experience of classic hospitality and local history at its best. Ever since the Village by the Sea was developed into a beachside resort in the late 1800s people have flocked to Capitola, lured […]

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CAPITOLA PLEIN AIR 2017

It’s hard to visualize Capitola being more picturesque than it already it is…until it is seen through the creative eyes of an artist. The first weekend in November, Capitola’s environment becomes the inspiration for local and regional artists highly skilled in painting scenic natural beauty and small city charm. The public has the opportunity to […]

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Capitola Village Halloween Parade

Pull out your costumes and put on your masks – it’s time for small spooky creatures to haunt the streets of Capitola! On October 29th, the village by the sea will be taken over by ghosts, goblins, boys and ghouls during the annual Children’s Halloween Parade. This will be the 27th consecutive year locals and […]

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Capitola Mermaid Race Series

Every fall, Capitola hosts a mass of mermaids participating in one of the best all women triathlons and duathlons on the West Coast. The Title Nine Mermaid Race Series returns to the little city by the sea this weekend – head to Capitola on Saturday, October 7, 2017 to watch mermaids in action as they […]

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