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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...more
We had an amazing, fun, and relaxing family time at the beach and boardwalk! The hotel was close within the boardwalk (Solares) and it was a breeze in terms of convenience, especially if you have kids!
Maybe because it was grey and overcast I didn’t appreciate this for what it is. Half of it was shut, and what was open seemed dated.
It’s a shame because I wanted to like it and had such high hopes when I arrived here. As...More
It's a great spot, can walk to the boardwalk, and we parked very close to our room. Very quiet area, very quiet at night... Could not even hear neighbors. Our only problem was it was a double bed, and it was tight for 2 persons....More
I haven't been to the Boardwalk since I was a teenager, it was just as much fun as I remembered. Great rides, fried treats (CORNDOGS!) and a very decent beach. The Pirate Themed Arcade is sure to be a hit with the younger travelers. So...More
The Santa Cruz beach is very nice. The sand gently slopes into the ocean. The ocean was calm the morning we went for a walk without any wind. We were looking for shells but there were very few. We got lucking and found an unbroken...More
Yes, you can purchase your all day pass the day of at any of the ticket booths. They also have a “boardwalk credit card” that you can load and then swipe for each ride you want to go on. When I visit, I usually load $30 on... More
Yes, you can purchase your all day pass the day of at any of the ticket booths. They also have a “boardwalk credit card” that you can load and then swipe for each ride you want to go on. When I visit, I usually load $30 on the Boardwalk Card (they have them at the ticket booths) and then when it runs out and if I want to ride a ride that “costs more” than what I have left on my card, I just go to any ticket booth and load the amount that I need.