Clam Chowder Festival – Santa Cruz

If you’re looking for some delicious plans this weekend, look no further. Head on over to Santa Cruz and join in on the public chowder tastings at the 31st Annual Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off & Festival.

Contestants in the Individual and Professional categories will be whipping up their unique takes on the creamy stew, so be sure to vote for your favorite. Get your fill of Boston and Manhattan chowders along with entertainment on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

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Cayucos Sea Glass Festival

Sea glass can be a beautiful and fascinating thing. Pieces of glass, worn and weathered by the sea, are transformed from man-made material to organic-like items sparkling like gems along the coast.

If you’re often captivated by these drops of color in the sand or want to see the creativity others use with their found sea glass, check out the Cayucos Sea Glass Festival. On March 10 and 11, sea glass enthusiasts and artists will have all their unique creations on display and for sale.

Oh, and did we mention, the Taste of Cayucos is going on at exactly the same time? Listen to music, grab a bite to eat, then head over to see myriad of sea glass creations.

South Coast Sojourn: Exploring the Quaint Coastal Communities Surrounding Santa Barbara

When taking the ultimate road trip along Highway 101, Santa Barbara is a stop many consider a must and rightfully so. The Spanish-inspired architecture, vibrant downtown and array of seasonal festivals and events make it an entertaining destination for so many. But it’s the small coastal communities surrounding the more famous town that are also making their mark on the map. During a recent Sunday cruise up the coast, it was easy to see why. Continue reading

Valentine’s Day on the Central Coast

While it’s inevitable that you’ll fall in love with the beautiful coastal scenery and quaint towns along the Central Coast, this Valentine’s Day, share a bit of that coastal love with a friend or companion.

Here’s an article posted by Weekend Sherpa.com for a great Valentine’s Day-inspired bike ride in San Buenaventura State Beach along with a stop at The Jolly Oyster.

Another Central Coast Mystery Spot

Where is this place?

The Central Coast Traveler

The Central Coast is full of curious and beautiful things, like this strange stone chimney formation jutting out of the Pacific. It seems more like something out of Dr. Seuss than real life, and no, it’s not Photoshopped. Can you guess where this odd rock formation is located? Check back in tomorrow, when the Central Coast Traveler tells all!

 

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Ventura Music Week, February 15-19, 2012

If you’re in the mood for some great tunes, head over to Ventura and choose from a wide variety of venues participating in Ventura’s local music scene. There are many genres of music to choose from and most venues are offering food and beverage specials.

To get your music fix, check out more information here, and don’t be afraid to hum along with your favorite local musicians.