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Neptune's Kingdom A center of fun and excitement Neptune's Kingdom is great for children and the young at heart. The entertainment complex is complete with an arcade, pool tables, foosball, air hockey, miniature golf and more. Visitors will also find food and beer readily available.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk The Santa Cruz Beach is complete with a fascinating boardwalk that stretches for a mile and is filled with excitement for all ages. The area offers 30 rides for people of all ages, including a 1911 carousel and a roller coaster that has been thrilling people since 1924. Enjoy live music, an amusement center with miniature golfing, arcades and more, and a wide selection of boardwalk eateries. The park is open year-round.

Santa Cruz City Museum - Visitors to the Santa Cruz Museum will be able to tour and learn more about all that Santa Cruz has to offer. Stroll through many exhibits on a variety of topics including; the woodlands, the rich marine environment, the open grasslands and more.

Santa Cruz Beaches

Seabright/Castle Beach - The uniqueness of Seabright/Castle Beach is what draws a diverse crowd of locals to the long sandy beach that stretches from the Boardwalk all the way to Santa Cruz Harbor. The beach is open daily until 10 pm and makes fire rings available to visitors.

Santa Cruz Harbor Beach - Santa Cruz Harbor Beach is located right next to the magnificent Santa Cruz Harbor. The sandy beach offers volleyball, sun bathing and other fun-filled beach activities. Visitors can easily walk to the many restaurants and shops in the area.

Cowell Beach - Cowell Beach is a sun haven offering excellent sun bathing and beach day activities. Watch or take on a game of volleyball, build sand castles or body board. Perfect for sunrise or sunset strolls the sandy beach is easily accessible and open daily.

Santa Cruz Restaurants and Bars

Santa Cruz Restaurants

Crow's Nest - Crow's Nest is an award-winning restaurant that offers diners gorgeous views of Monterey Bay. The restaurant specializes in California cuisine and features superior fresh seafood, pasta and aged beef dishes. Try one of their exceptional daily specials. Guests can also enjoy live music and cocktails.

Blacks Beach Cafe - The fun and relaxed cafe is one of the finest that one can find in the entire region. The menu offers a wide selection of fresh leafy salads, fresh seafood dishes, tasty vegetarian dishes and many specialty items. Blacks Beach Cafe offers dishes that even the most discriminating of pallets will enjoy.

Casablanca Restaurant - Another award-winning restaurant in the area is Casablanca Restaurant. Popular with the locals the restaurant features gourmet continental cuisine with a contemporary flair. Try one of the fresh seafood dishes, the house specialty. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine list with over 250 different wine selections.

Santa Cruz children's activities

Neptune's Kingdom A center of fun and excitement Neptune's Kingdom is great for children and the young at heart. The entertainment complex is complete with an arcade, pool tables, foosball, air hockey, miniature golf and more. Visitors will also find food and beer readily available.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk The Santa Cruz Beach is complete with a fascinating boardwalk that stretches for a mile and is filled with excitement for all ages. The area offers 30 rides for people of all ages, including a 1911 carousel and a roller coaster that has been thrilling people since 1924. Enjoy live music, an amusement center with miniature golfing, arcades and more, and a wide selection of boardwalk eateries. The park is open year-round.

Santa Cruz City Museum - Visitors to the Santa Cruz Museum will be able to tour and learn more about all that Santa Cruz has to offer. Stroll through many exhibits on a variety of topics including; the woodlands, the rich marine environment, the open grasslands and more.

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