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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is an oceanfront amusement park in Santa Cruz, California. Founded in 1907, it is California's oldest surviving … See more


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Sep 3, 2020
This is a picturesque harbor for small boats. At the entrance to the harbor is the scenic Walton Lighhouse located on the west side. As a tourist destination, it also has several restaurants facing… Full review by Michael K
May 16, 2020
We went to Santa Cruz Harbor. This is a fun place to go by the Pacific Ocean. Many were out going to their boats on this warm spring day in May. We tried to order food for take out - but alas st… Full review by mini
Dec 26, 2019
We often visit Santa Cruz Harbor. This time we had lunch at the Crow's Nest. They have a parking lot (for a small fee) by the restaurant. There are many small craft in Santa Cruz Harbor. There are … Full review by mini


Favorite Among Both Locals and Visitors
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a mile-long boardwalk and amusement park just south of central Santa Cruz. Operating for more than a century, the boardwalk boasts a plethora of rides, two of which – the Giant Dipper and the Looff Carousel – are National Historic Landmarks. The boardwalk also touts a bevy of carnival fare, including corn dogs, deep-fried artichokes and deep-fried Twinkies. You'll also find an arcade, a two-story miniature golf course and a laser tag arena, among other attractions. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a favorite among both locals and visitors, who comment on its old-timey charm and Americana appeal. Some travelers recommend visiting on Friday nights in the summertime when the boardwalk hosts two free concerts at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Others appreciated the ample parking across the street. The rides at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are open seven days a week, from April to August; they're usually open on weekends during the fall and winter months. Although the rides close at various times, they usually begin operation at 11 a.m. Admission to the boardwalk is free, but its rides and attractions will cost you. For instance, mini-golf costs $6 per round and bowling costs $5. An all-inclusive day pass that covers all rides and attractions costs $42.95 if purchased online. You can also purchase an all-day ride wristband for $36.95. If you're planning to park at the boardwalk, you can expect to pay between $10 and $15 per vehicle. You can also take a free shuttle from the Government Center on Ocean Street directly to the boardwalk; parking at the center costs $10. The boardwalk is located right along the water on Beach Street. For more information, check out the boardwalk's website.

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