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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

  • April 16 · 10:45 AM

    Earth Day Santa Cruz 2016

    36 Transplanters | 5.00

    More info here: It's a fun event, with plenty of activities for kids and adults, including bands, food, climbing wall, and cool electric cars!... Learn more
  • April 6 · 6:00 PM

    Steve's Farewell Walk West Cliff

    8 Transplanters

    I have accepted a position in Atlanta at Emory University's School of Medicine and I will be leaving Santa Cruz on April 9. This will be my final chance to walk West... Learn more
  • April 3 · 11:00 AM

    Spring Art Market!

    18 Transplanters | 3.00

    Please join the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild and Jewelry Toolery at the Tannery Arts Center for Spring Art Market. • Sunday April 3rd • From 11-5Meet local artists and... Learn more
  • March 30 · 6:00 PM

    Walk West Cliff

    9 Transplanters | 5.00

    Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday March 13, so it will finally be light enough again to walk on Wednesday evenings. Let's meet up for our weekly walking (and... Learn more
  • March 27 · 7:15 AM

    Easter Sunrise Beach Yoga service!

    9 Transplanters | 5.00 | 1 Photo

    Join us at Cowells Beach (in front of the Dream inn) with both adult and children's yoga! Live music, great scenery, and the story of Easter told in an all new way...... Learn more
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  • Coco ZaZa founded Santa Cruz Transplants & Friends

    on February 5


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