Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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Top 4% of attractions in San Jose
7 / 10

3 expert reviews
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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"Now as in 1907 when the amusement park first opened, the smell of cotton candy mixes with the salt air, the scene punctuated by the squeals of kids hanging upside down on carnival rides." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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"The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has been an Americana classic..the smell of cotton candy mixes with the salt air, the scene punctuated by the squeals of kids hanging upside down on carnival rides." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"The best plan is to buy a wristband for everyone in your party so you can enjoy unlimited rides all day long...and if you need a break from the lines or crowds, the beach is right there"