October is the perfect time of year for everyone to let out their inner craziness. You can dress in your favorite costumes and cover your house in spider webs and no one will say a thing. If Halloween is your favorite time of year or you just want to have some spooky fun, here are some great ways to celebrate Halloween in Santa Cruz.
- Almaden Community Center’s Harvest Festival. This fun festival will be held in San Jose on October 21st starting at11 am. It features a spooky, haunted hallway, a carnival, pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, Tiny Transylvania Town, and more.
- Halloween 40+ Singles Mixer. Have some fun with the Singles Supper Club with an incredible mixer and dance party at the Number One Broadway club in Los Gatos. The party will be held October 28th starting at 7 pm. Come in costume and make some new friends.
- Trick or Treat Downtown. Bring the kids downtown to Pacific Avenue and go door-to-door to all the local shops. Trick-or-treating will begin at 2:30 pm and end at 5:30 pm. Pacific Avenue will be closed to traffic during this time.
What are your favorite Halloween activities in the Santa Cruz area? Need a new ride for your Halloween travels? Come check out the all-electric Nissan LEAF® available at Santa Cruz Nissan.
Americans are becoming more and more interested in changing their habits to reduce their impact on the environment. This is part of why we’ve seen such a huge spike in electric and alternative fuel auto development, like the LEAF, Nissan’s all-electric car. Here are some ways to lower your carbon footprint and help the environment.
One great way to reduce your impact is to eat less meat. Livestock produces far more waste and harmful gases than crops, and farm animals consume much more than they produce, so lowering your consumption of meat, eggs, and dairy is a great way to preserve the earth.
You can also use more environmentally friendly household products like LED lightbulbs and energy efficient appliances, as well as using less water, using hot instead of cold water, and not running the air conditioning or heat when it’s not necessary. And buy things used as often as possible!
Of course, one of the best ways to make less of an impact on the environment is by driving vehicles with low or no emissions. Electric cars, hybrids, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, and other non-gas options like the Nissan LEAF put fewer ozone-unfriendly gases into the atmosphere, and as electric vehicles become more popular, it will have an exponential effect on the environment.
For more tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint or to schedule a test drive for the Nissan LEAF, give us a call today at Santa Cruz Nissan!
The all-electric Nissan LEAF made its debut in the United States in December of 2010. Since then, many Americans have realized the benefits of electric cars, most notably saving money on fuel. Now that the LEAF is more than five years old, it is in the process of getting a redesign.
A heavily-camouflaged LEAF was spotted recently in Germany and by the looks of things, the new model will have a more modern design that will take on the V-Motion styling present in much of the Nissan lineup. One of the most notable changes seen in the spy photos is the seemingly larger trunk area with a raised trunk line.
In addition to a new design inside and out, the next-generation Nissan LEAF is expected to incorporate a new 60 kWh battery pack. When fully charged, this should give it a driving range of at least 200 miles. The current range of the 2017 LEAF is an EPA-estimated 107 miles* with its 30 kWh lithium-ion battery.
The updated model is expected to make its official debut this September and go on sale by the end of the year as a 2018 model right here at Santa Cruz Nissan. Want to give electric driving a try before then? Come check out the current Nissan LEAF and take it out for a test drive.
*EPA estimate only. Actual driving range may vary.
The Nissan Midnight Edition spans a wide range of the 2017 Nissan lineup and features black wheels, mirrors, and more to create a vehicle that stands out on the road. Available on the Sentra SR, the Altima SR, the Maxima SR, the Rogue, the Murano, and the Pathfinder, Midnight Edition is available to every kind of driver.
Midnight Edition comes with black alloy wheels in various sizes across the lineup, from 17-inch on the Sentra and Rogue to 20-inch on the Murano and Pathfinder. In addition to the wheels and distinctive black outside mirrors, Midnight Edition comes with a black rear spoiler on most models.
The Altima SR also gets LED headlights and Remote Engine Start and Stop with Intelligent Climate Control, while the Maxima adds a black rear diffuser and all three SUV models get black splash guards. The Rogue and Pathfinder get chrome rear bumper protectors, while the Rogue and Murano are equipped with black roof rails. The Rogue and Pathfinder also add illuminated kick plates.
The Midnight Edition adds sleek design accents and advanced features to every model, so if you’re looking for a package that adds more than just aesthetics, get the Midnight Edition package on your new Nissan.
Since 1983, MotorWeek has been recognizing the best vehicles in the industry with its Drivers’ Choice Awards. Recently, at the Chicago Auto Show, the all-new Nissan Titan earned the Drivers’ Choice Best Pickup Truck award. This is the second year in a row the Titan has earned this award!
These awards are given out to a variety of segments, with each being chosen based on their performance, high-tech features, value, driving experience, and general practicality. In addition, MotorWeek bases its selections off of consumer buying trends and preferences.
MotorWeek Creator and Host John Davis reported, “…Nissan has managed to not just match its domestic and import brand competition in both ruggedness and comfort, but with the XD, fill a gaping market void between tradition Light and Heavy Duty models. Our follow-up award for 2017, however, takes notice that as the Titan lineup fills out, that there will soon be a formidable, powerful, new option for just about every big truck buyer.”
The all-new 2017 Nissan Titan arrives with a bold, new design along with more power and more capabilities. Powering the Titan is a new 5.6-liter Endurance V8 rated at 390 horsepower. Buyers can choose from among five trim levels: S, SV, PRO-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve.
Come check out the award-winning Nissan Titan at Santa Cruz Nissan today.