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A Complete Experience of Santa Cruz Boardwalk

A Complete Experience of Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Experience the vibrant heart of Santa Cruz at the iconic Boardwalk, where fun and excitement await at every turn. Nestled along the sun-kissed shores of California, the Santa Cruz Boardwalk offers a complete immersion into seaside charm, with thrilling rides, mouthwatering treats, and a lively atmosphere that captivates visitors of all ages. Join us as we embark on a journey through this beloved destination, where memories are made, and adventure is always on the horizon!

Boardwalk Games

A Complete Experience of Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Playing some engaging games is a great way to try your talents & luck and possibly win some prizes. Traditional favorites like bushel baskets and dime tosses, as well as regional favorites like bazooka and break-a-plate, can be enjoyed at the Boardwalk. Moreover, Boardwalk Santa Cruz is a family-friendly space offering amazing games for kids and adults such as laser tag or bowling, making it a fun-filled space to go.

Go for a Movie Screening on the Beach

A Complete Experience of Santa Cruz Boardwalk

A movie night at the beach sounds so romantic, doesn’t it? During summer there’s a scheduled movie night happening at the beach, as the Boardwalk conducts such movie nights every Friday, you can see a complete list of films that will be aired each week, their schedule can be accessed through their official website. It is suggested to come early as the show starts at 9 PM and get yourself some snacks, beverages, and blankets to stay cozy.

The Boardwalk Amusement Park

A Complete Experience of Santa Cruz Boardwalk

One of the best things to do in Santa Cruz Boardwalk is to take in some amazing views of the Monterey Bay coastline and go on fun-filled rides this park has to offer.

For an adrenaline boost, don't miss the rides like boardwalk racers, wave riders, and thrilling coasters. Enjoy family-friendly fun on games and rides such as the Loof Carousel, wooden roller coaster, Neptune’s Kingdom, Giant Dipper, Cliff Hanger, and Sky Glider. They're sure to excite both kids and adults alike!

Note: Whether you’re interested in just taking a casual stroll along the coastline or riding the thrilling rides, you need to buy a wristband.

Take a Tour of the Vineyard

A Complete Experience of Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Take a short drive from the Aptos’ Boardwalk to reach the Nicholson Vineyards Winery, which is known for serving delicious hand-crafted wines that are perfect to sip onto and relax while admiring the stunning Santa Cruz Mountainous scenery. The winery offers a lovely picnic area with big oak trees and lovely surroundings.

You may get to sip on some of the small-batch productions here, such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and other wines that are locally made and are available at the Nicholson Vineyard Winery.

Some Indoor Attractions along the Santa Cruz Boardwalk

A Complete Experience of Santa Cruz Boardwalk

At the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, there's something for everyone. Families can enjoy indoor attractions like the Boardwalk Bowl, Laser Maze, and Laser Tag. For thrill-seekers, they offer rides like Double Shot and Sky Glider. And if you're into spooky stuff, don't miss the Fright Walk!

The little ones will have a blast on rides like Speed Boats and Rugged Buggy, designed with their safety in mind.

After a day of excitement, unwind by joining the evening bonfires every Monday to Friday. It's the perfect way to end the day for couples or groups of up to 8 people. Plus, larger parties of up to 15 people can enjoy refreshments together.

Enjoy Snacking at the Boardwalk

A Complete Experience of Santa Cruz Boardwalk

At the Boardwalk, visitors can enjoy more than just the usual deep-fried treats like corn dogs. Seafood and Californian-style dishes, including garlic fries, are also available. If you have a sweet tooth, don't miss Santa Cruz Sno Cone to beat the summer heat or Marini's fudge for a delicious treat.

If you’re looking for some other snacking options, then the Boardwalk has a variety of cuisines to offer from Italian to Mexican, fresh seafood, and whatnot! Numerous restaurants are serving top-notch food to upscale the food scene of the Boardwalk including Picnic Basket.

Nearby Hotel to Stay

A Complete Experience of Santa Cruz Boardwalk

While planning a weekend getaway at the Boardwalk, you must book yourself a hotel to relax in, as there are many located nearby, some are just across the street or a short drive away, the following is the recommended one:

The Capri Motel near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is perfect for travelers seeking a cozy stay. Just a short walk from the Boardwalk, this 2-star motel offers free parking and is close to top attractions.
 

In conclusion, a trip to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk is a one-a-kind experience that encapsulates the allure of California’s coastal landscape and offers some fun-filled activities like exciting rides, historical landmarks, sunny beach views, movie screenings, and bustling nightlife, every time spent here has its special charm.

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