Boardwalk Family Fun Overnight at the Cocoanut Grove

Boardwalk Family Fun Overnight at the Cocoanut GroveWhat kid wouldn’t want to spend the night at the Boardwalk?

The 2nd annual Boardwalk Family Fun Overnight at the Cocoanut Grove gives kids, and their parents, a chance to live out this fantasy.   The event starts on Friday, March 28th and continues into Saturday, the 29th.

The event includes dinner, free-play in the arcade,  and an evening full of fun events before everyone settles into their sleeping bags inside the Cocoanut Grove.  After waking up to the sound of the waves you and your munchkins will enjoy a continental breakfast, crafts, games, a sandcastle contest and finally, a full day of boardwalk fun.

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King Tides Reveal Tide Pool Treasures in Pleasure Point [Photo Gallery]

Pleasure Point Tidepooling

King Tides have brought extreme high and low tides to Santa Cruz the past couple days, and will continue to do so through Thursday.

The high tides give some insight into how rising sea levels impact our coastal regions.  However, it’s the low tides that are drawing crowds.  These extreme low tides, combined with warm and sunny December days, are proving to be a tidepooling paradise.

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Santa Cruz Snow Night 2013: A Winter Wonderland in Downtown Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Snow Night

It’s tough to beat growing up in Santa Cruz.

Kids here have a dizzying array of activities to keep them entertained, but one thing they don’t get to experience very often is the snow.

That changes for one night each year when the Downtown Association hosts Snow Night, a fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Bank.

When else will your kids make snow angels, build a snowman, frolic in the snow and maybe even toss in a snowball or two?  Sure, you can spend hours in the car to travel to Tahoe, but this is snow right here in Santa Cruz!
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