March 24 - March 25 & October 5-6, 2018- Girl Scout Overnight includes FREE play in the Casino Arcade.

March 24 - March 25 & October 12-14, 2018 - Boy Scout Overnight includes FREE play in the Casino Arcade.

May 19, 2018 - Annual Deaf Fest. On this day, deaf guests are offered a special package that includes an all-day wristband, t-shirt, entry to the comedy show and free arcade games for $39.95.

June 15 - August 31, 2018 - FREE Friday night bands on the beach.  Two FREE shows each Friday.

June 20 - August 15, 2018 - Movies on the beach on Wednesdays. Admission is FREE! 

November 1 - December 31, 2018 -Strike Out Hunger. Bring a can of food and bowl for FREE.

Parking and wristbands are cheaper thru the winter months.

Discount Santa Cruz Boardwalk military tickets are available thru military travel departments.

On the official website, under coupons and discounts, you will see Boardwalk Super Savings. These specials change every so often.  

Get cheap tickets with a AAA discount for Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. You can check at your local AAA for details.

Costco members receive a discount of two all day ride wrist bands and also entry into two attractions for $39.99.


Sign up at their official website for their Big Kahuna newsletter to receive coupons and discounts, as well as to be alerted to any special events and promotions going on.

Local newspapers and fliers sometimes print ads and coupons for Santa Cruz Boardwalk.

The park has both a Facebook and Twitter page.  On these websites, they show their latest news and Santa Cruz Boardwalk deals.

Hotels in the local area often offer Santa Cruz Boardwalk hotel packages.

A My Boardwalk Card is FREE, rechargeable and offer Bonus Credit with use.

Group discounts are available with a reservation.

If you plan on visiting Santa Cruz Boardwalk more than a couple times a year, you should look into purchasing the season pass.  This pass offers you unlimited rides all season long as well as a coupon and discount book.

Santa Cruz Boardwalk coupons, discounts, specials and deals are usually for a limited time and may change frequently.

Santa Cruz Boardwalk Information

Address: 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, California 95060

Phone:  1-831-423-5590


About Santa Cruz Boardwalk

This Santa Cruz Boardwalk opened in 1907, making it the oldest surviving amusement park in California. Santa Cruz Boardwalk is recognized for its awesome rides, family atmosphere, remarkable history and amazing beach view making it known as the best seaside amusement park in the world. The 1924 Giant Dipper is one of America’s top wooden roller coasters, and is also a national historic landmark.  

Of course, that is not the only thrill that this California attraction has to offer. UNDERTOW is Northern California’s first and only spinning roller coaster, as well as six other thrill rides. There is plenty of amusement park staples for families to enjoy together like the Ferris wheel, Pirate Ship, a Free-fall ride and a log flume coaster called Loggers Revenge.  

There are also unique rides for families such as glow in the dark Bumper Cars called the Space Race, a high voltage teacup ride called Tornado, and the Cave train, an underground glow in the dark adventure featuring the original 1960's cast of characters. There are 9 rides with the little ones in mind such as Looff Carousel, Speed Boats and Jet Copters.  

The arcade at Santa Cruz Boardwalk has a wide range of games from the newest video and redemption games to their vintage game collection, making it the largest selection of arcade games in northern California. Also at Santa Cruz Boardwalk is a two story miniaturegolf course and a huge laser tag arena.

Since its free to get into the Boardwalk, many people visit just for the outstanding food, the corndogs made from a special family recipe and many other new fair style foods to choose from such as chocolate covered bacon and deep-fried Twinkies.

Santa Cruz Boardwalk Details

The amusement park is open most of the year.  During the winter months, it is open mainly on weekends with a few exceptions.   It is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Hours for the boardwalk change seasonally. The longest hours are in the summer and on weekends.

It is FREE to get into the park.  However, you pay per ride.

You have the option to pay per ride or purchase an all-day unlimited ride wrist band; there are several options to choose from to fit your budget.  Individual tickets range from $3.00 - $6.00 per ride, if you only plan to ride a few rides, paying per ride is the way to go.  

If you plan on riding between 6 and 9 rides then the all-day wrist band is a better choice. This band is $39.95 and offers unlimited rides and free entry into two other attractions such as Laser Tag and Mini-Golf.  You also have the option to purchase a strip of 50 tickets to split between your family, which is good for 10-15 rides, depending on your choices.  

Parking is $12 for cars and $30 for RVs.


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