When it comes to family fun in Santa Cruz there’s no shortage of choices. Thrill seekers can ride zip lines through the forest with Mount Hermon Adventures
or make their stomach drop on the Giant Dipper at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
. Those looking for less of an adrenaline rush can explore the shorelines of countless picturesque beaches, hike through redwood forests, and then take the kids out for ice cream
. If you’re looking for family-friendly outings that are both entertaining and educational, however, these five local landmarks won’t disappoint.