Santa Cruz

While temperatures in the Midwest and East Coast dropped below zero, we took advantage of a nice sunny day and headed down to Santa Cruz. For those of you unfamiliar, it’s where they filmed “Lost Boys.”

The Santa Cruz Boardwalk has one of my all-time favorite roller coasters, the Giant Dipper. It’s a small wooden coaster with a 70 foot drop. It’s not that impressive to look at. There’s something about it though. Maybe it’s the view, or the way it shakes your teeth loose, or the dips, but I can’t miss riding it at least once whenever I’m there.

Late February is one of the best possible times to go there. You will practically have the park to yourself.