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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5416
+1 831-423-5590
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US$399.00*
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Monterey Bay Coastal Day Trip from San Francisco with Driver and Transportation
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“roller coaster” (208 reviews)
“giant dipper” (155 reviews)
“amusement park” (213 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5416
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+1 831-423-5590
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"roller coaster"
in 208 reviews
"giant dipper"
in 155 reviews
"amusement park"
in 213 reviews
"mini golf"
in 78 reviews
"season pass"
in 37 reviews
"corn dogs"
in 69 reviews
"arcade games"
in 62 reviews
"cotton candy"
in 60 reviews
"junk food"
in 49 reviews
"haunted house"
in 28 reviews
"carnival food"
in 28 reviews
"funnel cake"
in 39 reviews
"free concerts"
in 37 reviews
"all ages"
in 160 reviews
"laser tag"
in 32 reviews
"bumper cars"
in 36 reviews
"unlimited rides"
in 34 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

There was so much food and so many things to do, we have 1 6 year old, 1 82 year old and 2 50+ people in our party and we all managed to find rides and food to please everyone. $40 for a day pass...More

Thank menkiedog
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There were lots of rides and attractions, some yummy food and great views everywhere you look. We only rode the Skyway Tram thing, and it was really cool. If you love games, rides, ocean views and junk food - this is the place for you!

Thank ChicagoVixen
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed our day at the boardwalk and loved the sea air, the views, and the rides. The food was overpriced and there were not many healthy options.

Thank KatieW86_13
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in en-route from San Francisco to Monterey. Unexpected highlight BUT very expensive and the queues were very long. Lovely views though and the layout and colours are very picturesque.

Thank Natalie K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An unexpectedly fun time. We had an amazing time here, discovering all this place has to offer. I was concerned this place would be mainly catered to kids, but it had something to offer for all ages. just be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen!...More

2  Thank CYNTHIA B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spend two days nearby. Amusement park interesting , wall to wall screaming kids and adults, long lines for rides, I thought a bit overpriced. 7.00 for large roller coaster. Still we had a good time, glutenfree items far from common but we found some. Beach...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An unexpectedly fun time. My girlfriend and I had an amazing time here, discovering all this place has to offer. I was concerned this place would be mainly catered to kids, but it had something to offer for all ages. Even had my first caramel...More

Thank Kerry R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family of 3 drove down from Seattle to Santa Cruz during the 2nd week of April. It was our spring break week, which seemed to be 1 month after most spring breaks here in Calif. The weather was perfect at a sunny 74 degs...More

Thank cohoman
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rides for all ages, fun galore, good family fun, try Groupon for reduced tix though to ease the cost! Food was pretty yummy too and right in the beach for a change of pace/activity

Thank Katharine E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical fun fair attractions with the bonus of being on a gorgeous sandy beach! Had a great time with friends and family, lots of choices of rides and food and fun. For me, the benefit of being able to retreat with all to the beach...More

Thank AreWeThereYetMama
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hil217
25 March 2018|
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Response from Rebecca B | Reviewed this property |
The break even point for a band versus individual tickets was really low (i want to say 6 rides or so). We were even given 1 free annual pass for 2018 with our band purchase. I would advise to check the times and open days... More
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SusieB87
13 March 2018|
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Response from josephhS1183YJ | Reviewed this property |
Same price but check the Groupon app like the previous person answer. Sometimes they have weekday specials with Pepsi soda cans that give discounted prices for unlimited rides.
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SusieB87
13 March 2018|
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Response from dandksmommy | Reviewed this property |
Besides Costco you can get really great deals through AAA if you are a member. If not, try your auto insurance provider.
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