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About Santa Cruz Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park, located in Santa Cruz, California, offers more than 30 amusement park rides from roller coasters to kiddie rides, four arcades with both vintage machines and hundreds of modern video games, a game deck with games of skill, many food vendors, an electronic shooting gallery, indoor miniature golf and over 15 gift shops with everything from beachwear to sunglasses and jewelry. The Boardwalk is ideal for families with enough to keep you busy for an entire day and it’s directly on Santa Cruz Main Beach. Stay in one of the Santa Cruz beachfront hotels and enjoy the huge sandy beach, the Santa Cruz Wharf, and end your days with dinner at a restaurant with a view of the Pacific Ocean.

The Santa Cruz Boardwalk has a long and storied history dating back to 1907. The park was originally built as a way to attract visitors to the beach, and it quickly became a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

Over the years, the park has undergone several renovations and expansions, including the addition of the iconic Giant Dipper roller coaster in 1924. This wooden coaster is still in operation today and is considered a classic example of early 20th century roller coaster design.

Throughout the 20th century, the Santa Cruz Boardwalk Amusement Park continued to grow and evolve, adding new rides, attractions, and entertainment options to keep visitors coming back year after year. Today, the park boasts over 40 rides and attractions, including several roller coasters, a giant Ferris wheel, and a range of family-friendly and thrill rides.

Despite its long history, the Santa Cruz Boardwalk Amusement Park has remained a beloved and popular destination, drawing millions of visitors each year and providing a fun and exciting day out for people of all ages.

400 Beach St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-5590
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Santa Cruz, US
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