The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is an oceanfront amusement park in Santa Cruz, California. Founded in 1907, it is California's oldest surviving amusement park and one of the few seaside parks on the West Coast of the United States.OverviewThe Boardwalk extends along the coast of the Monterey Bay, from just east of the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf to the mouth of the San Lorenzo River. At the western edge of the park lies a large building originally known as The Plunge, Now Neptune's Kingdom, which contains a video arcade, and indoor miniature golf course. Next to this is The Casino Fun Center which includes a laser tag arena and next to that (To the Right) is The Cocoanut Grove banquet room and conference center. A Laffing Sal automated character, from San Francisco's Playland, is viewable near the miniature golf course.East of the Casino, the boardwalk portion of the park stretches along a wide, sandy beach visitors can access easily from the park. The eastern end of the boardwalk is dominated by the Giant Dipper roller coaster, one of the best-known wooden coasters in the world and one of the most visible landmarks in Santa Cruz. The Dipper and the Looff Carousel, which still contains its original 342-pipe organ built in 1894, are both on the US National Register of Historic Places. They were, together, declared to be a National Historic Landmark in 1987 and the park is California Historical Landmark number 983.
Welcome to the page! If you have ever lived in Santa cruz county you have probably seen the beautiful draft horses pulling hay wagons out at Wilder Ranch or the white carriage during the holiday season.
Meet the horses that make up the Santa Cruz Carriage Company and Draft Horses For Hire.
Randy Clayton has been working with his horses since 1989--gearing them up for eco-friendly logging or dressing them up to carry a bride to her wedding in a horse-drawn carriage.
Teachers and home schoolers bring students to Wilder Ranch for a unique historical experience complete with horse-drawn wagon ride. Kids meet our horses and have an old-fashioned farm day.
IS THE ORIGINAL ONLINE RESOURCE FOR SANTA CRUZ PARENTS AND SANTA CRUZ KIDS!
Founded in the year 2000, our web site continues to help families who are
new to Santa Cruz, visiting Santa Cruz
and local families who want to see ONLY family-friendly events on the calendar!
We personally post all of our calendar listings, AND our calendar looks like a CALENDAR!
TIRED of scrolling down those LONG LISTS to find the event you're looking for?
You probably won't see events on our calendar that aren't appropriate for your children.
You probably WILL be able to navigate our web site to find whatever you want right away!
We were started in Santa Cruz, are locally run, locally designed and operated. We are NOT a FRANCHISE!
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Official Facebook Page. Please share your comments, photos and videos of your experiences here at the park!
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk features both modern and classic thrill rides, restaurants, miniature golf, video game arcades, and family bowling, all located on a mile of sandy beach. The admission-free Boardwalk offers affordable ticket options and free summer entertainment. A truly unique California experience!