No summer is complete without spending a day at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Come enjoy the sun, sand, sights and sounds. This old-school boardwalk harkens back to an earlier era of lazy leisure and family-friendly amusement. The park features a carousel, dozens of rides, test-your-skill challenges, laser tag, an indoor video game and pinball arcade and the requisite cotton candy, hot dog and lemonade stands. Take a stroll down the pier and enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants. The day is yours to enjoy at your leisure.