Summer Guide to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Summer Guide to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Santa Cruz is home to a century-old oceanfront boardwalk filled with endless activities to make the most of your family's summer vacation. Walk along the boardwalk, enjoy tasty treats and experience the best of the California Coast beneath the shining sun. 

Thrilling Entertainment

Whether you want to catch some rays or get inside to beat the heat, you can enjoy endless vacation activities at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. The area is usually packed with events in the summer, from electrifying live music to relaxing movie nights on the beach. There are endless summer activities on the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, including mini golf, bowling, arcade games and laser tag — memories just waiting to be made! 

Exhilarating Rides 

Get your blood pumping on one of the many rides at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Whether you want to feel the wind blowing through your hair on the historic Giant Dipper or feel the cool spray of water on Logger's Revenge, there's bound to be a ride that fits your preferences. This seaside park has more than 40 rides you can enjoy, from high-flying thrill inducers to leisurely family rides your kids will love! 

Delicious Eats 

A day on the boardwalk wouldn't be complete without splurging for some tasty food. The boardwalk is home to countless restaurants and eateries, providing endless snacks, desserts, drinks and full meals that will leave your taste buds wanting more. From cheeseburgers, corn dogs and turkey legs to crepes, rice bowls and tacos, there is a food option for everyone. 

Grab a quick pizza slice at Pizza Now! or head to the Seaside Fish & Chowder for a sit-down meal of fish and chips, shrimp and calamari with the ocean in the background. You can also treat your family to ice cream or a smoothie to cool off from the sun. For those over 21, the area is full of places to enjoy an ice-cold beer or cocktail, including the World Grill and Beer Garden or Brews at the Beach. 

Book Your Stay Near the Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA Holiday is the place to be if you want to take advantage of all the fun things to do at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk this summer. We offer a unique oceanfront camping experience, putting you in a pristine location to stick your toes in the sand and soak up the golden coast sunlight. Our campground provides convenient amenities and exciting recreational activities to keep your family recharged and entertained between days full of exploration.

If you're ready to plan the summer adventure you've been dreaming about, reserve your campsite today! 

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