Santa Cruz Starlight Evening Dinner and Train
See the beauty of the forest from Pullman-like coaches and open-air excursion cars of the Santa Cruz, Big Trees, and Pacific Railway during Roaring Camp’s “Starlight Evening Dinner and Train,” on Saturday, August 31. The train departs from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk at 5:30 pm and travels along the picturesque San Lorenzo River Gorge and forested Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park to Roaring Camp.
Upon arrival, a hearty dinner of chicken and steak is served. After dinner, relax and dance to musical entertainment. On the return trip to Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz, Big Trees & Pacific Railway brings the forest to life with dazzling color and light. The evening event is four hours in length, returning to the Boardwalk at 9:30 pm.
Advance purchase is recommended. Tickets are $56 adults, $41 children. For reservations or information, call 831-335-4484; or visit www.roaringcamp.com to make online reservations.
The boardwalk at Santa Cruz is a 75-minute drive from San Francisco, 45 minutes from the Monterey/Carmel area, and 30 minutes from the San Jose area. Take Highway 17 or scenic Highway 1 to Santa Cruz and follow the street signs to Santa Cruz Beach.