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“Good Luck Finding A Parking!”

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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9-Hour Chauffeured Monterey Bay Coast Tour from San Francisco
Ranked #2 of 83 things to do in Santa Cruz
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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.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Good Luck Finding A Parking!”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

We were there July/August this year and the time we went were a lot of people. It took us almost an hour to find a parking spot due to heavy, bumper to bumper traffic. There's no entrance fee except for parking in attended parking lot. It has both indoor and outdoor entertainment for the whole family. The price on snacks/food are not as high compare to a big named theme park. There are variety of food to choose from and rides for children. You could also walk into the beach since it is just across from the boardwalk. It got chilly in the late afternoon and a light sweater will be helpful.

Visited July 2013
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Sacramento, California
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“Lots of fun for the kids!”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

I have not been to the Boardwalk for over 20 years and this place is still a great place for kids. The ride bracelet is a great value and compared to other parks. There is plenty of food to select from. Staff are very friendly at each ride. We went Sept ’13 and there was not over a 2-3 minute wait for every ride. Great Place!

Visited September 2013
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Sacramento, California
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72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Pretty! We spent more time on the beach than in the boardwalk.”
Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Nice beach. Pretty clean restrooms. We spent way more time on the beach playing in the waves and the sand than on the rides. They have it set up very nice to enjoy an entire day here.

Visited August 2013
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Fun on Boardwalk”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

This was good fun. A great little funfair with a surprising number of rides.

I would recommended going in the evening when it all lights up. The old roller coaster was great fun and the line went quickly.

Rides rae only $1 each on Monday and Tuesday which probably makes it much more busy but very good value. Normally rides are about $4.

Very clean amenities.

Visited August 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Nice walk”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

The famous big dipper and carousel are well worth a ride. The boardwalk itself gets pretty crowded at the weekend and it can be difficult to get on the rides etc. The beach itself was clean and the sand very deep and white.

Visited September 2013
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