Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz might be known for its beautiful beaches and rich culture, but you haven’t truly experienced the area until you’ve visited the iconic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. With exciting rides, great food and live entertainment, spending a day or two at the Boardwalk should be in everyone’s travel itinerary!
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Open since 1907, the Santa Cruz Boardwalk is recognized as the best seaside park in the world. With the Boardwalk’s vibrant atmosphere, thrilling rides and National Historic Landmarks, it’s no surprise that it’s so popular! Here you’ll find food like deep-fried artichokes and chocolate covered bacon, along with indoor arcades, laser tag, mini golf and more. Admission is free and ride tickets can be purchased at an affordable price. Boardwalk hours vary throughout May, however the park will generally be open from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. starting in June.
From thrilling to family-friendly, the Santa Cruz Boardwalk has rides fit for any type of person. The Boardwalk offers 10 different thrill rides, with its most popular being the historic Giant Dipper Roller Coaster. Over 60 million visitors have taken a ride on this coaster since it was first opened in 1924! Your mini thrill-seekers can find fun on 11 different rides, including the Loof Carousel and Bouncin Buggies. Visitors can purchase an all-day ride wristband for $39.95, or a MyBoardwalk Card for $50-$100.
At the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, you’ll enjoy a lot more than just rides! The Casino Arcade is open daily and includes over 300 video games, laser tag, a shooting gallery and more. Neptune’s Kingdom includes an 18-hole mini golf course, pool tables, ping pong and plenty of food. Visitors can test their abilities in The Vault, a laser maze challenge, or Climb ‘n Conquer, a 26-foot rock climbing wall.
Stay at Hotel Solares
Looking for a hotel near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk? Spend a night or two at the beautiful Hotel Solares! Here are some reasons why you should choose Hotel Solares:
- You don’t have to leave your furry friends at home because Hotel Solares is a pet-friendly hotel
- It’s located minutes away from the Boardwalk
- There’s an ultra-relaxing pool & spa
If you’re visiting Santa Cruz, spending time at the Beach Boardwalk should be a must! As you enjoy all that it has to offer, don’t forget to book your stay at the beautiful Hotel Solares, located just minutes from the action.
WHERE TO STAY
Characterized by its bright yellow and blue hues, this pet-friendly hotel offers the best of Santa Cruz, located within walking distance of the iconic Boardwalk and downtown scene. 600 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. 831.458.9660