It depends how far you want to drive, what types of parks you want to visit, and how much time you have as to what otehr parks you should visit. :) Bonfante Gardens is about 45 minutes south (without traffic.) I'm not sure exactly how far Santa Cruz is, but I believe it's a little more of a drive than Bonfante. Six Flags Marine World is just about an hour away (without traffic.) Someone (jomo?) please correct me if I'm wrong about these drive times, because I don't live near the park, nor do I know the area very well.
Santa Cruz is the classic, and most charming park in northern california. Giant Dipper is tons-o-fun, along with the Fireball. The food and shopping, and women, are all great, but if you're about the rides this might not be the park for you. Here's a map
Bonfante Gardens is a very small family park. They don't have any major roller coasters, but there are some fun rides, and the scenery will blow you away (if you're into that.) Here's a map
Six Flags Marine World is easy to hit in a short period of time as all the coasters are right near eachother at the front of the park. If you like wildlife shows, or zoos, you'd probably enjoy this park a lot. The rides are also pretty top notch, and better than Great Americas IMO. Here's a map
I hope that helped with your trip.
I was wondering if anyone could confirm the drive times he posted above. I was also wondering if anyone knows about the ACE discount at Paramount parks. I know that I can buy myself a half price ticket, but can I buy multiple half price tickets? *** Edited 7/25/2004 12:07:49 AM UTC by CoasterMatt***
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - just under 45 minutes
Bonfante Gardens - just under 45 minutes
Six Flags Marine World - about an hour and 15 minutes
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