Santa Cruz Christmas Tree Farms

Ward Ranch, Santa Cruz

Ward Ranch in Bonny Doon

You can buy a Christmas tree in just about any big commercial parking lot these days.  You can pick up a gallon of milk, a carton of eggs, and oh yeah…a Christmas tree while you’re at it.

While that may be convenient it lacks the fun and traditional spirit of going out into nature to pick out a Christmas tree.  If you’re looking for a more authentic Christmas tree experience then Santa Cruz is a pretty great place to be.

There are a lot of Christmas tree farms located in the Santa Cruz mountains.  These farms let you tap into your inner lumberjack by letting you choose and cut your own tree.

There are also plenty of options for those of you who are looking for the pre-cut variety.

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228 Interesting, Odd, Beautiful & Historic Things to See in Santa Cruz County

228 Interesting, Odd, Beautiful & Historic Things to See in Santa Cruz CountySanta Cruz is easy to fall in love with.

We have great people, amazing natural surroundings, a lot of history, and a ridiculous amount of uniqueness that can only be described as being very “Santa Cruz.”

It’s natural, given the pride that many of us feel in our town, to assume that we know Santa Cruz inside and out.

However, authors Steven Bignell and Susan Bruijnes have just released a new book which is likely to challenge your knowledge of Santa Cruz.  And it just may lead you to some great new discoveries.

The book, 228 Interesting, Odd, Beautiful & Historic Things to See in Santa Cruz County, is indeed packed full of interesting things to see and do in Santa Cruz.

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Why You Don’t Have to Be a Banana Slug to Enjoy UCSC

UCSC Meadow

The Santa Cruz community often has mixed opinions about UC Santa Cruz.

Since the school’s opening in the 1960’s the campus has used a lot of community resources, and has increased traffic and population, to the chagrin of some locals.

However, UCSC has a lot to offer everyone in Santa Cruz, not just the students and faculty.  Here are some great things to do at UCSC which every member of the community can take advantage of.

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