With breathtaking redwoods, beautiful beaches on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and a groovy downtown area, Santa Cruz is the ultimate vacation town. Full of artists, musicians, and independent thinkers, Santa Cruz has it all.  The climate here is beautiful and there is so much to do.

In November of 2011, The Atlantic ranked Santa Cruz and Watsonville No. 5 on a list of the Most Artistic Cities in America, which was not a great surprise to folks here.

Santa Cruz is a great place to visit, according to this New York Times article. Come visit Santa Cruz again and again.

Make Your Film Here

Once home to Alfred Hitchcock, Santa Cruz County has been featured in over 140 television productions and feature films, including The Lost Boys, Harold and Maude, Kinsey, Frog and Wombat, Dangerous Minds, Sudden Impact, The Tripper, and most recently, Of Men and Mavericks. Founded by the local film community, the Santa Cruz Film Festival features independently-produced movies each spring as a way to celebrate the community’s rich cinematic history. For more information, please contact the Santa Cruz County Film Commission at 831.427.4405, ext. 112