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Why People Choose Santa Cruz

Why People Choose Santa CruzSanta Cruz is a premier destination in California. It draws several tourists every year for its location on Monterey Bay and its amazing temperate weather all year long. Santa Cruz is also a very popular city in California to move. For this reason, many people considering moving to Santa Cruz California, and one of the most asked questions in search engines is if Santa Cruz is a nice place to live. So let's answer this question.

Is Santa Cruz nice to live in?

According to the website niche.com Santa Cruz is regarded as one of the best places to live in the state of California. Let's take a look into all of the major pros and cons of living in Santa Cruz so that you can form your own opinion about one of our favorite places to live in California.

Pros of living in Santa Cruz

The Weather

The City of Santa Cruz has 250 days of sunshine per year on average, there could be more or less. The average amount of sunny days for the state of California is just 46 making this one of California's rays of sunshine. There is great weather all year in Santa Cruz. The temperature can drop to around 40° in fall but it is never too cold to enjoy the outdoors here. Being able to enjoy the outdoors earlier is one of the biggest perks of Santa Cruz.

The Landscape

Speaking of enjoying the outdoors there are several ways to enjoy the outdoors in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz has it all when it comes to enjoying nature. There are mountains, there are towering forests, and then of course...

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Santa Cruz

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Santa CruzSanta Cruz is one of the most special places to live on the coast of California. There's just so much that is unique and special about Santa Cruz and one of the most unique things is celebrating the holidays. If you have just moved to Santa Cruz or are considering a move you may be wondering how to celebrate upcoming holidays in the area. If you are lost as to where to go for Saint Patrick's Day in Santa Cruz let us share with you some upcoming St. Patrick's Day events in the area.

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA Saint Patrick's Celebration

If you love camping you can celebrate this fun holiday weekend at the KOA campground in Watsonville. Get out all of your green things and all of your camping gear. The campsite hosts a family costume contest, a fun run, shamrock tie-dye crafting, beers and bratz, a bike parade, train rides, and much more. It is a very fun family celebration that begins on March 15 and lasts the entire Saint Patrick's weekend through Saint Patrick's Day on March 17.

Santa Cruz Shamrock Stroll

Search for gold through Santa Cruz on March 16 beginning at 1 PM. This is another bar crawl event put on by pubcrawls.com. Check-in is from 1 to 4 PM and you will need to purchase a ticket to receive a wristband as your magical pass for a day of fun surprises. Enjoy a collection...

Where to Enjoy the Performing Arts in Santa Cruz

Where to Enjoy the Performing Arts in Santa CruzIf you are new to Santa Cruz or are considering a move to the Santa Cruz area you are probably looking to learn more about Santa Cruz to help you settle in and feel at home. Once you find what you love to do in Santa Cruz we believe you will quickly fall in love with the area and begin to make it your home. If you love the performing arts let us help you get acquainted with the many different opportunities to catch a live performance in Santa Cruz County.

Performing Arts Venues in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz

Barn Theater at UC Santa Cruz

The first theater on the campus of the University of California Santa Cruz. The theater was once an actual working barn located on the Cowell Ranch in 1968. It is a 140-seat theater. Today it is a home stage for the student-run Barnstorm Production Company. Find out more about upcoming performances on the Barnstorm Theater Company website. 

Kuumba Jazz Center in Downtown

If you are a fan of live jazz music you need to check out the Kuumba Jazz Center. It has been a hub of live music in Santa Cruz since 1975. The venue holds over 130 concerts a year. They also offer educational opportunities to learn jazz skills. Check out the performance lineup on their website. 

Rio Theater in Midtown

Rio started as a premier venue to watch movies. Today it is a venue that offers a mix of performing...

What is the Best Food at Santa Cruz Boardwalk?

What is the Best Food at Santa Cruz Boardwalk?The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is the most recognized landmark in the city of Santa Cruz California. With time those who live here may consider it only a spot to keep tourists happy but several local people love a good stroll around the boardwalk on any day to take in the views of the ocean and people watch. It might be a place that tourists are drawn to but it is also home to substantial Santa Cruz history and nostalgic culture that Santa Cruz brings to the world.

If you are just moving to Santa Cruz you are probably excited to check out the boardwalk and might be interested in learning a little bit about what there is to do there. You may decide you want to visit it on an afternoon with your family and might like some insider tips on the best food to fuel your crowd as you soak up the sunshine, salt air, and classic nostalgic Santa Cruz scenery. It can be tough when you have your family in tow or even if you are just overly hungry yourself to go wandering down the boardwalk aimlessly looking for something at amusement park prices that won't be disappointing to eat. So here's a guide to help you out and choose some of the best dishes that won't disappoint when you visit the boardwalk.

Santa Cruz Boardwalk's best food

The Açai Bowls and Crepes at Crouzon Crepes

If you are looking for something fresh and light on a hot day the acai bowls at Cruzin' Crepes are incredibly popular. They provide something refreshing on a hot day but also something that is actually nutrient-packed and good for you. Who would have ever thought you could get actual...

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