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“You must ride the Big Dipper” 3 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.
Exeter, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“You must ride the Big Dipper”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

A good way to spend a few hours on the boardwalk. The giant dipper is a great ride and the 5th oldest in the world. Closed quite early which meant we had to rush the rides in the end.

Visited April 2014
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Ceres, California
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“Santa Cruz”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

The boardwalk has been around along time and everything is the same. Brings back old memories and the big dipper rollercoaster is a must. The shops are great and the indoor putt-putt golf is fun.

Visited April 2014
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San Francisco, California
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“Great weather means an Excellent Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

The weather was great on Saturday, 4/26. This made all the rides, games and food stands very enjoyable.

Visited April 2014
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New York City, New York
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126 reviews
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“Good for a family outing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

The rides are fun but not overwhelming for younger kids. If you get dizzy easily, many of the staple spinning rides are not for you. The wooden roller coaster is iconic and historical - do not miss it. There a steel rail style ride (Undertow) which is thriliing but not sickening. The skyride is so slow that you could walk roundtrip for one wait. My son and I had a great day, topped off by Icee and soft serve ice cream.

Visited April 2014
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Fremont, California
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“24 Hours of Downtime!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

Downtime. Friends. Smells. Beach. Sunshine. Games. Good Food. No pressure, just relaxation!! Hot Chocolate & Ice Cream in the same day.....what is not to like?!

Visited March 2014
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