Summer Sleepovers

With so many outdoor adventures in and around the Santa Cruz Mountains, staying overnight is all part of the fun. From mountaintop yurts to a hike-in hut and campsite, here are three great ways to enjoy sweet South Bay dreams.

Week 06.16.2015
Regions Northern CA

Glamping with Madonna

Overnight in a Yurt at Mount Madonna County Park

So you want to go see Madonna, but don't want to camp out for this big-ticket experience? Glamp out instead! Set high in the Santa Cruz Mountains, with an entourage of spectacular redwood trees, Mount Madonna County Park is 3,200 acres of beautiful secluded land dominated by redw
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Adventures Beyond

Alaska Beyond to Destinations from Northern CA

Lounging beside turquoise waters, rafting through lush green jungle, hiking along volcanoes, sipping tropical cocktails at sunset… however you adventure, you’re just one low airfare away from a fantastic (affordable!) holiday with Alaska Air. Alaska Beyond is a new flight experie
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Royal Experience

Camping at Castle Rock Trail Camp

It's Saturday morning, you want to go backpacking, but you've only got a night to spare. The time is right for Castle Rock State Park's hike-in campground, where 20 first-come, first-served secluded campsites make for a quick overnight escape. This is a good beginners backpacking
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Hike-in Hut

Sierra Club Hikers Hut

One of the Santa Cruz Mountains' coziest overnight escapes is accessed by a 1.5-mile hike through towering redwoods and shaded fern canyons. The Ollie Mayer Hiker's Hut is an A-frame inspiration built by the Sierra Club in the '70s and today remains a Bay Area treasure. To reach
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