Video: How to Spend a Day (or Two) in Santa Cruz

Things to do in Santa Cruz for free | West Cliff Drive | California

I’ve been focusing more on the video side of blogging recently. I wanted to share with you all my brand spanking new vlog around my hometown of Santa Cruz, California.

I spent a day filming around my favorite spots to give you a glimpse of Surf City USA from a local. If you enjoy the video, make sure to like it and subscribe to my YouTube channel. I’ll be attempting to do weekly videos on there from all over the world, so stay tuned!

Video: How to Spend a Day (or Two) in Santa Cruz, California | From a Local
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    1. Wow that is a big change Divya, but I’ve heard great things about Tennessee too. The Bay Area will definitely always be home for me no matter how many times I move abroad. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. My Grandma lives in Capitola and my aunt lives in Soquel so I get to go to Santa Cruz often. It’s such a beautiful town. Thanks for sharing this video!

  2. What a lovely vlog and tour around your city! I really enjoyed getting a look at Santa Cruz from a “local” perspective! I also think it’s super cute that your car is named Rosie lol <3

  3. When we visited California we didn’t go to Santa Cruz and now I’m bummed! It looks beautiful and I also love the name of your car!!

    1. A lot of people pass by Santa Cruz because they don’t think there’s much to do or they simply don’t know much about the city. Glad this post inspired you though and I hope you come for a visit next time you’re in Santa Cruz Dana.

  4. I love Santa Cruz’s vibe. I went about a year ago and had a fabulous time. Lots to do there. I am more excited now that I learned about new several places in your video.

  5. Absolutely dying to visit! Your video is so awesome – I love how you’ve edited it! I just took up surfing about a year ago so am always on the lookout for cool places to ride the waves. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ #FlyAwayFriday

  6. How cool is this idea?!!! I love it!!! I’ve been considering vlogging more and more because it seems so much more fun than writing haha!! I’ll have to try it. And love Santa Cruz, it reminds me of my hometown of San Clemente ๐Ÿ™‚ Gotta love a fellow California girl. Thank you for sharing on #FlyAwayFriday!

  7. The video was awesome! Santa Cruz is somewhere I’ve been wanting to visit and thanks to you, even more so! Thanks for sharing and joining #FlyAwayFriday!

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