About Christine Candelaria

Christine Candelaria is a local mom of four who enjoys sharing her Santa Cruz adventures. You can follow her #santacruzlife on Instagram at @theaumsmama.

This Weekend in Santa Cruz: February 9th – 11th, 2018

migration festival at natural bridges

This weekend we celebrate a local icon at the Rio Theater and say goodbye (for now) to our favorite winged friends at Natural Bridges.

Basketball fans get a full Warriors weekend with two games and a special Warriors event on Saturday. It’s another packed weekend as we head towards Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!

Here are our picks for the top events each day this weekend:

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Santa Cruz Backpacking Tours: Roughing It With an Expert Guide by Your Side

santa cruz backpacking tours

Photo by @genghis_johnn

Are you ready for the quintessential Santa Cruz Mountains experience?

Better yet, want an expert tour guide by your side?

Naturalist-led Santa Cruz backpacking tours are being offered again this year by California State Parks, from June through August. These 1-3 night trips offer the classic Santa Cruz backpacking experience, with the added bonus of being led by a knowledgeable State Park professional.

There are four backpacking trips to choose from, some of which take you through lesser known portions of our state parks.

Last year’s tours sold out, and we expect this year’s to sell out quickly as well. The video below gives a great overview of the tours:

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10 Family Friendly Things to do in Santa Cruz During Christmas Weekend

monarchs at Natural Bridges

Happy Holidays!

Our roundup of events is lighter than usual this weekend, as the big event will be time with family.

If you’re entertaining out of town guests, see our top 10 picks for things to do this weekend, plus a day-by-day guide of music, nature walks, and more:

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