Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area
314 Riverside Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 471-9999
Fax: (831) 429-5000
Bing, ring, and beep are common sounds here at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the West Coast's seaside amusement park. It is a video gamers heaven and where quarters come to rest. You will find hundreds of video games and pinball machines that feature new and classic games, fortune telling machines, and an adjoining laser tag arena. Do not forget to try out the Cobra, a high-tech virtual reality game. Open everyday at 11a.
This 26-lane bowling alley formerly known as the Surf Bowl just off the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, is an entertainment arena popular with locals, tourists, and bowling leagues. The facilities are equipped with automatic scoring and contemporary equipment. Many enjoy karaoke nights, private parties, the Surf Bowl Cafe, and a video game arcade. For more details like pricing information, check website.
The Kaiser Permanente Arena opened in 2012 and is the base of Santa Cruz Warriors, UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs and Santa Cruz Derby Girls. This indoor basketball stadium features two concession stands, a locker room, bleacher seats and flexible seating. It is also available for meetings, trade shows and other events.
Motion Pacific is a dance training institute, located on Front Street in Downtown Santa Cruz. The well-maintained facility offers many diverse dance classes for adults as well as children. The dance genres which Motion Pacific offers schooling in include contemporary, folk and street. Apart from this, the venue features numerous stage arrangements that are available on rent, and are perfect for dance recitals, theater performances and concerts. The school also showcases several dance performances throughout the year.
Community Television of Santa Cruz is the home to local coverage of events, people and happenings. The television broadcast company also offers services like equipment rental, PSA filming, non-profit aid in commercial production, film and television training and classes and a host of other options. The organization is constantly working to serve the local Santa Cruz community and is a great resource for cultural and event news.
The 418 Project, a community-run dance studio and performance space, is a great place to learn a new style of dance like Capoiera, West African, Samba, Flamenco or Brazilian or just hone your skills in any number of dance disciplines in an open and inviting atmosphere. The mission here at 418 is to inspire and transform both mind and body through the power of dance and performing arts. Check the 418 Project website for class schedules, calendar of events and shows and donation pathways.
Broadway Playhouse is housed within the Santa Cruz Art League Building on the Broadway Street. This performance venue offers a small but effecient facility for art programs, recitals and other socio-cultural events. The theater seats a total of about 62 people and showcases several performances for children and adults throughout the year. The acoustics are good, the facility is well-maintained and the schedule of events is pretty great too, all in all, the Broadway Playhouse makes for a wonderful cultural experience.
Kuumbwa Jazz Center is an all-ages venue that has been serving the Santa Cruz area since 1975, highlighting new and old jazz talent from international arenas to local performers. The non-profit organization is a place for jazz enthusiasts to be with like-minded people and to explore the genre through education or concerts. The venue is also used for outside events and different musical genres like bluegrass, folk and classical.
Join in the one day celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation, a tradition among African-Americans, during this festival which takes place in June. Highlights include food, crafts, music, and speakers.
The Louden Nelson Community Center is a popular performance venue in Downtown Santa Clara. The cultural space offers a volley of socio-cultural activities to the neighboring communities of the city. Several productions of musicals, dramas, recitals are hosted here throughout the year. The well-maintained facilities features all the essentials for a good audio-visual experience. Some parts of the Louden Nelson Center are also available on rent for private celebrations and business events; check the website for more on that.
This cinema showcases both recent and classic films as well as a few indie flicks and live theater performances. This moviehouse is a great escape from the typical stuffy cinemas and also plays midnight showings of great cult classics for the serious movie buff.
Regal Cinemas Riverfront Stadium 2 in Santa Cruz, is a movie hall that showcases the latest, and not-so-new Hollywood flicks. The theater has only two screens, but each hall boasts of spacious seating that will make for a good experience. Also, one doesn't waste a lot of time standing in queue for the tickets or for food. Check their website for additional details.