The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is the red ‘60s chevy convertible of amusement parks — it’s vintage, cool, stylish, colorful.
It’s great for a date, family, or friends. It looks good right by the ocean, and it still runs great.
There’s only one real difference: the Boardwalk opened way before those convertibles came out. It was founded in 1907, making it the oldest amusement park operating in California today. As it was then, admission remains free today, and attractions are comparatively affordable.