The nights are long and the days are short. But look on the bright side: Monday is winter solstice—marking the longest night of the year; meaning that longer days are coming soon. Get into the solstice spirit!
Miles of hiking trails, family-run wineries, and plenty of holiday cheer make the Santa Cruz Mountains a great destination for festive fun. Here are three places to stroll, sip and celebrate the season.
Between Santa Cruz and San Francisco is 50 miles of seashore with a scattering of sandy beaches, rocky points, and big bursts of open space. Go during the late fall and explore this coast less traveled. Sea for yourself.