Ah, the Boardwalk. Who on this Earth could deny an afternoon or evening of thrilling rides, carnival games and amazing food? Not to mention the awesome view and location, next to the Municipal Wharf and close to the Boardwalk Bowl. Long-time Boardwalk favorites include the World-Famous Giant Dipper, Santa Cruz's largest video arcade (with games both new and old), and the best darned Philly Cheese Steak on the West Coast. A sure bet for fun, whether you're bringing the whole family or a hot date. This century-old attraction is quite possibly the No.1 reason to visit Santa Cruz.