S.F. Bay Area — California
Fun & Sun in Northern California
The Santa Cruz Beach, Boardwalk and Amusement
Park is considered one of the best places for fun and sun
in Northern California.
Visitors and locals alike come to Santa Cruz
to enjoy its beautiful sandy beaches and to ride its world-famous
— built in 1924, it's a National Historic Landmark. Santa
offers a variety of thrilling rides and fun attractions.
Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach
During Summer months, FREE Friday Night
Bands on the Beach is a big draw for locals and tourists alike — you can't beat a concert on the beach.
Feast on Corndogs, Cotton Candy and all your favorite beach and
amusement park foods. Enjoy two free shows each Friday at 6:30pm and 8:30pm on the Beach Bandstand.
Santa Cruz Coastside is located on the north-side
of Monterey Bay nestled between Half Moon Bay and Monterey.
Heading south from Santa Cruz along the Pacific
Coast Highway (Hwy 1), enjoy spectacular
Monterey Bay scenery, with rolling hills on the left,
and panoramic Pacific Ocean views on
FUN Outdoor Recreational Activities
In addition to its famous Beach
and Boardwalk, Santa Cruz offers a variety of fun outdoor recreational
activities and watersports, including Golf, Tennis, Biking, Surfing,
Swimming, Hiking, Diving, Deep-Sea
Dining & Shopping
Santa Cruz also
has fun restaurants and cafes, boutique shops, antique stores and
Boardwalk Amusement Park Rides
Boardwalk Amusement Park Rides, Games & Attractions
Santa Cruz & Capitola Restaurants
Time — Book a Santa Cruz or Capitola Restaurant Reservation
Relaxing Weekend Getaway
Close to San Francisco, the S.F. Peninsula
and the South Bay, Santa Cruz is a popular retreat for both business
Hotels and Lodging
Fun Annual Events
Ducky Derby & Carnival
Ducky Derby & Carnival takes place every year at Harvey West Park, Friendship Gardens,
Santa Cruz. Fun event for the whole family — watch as your "adopted" yellow
rubber duck makes its way down a 75-ft waterway. Fun Prizes — gift
certificates, getaways and more. Live entertainment and food.
Free admission. 10:30am-3:30pm. 831-479-4070
Annual Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival
The Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival is held annually (around Springtime) and features more than 150 of the world's best paddle-powered surfers (including new stand-up paddling). Free to spectators — get great views on the cliff top park that overlooks the contest. Event also includes food booths, music and play-by-play contest coverage.
Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
Santa Cruz Boardwalk Amusement
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