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School Groups

We are delighted to welcome guests back. Celebrate the school year at the beach with your group of 15+.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with ocean in the background

Ride Wristband

Enjoy rides all day long!


  • See calendar for ride hours.
  • Reservations are required. Walk-up groups will not be accommodated.
Kids playing in casino arcade

MyBoardwalk Card

Add to the fun with a convenient, reusable card for arcade games, midway games, and attractions!

$8 for a 10 point card
$24 for a 30 point card

  • Perfect for days that the park rides are closed, or in addition to a Ride Wristband.
Burgers, fries, chicken and other food on a table

Discount Food Packages

Hungry for a deal? Save by purchasing in advance!

$12.60 for $14 of Boardwalk Bucks.

  • Boardwalk Bucks come in $2 increments. Valid at all food outlets. No change is given.
  • Purchase of Ride Wristbands or MyBoardwalk Cards is required for purchase of discount food packages.

General Information for Groups

  • Enhanced Covid-19 Health and Safety guidelines
  • Please check calendar for ride hours. Hours and operating days are limited.
  • Cashless Payments – Most food locations accept cashless payment only, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay. MyBoardwalk Cards are accepted at Barbary Coast, Surf City Grill and Cruzin’ Crêpes (paid value only). Boardwalk Bucks are accepted at all food locations.
  • Do not come to the park if anyone in your group feels sick, has any COVID-19-like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, night sweats, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tiredness, muscle or body aches, headaches, confusion, or loss of sense of taste/smell).
  • If you have follow-up questions, please email

History at the beach…a little piece of Americana!

Take a step back in time with this self-guided history lesson highlighting 100+ years of Boardwalk and California history.

Download History Tour Activity Workbook
Download Historic Boardwalk Walking Tour

Historical Natatorium Exterior beach-side photo

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