Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Photo credit: Tiffany Kwong
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a classic seaside amusement park located along a beautiful sandy beach in a friendly beach town.
The Boardwalk features more than 34 rides and attractions including two National Historic Landmarks: the world-famous 1924 Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster and the beautiful 1911 Looff Carousel, plus many scream-inducing thrill rides, gentle kiddie rides, casual restaurants, gift shops, games, indoor arcades, and miniature golf.
Santa Cruz weather is generally mild, but it can be cool in the mornings and evenings. It is recommended to wear layers of clothing including a warm sweatshirt or jacket. Additional suggestions for a comfortable day at the Boardwalk include a hat, bathing suit, beach towel, camera, sunscreen, and sunglasses.