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May 31, 2017

Free Movies + Concerts on the Beach this Summer

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A 30th anniversary screening of The Lost Boys kicks off the summer fun at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
 
While hot new rides and frozen treats fill summer days at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Evening movies and concerts enliven Main Beach with free performances by bands such as Los Lobos and Quiet Riot, and outdoor screenings of classic movies including Grease and Ghostbusters. Plus, this year marks the 30th anniversary of The Lost Boys, the classic teen vamp flick filmed in Santa Cruz, and we’re celebrating with a special screening, free movie location map, and an Instagram contest (thru June 14th).

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May 30, 2017

The Lost Boys Celebrates 30 Years!

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As the 30th anniversary of The Lost Boys approaches, Visit Santa Cruz County is bringing a little nostalgia to the beach this summer. A new locations map outlines where key scenes were filmed some three decades ago, enabling fans of the cult classic movie to relive their teenage vampire fantasies (in a family-friendly way) while experiencing Santa Cruz County with a new perspective.

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May 30, 2017

My Memorial Day Weekend In Santa Cruz

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Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day Weekend! There were some great beach days, lots of fun events, the Boardwalk season kick-off, and lots of sun! Check out a few highlights from this long weekend and be sure to tag us in your Santa Cruz County photos by using #VisitSantaCruz and #MyWeekendInSantaCruz.

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May 25, 2017

Summer Fun at the Beach Boardwalk

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For us, seasonal pairings are a given: fall and pumpkins, winter and snowmen, spring and wildflowers, and summer and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Right now, kids are measuring themselves to see if they’re finally tall enough to ride the Giant Dipper roller coaster, and adults are budgeting dietary allowances for the promise of corn dogs and funnel cakes. The Boardwalk did some prepping for the new season, too, with a whopping $14 million worth of new rides, updated attractions, and cool enhancements. Here’s a peek of what new fun the Boardwalk has in store for 2017.

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May 21, 2017

Cooling Off at the Water with #MyWeekendInSantaCruz

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Warm weather had everyone running to the water this weekend! Of course we've got some incredible beach views to check out, but there's a whole lot more! See some of the weekend’s most popular places to beat the heat in Santa Cruz County.

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