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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831 423 5590
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Ranked #8 of 33 attractions in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Historic Sites
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Traveler Description:  Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Fun in the Sun The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has been a popular destination for more than 100 years.  Boardwalk... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Pueblo, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed spending time at the boardwalk with friends and family. Some of our kids enjoyed the rides while others chose to spend their time in the arcade. We walked along the beach and put our feet in the water, it was very chilly that day. The rides were reasonably priced compared to other places we have been and there... More

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Hercules, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

So nice to go to a non- franchise amusement park. Great rides and games, great snacks, drinks. It's like stepping back in time a little because it has character. The beach and ocean are just a few steps off the boardwalk. The Big Dipper is a great old fashioned roller coaster. You don't have to worry about safety here. We... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed two days at the boardwalk. They range is things to do for young children, teens and adults was great. The staff were all nice and friendly. We had a great time and look forward to visiting again.

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Lincoln, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We arrived before the Boardwalk opened. It wasn't very crowded until about 5 pm. Luckily we got to ride all the rides we were interested in and then spent the evening time at the beach or browsing shops. We had a great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The Boardwalk was a prefect getaway for my lil family! It had rides for lil kids to adults and rides for the whole family. Mon-Tues they had tickets for a dollar And rides where 1 tickets which was a very good deal. And to top it off the beach was right there too! There was always something to do. It... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great value for family fun. Parking is tough Get there early and bring snacks to save. Keep children close it gets pretty crowded .

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17 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Lovely beach but the amusements and rides are pale if you've done any of the big parks. Wasn't many shops and not a lot going on in September probably better in the summer months or at the weekend but was glad only stopping the one nt. Reminded me of one of our seen better days UK beach towns such as... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

So first things first. Weekends in the summer are crazy. If you can make a weekday affair of it, DO IT! Especially during the summer. They have a wonderful program middle of June through middle of August for reduced rates on rides and food on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Less money, less traffic - just better. But if you love... More

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Provo, Utah, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I loved this place! It's truly an iconic place to go. If you like carnival rides, then this is a great place. Better yet, if you DON'T like carnival rides or can't go on them, you are only steps away from the beach as well as a pier. I would definitely recommend that you plan for playtime at the boardwalk,... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

they have just what you would expect - roller coaster, rides, lots of county fair type foods - you know - cotton candy, corn dogs ect. and carnival type games. And of course......a beach!

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