Matt Parker started the Santa Cruz Transplants & Friends with the idea that many people move to this beautiful area, and due to one thing or another, have difficulty connecting with others to make friends. There is so much to do around Santa Cruz, with world class hikes, water fronts, music events, sports, amazing restaurants, a wide variety of movie theaters, theaters, and much more, but if you don't have anyone to go with you might be missing out on the fun! This group is about connecting with people, finding your tribe, and having people to go to events with, hiking the trails you might not have found (or want to do on your own),joining in with group activities, and getting out and about in the area. You don't have to be a recent transplant to Santa Cruz - just someone who wants to join in with events and have friends to do the activities with. All are welcome. There is no age range or requirement. If you live in the Santa Cruz area (including all surrounding places like Capitola, Aptos, Felton, Scotts Valley, Boulder Creek, etc.) and are interested, then join up and you will be invited to the meetups (group hikes, dinners, movie nights, backpacking, bike rides, sunsets, etc.)!

Please note: when you RSVP to an event, the host of that event is expecting you. Life happens, we all know that, so please have the courtesy to change your RSVP to "not attending"! If you have 3 "no shows" without changing your RSVP, calling to notify or at least letting the event host know what happened, we will remove you from the group. Our hope is that everyone has a good time - you need to show up to join in and be counted!

Note: All of our activities are "at risk" activities. By joining us you agree to hold the organizers, assistant organizers, and other members harmless. You are responsible for your own health and safety.

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Recent Meetups

  • Yesterday · 6:00 PM

    Walk West Cliff

    6 Transplanters

    Let's meet up for our weekly walking (and talking) exercise. :-) We meet at the Surfer Monument (= the bronze surfer statue across from St. Joseph; NOT at the light... Learn more
  • 2 days ago · 6:30 PM

    Walk Rio Del Mar

    8 Transplanters | 1 Photo

    If you haven't walked Rio Del Mar, you are in for a treat.  We will walk at an easy pace, walk as far as you wish, and depending on who shows up, maybe we can add a '... Learn more
  • July 23 · 7:00 PM

    Sushi Night!

    17 Transplanters | 4.50

    Let's grab some sushi at my favorite sushi joint in Santa Cruz. I usually just go there by myself, but it would be nice to chow down on some fishy goodness with some... Learn more
  • July 22 · 6:00 PM

    Walk West Cliff

    6 Transplanters | 5.00

    Let's meet up for our weekly walking (and talking) exercise. :-) We meet at the Surfer Monument (= the bronze surfer statue across from St. Joseph; NOT at the light... Learn more
  • July 19 · 2:00 PM

    Meatless Monday Picnic Potluck and Optional Hike - on Sunday

    31 Transplanters | 4.50

    Wondering what to make at home on Meatless Monday? Let's try out a bunch of different dishes and find out what you like! I had some requests for a potluck so people... Learn more
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