About Aracelly Macko

Aracelly Macko is teacher and fitness enthusiast who enjoys building friendship and community through exercise.

The Top 3 Family Hikes in Santa Cruz County

Old Cove Landing Trail, Wilder Ranch

Santa Cruz County is home to some of the most beautiful State Parks in California.

Filled with endless trails for walking and hiking, our local state parks offer amazing scenery as well as opportunities to view local wildlife.  Best of all, many of the hiking trails in Santa Cruz County are perfect for the whole family to do together.

Here are the top 3 family friendly hikes in Santa Cruz:

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Beginner’s Guide to Stand-Up Paddle Boarding in Santa Cruz

Stand up paddle boarder at Natural Bridges

Stand-up paddle boarding is creating waves.

As one of the fastest growing water sports in the world, Santa Cruz locals interested in having a little adventure on the water need look no further than in their very own backyard.

In the last several years, stand-up paddle boarding has become increasingly popular. With roots in the Hawaiian and Polynesian Islands, stand-up paddle boarding has been around since the 1960’s but made it’s way to the coast of California in 2000.

It’s popularity has sky rocketed, partly because it is fairly easy to learn–within an hour of practice most people can manage to make their way through calm waters.

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The Top 5 Family Activities in Santa Cruz

Kids at the beachWith its kid-friendly beaches, community parks, children’s museums and epic weather, Santa Cruz County offers endless opportunities for some good ol’ family fun.

If you’re looking for fun things to do with your kids this summer in Santa Cruz, then look no further.

Here’s a list of my top five family activities that will keep you and your children stimulated, engaged, challenged and surely out of trouble!

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