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“Best roller coaster” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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$900.00*
and up
San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley Private Tour
Ranked #3 of 80 things to do in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a classic seaside amusement park. The admission-free attraction features thrill rides like the famous Giant Dipper roller coaster, kiddie rides, games, shops, food, and year-round indoor activities. Admission is free. Ride tickets may be purchased per ride, per day, or per season. Free summer entertainment includes Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach.
Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Best roller coaster”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

I have been riding the Giant Dipper for 45 years. It's the best. Things have changed since the last time I was there. Some things don't change ---go early o get a parking spot. They had a sand soccer tournament going on. We had never seen sand soccer before. Lots of food, rides and sand.- some shopping. Not a good place to find Gluten free.

Visited June 2013
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Colorado Springs, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Family Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

We spent a couple of days visiting the boardwalk. It was especially nice that we could visit the beach in between walking the boardwalk. The rides are typical and expensive, just like any amusement park. Parking was $12.

Visited June 2013
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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“California Dream Girls 2013”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

Bands on the Beach! Fantastic!!!!!!! Seal watching, original boardwalk, "Lost Boys" Railroad Bridge filming location! It has it all :0)

Visited June 2013
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Sachse, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Good beach with great views!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

The beach was great and the views were even better. The town was nice and clean. We went there in December and the town was very quiet in the afternoon. We saw the surfers in the cold ocean. We like to go back in Summer next time.

Visited December 2012
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VANCOUVER
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Street people and drug addicts everywhere”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Went to Santa Cruz to enjoy a small beach side town. Did not expect street people and drug addicts everywhere. Our hotel person warned us to stay away from the park after dark. Our kids are 12-14 and they know drug addicts as we live in Vancouver and have more than our fair share downtown. We did not expect them everywhere.

Kids did not want to go out and walk at night.

We will not return.

Visited February 2013
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