Michelle Fitzsimmons

About Michelle

Michelle Fitzsimmons

Michelle came to Santa Cruzfor college–Go Slugs!–and decided after graduation that there’s no place she’d rather be than right here on theCentralCoast. She regularly treks through the miles and miles of wooded wonder in the Santa Cruz Mountains and takes every opportunity to stroll on the beach with her dog. When she’s not sampling Santa Cruz’s eclectic eateries or browsing the shelves of Bookshop Santa Cruz, Michelle is at home on her boat in the Santa Cruz Harbor watching the sea otters and seals swim in her back yard.

The travel bug bit Michelle a long time ago so whenever she gets the chance to head up to San Francisco for the weekend, spend a day in Big Sur or Monterey, or fly to Asia or Europe, she’s the first to pitch for gas or plane ticket. One of her favorite adventures remains going cross-country on an Amtrak train with her dad.

Michelle is a freelancer who writes for Capitola-based paper, The Mid-County Post, Patch.com, and several marketing companies. Her passion continues to be writing about the stories that make the Central Coast such a fantastic place to live and visit. 

Special Interests

Michelle knows a lot about:

  • History
  • Avocados
  • Public Transportation

Michelle's Special Recommendations

Michelle says "Don't leave Santa Cruz without watching the sunset from the UC Santa Cruz Campus!" You will never see a more boldly, beautifully colored twilight sky then from atop UCSC. The views from East Field or the UCSC ARC Center of the entire Monterey Bay are priceless. Couple that with the sinking sun, and you’ll have an evening you’ll never forget."

10Best Lists by Michelle Fitzsimmons

Celebrate Your Love:  Carmel

Carmel is a couple's paradise. With white-sand beaches, world class shopping and dining, and luxurious lodgings, this city by the sea is the perfect setting to fall in love all over again.