An August 2002 trip
to Santa Cruz by thalakola
Quote: Imagine walking down the beach on beautiful sand, taking a dip in the ocean, lying down in the sun in the morning and then playing golf and going on a roller coaster ride in the afternoon. This isn't a dream. Welcome to santacruz, where you can do this and more.
Besides the rides, there are indoor attractions - Neptune's Kingdom, Sector 7, Casino Fun Center and Surf Bowl for bowling. I enjoyed playing the two-story miniature golf course in Neptune's Kingdom. Casino Fun Center has more than 100 video games. The only one I enjoyed was shooting against objects with a rifle. Sector 7 has laser tag game for those who like high-energy hide-and-seek. Also alongside the entire boardwalk, there are game booths. I played some hoops and shooting games and won a small stuffed animal.
However, the one that I enjoyed the most is the walk on the beach. I went there at 10 AM and there weren’t that many people. Around noon, there were lots of sun worshippers on the beach. I saw a mom and 3 or 4 year old kid playing in the water, lots of kids trying to get into the water, few kids learning to surf on their new surf boards, some building sand castles, a mom and daughter sleeping on the beach, two elderly women with about 6 teen girls who just arrived on the beach and lots of people walking on the waters edge.
I also could see small fishing boats near the Santa Cruz wharf. On the wharf, there are several good seafood restaurants and this is where they hold art, food and wine festivals.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 16, 2002
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach Street
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Mountain View, California