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Fright Walk- Santa Cruz Afoot

Santa Cruz, United States

Experience hosted by Karen

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Due to the Coronavirus, this tour will not be going into any buildings. I will (as always) give my victims plenty of personal space and now this is a pet-friendly tour.:)

The tour will begin on the footpath under the "Lost Boys" trestle bridge at the end of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. There, I will tell you ghostly the tale of the curse of the Holy Cross. You will learn about sinister hauntings on the bridge and a cold case murder. From there we will walk along the historic train tracks next to the Boardwalk. We will be passing by tunnels, the famous "Giant Dipper," haunted restaurants and more enchanted places. We will then go to "Neptunes Kingdom" and I'll tell you more death-defying (and deathly) stories. Stories about the saltwater pool drownings, apparitions, shadow people and luminous ghostly sightings. Then we will walk up "Beach Hill" which is one of Santa Cruz's oldest neighborhoods. This historic neighborhood has a large collection of ghostly tales, hauntings, murders, serial killers and stories about cannibals. We will end the tour stopping at two of Santa Cruz's most haunted homes built on sacred, ancient Native California's burial grounds. By the end of the tour, you will know more about Santa Cruz's ghostly past and stories than most locals do.
These tours are a fun mix of history, mystery and spine-tingling stories.
Due to the Coronavirus, this tour will not be going into any buildings. I will (as always) give my victims plenty of personal space and now this is a pet-friendly tour.:)

The tour will begin on the footpath under the "Lost Boys" trestle bridge at the end of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. There, I will tell you ghostly the tale of the curse of the Holy Cross. You will learn about sinister hauntings on the bridge and a cold case murder…

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Meet your host, Karen

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Hello- I grew up in an international family and we owned a European travel business. My upbringing set the stage for me to entertain travelers from all over the world. With that said, I have dug deep into Santa Cruz's history. I have found lots of interesting, historical, spooky and fun stories to share with you. Stories about curses, murders, hangings, serial killers, cannibals, extinct creatures and more. I am also a Caricature Artist on the Boardwalk and I get the backstories about ghostly events. My blend of unique knowledge of local history combined with my gift for storytelling makes me a perfect tour guide. Please note: I am not a psychic or a ghost hunter, I am a storyteller and an entertainer. So tour along with me and maybe feel your skin crawl, feel a tap on your shoulder, see a luminous cloud or enjoy a fright-full giggle
Hello- I grew up in an international family and we owned a European travel business. My upbringing set the stage for me to entertain travelers from all over the world. With that said, I have dug deep into Santa Cruz's history. I have found lots of interesting, historical, spooky and fun stories to share with you. Stories about curses, murders, hangings, serial killers, cannibals, extinct creatures and more. I am also a Caricature Artist on the Boardwalk and I get the backstories about ghostly e…
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Where you'll be

We will be at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and on Historic Beach Hill above the Boardwalk. We will visit the Lost Boy Bridge over the San Lorenzo River, we will walk along the boardwalk pass several rides that have ghostly stories. We will walk by areas that the movies "Lost Boys" and "Us". We will end up on top of Beach Hill (not a hard hill:) and there you will learn more about Santa Cruz's sinister past.
Raeann
April 2021
Karen was amazing! She had so much knowledge of the history of Santa Cruz’s dark past. It was very well worth it. We saw so many historical places and land marks. My husband loved the walk he said he wished it was longer! She gave us other ideas of things to do while on our weekend getaway!
Karen was amazing! She had so much knowledge of the history of Santa Cruz’s dark past. It was very well worth it. We saw so many historical places and land marks. My husband loved…
Rachael
February 2021
Karen is such a friendly ghoul; touring Santa Cruz with her and her tales were more treat than trick! She has a wealth of information and is generous with her time and knowledge.
Donald
February 2021
This walking tour was an absolute delight. We had so much fun and it was so interesting. We even had our own paranormal experience.
Arlo
November 2020
Not the best your. Host very nice and accommodating, but the actual your was boring. Mostly just history, instead of ghosts of or anything unique. Could've just googled. Lots of standing around and listening to an unengaging speaker.
Jose
November 2020
Karen's tour was amazing. We had a great walk around memorable Santa Cruz locations and learned about some disturbing history. Karen did a great job of painting a vivid picture of the city's sinister past. I learned a lot more than I bargained for and some of the stories really stuck with me.
Karen's tour was amazing. We had a great walk around memorable Santa Cruz locations and learned about some disturbing history. Karen did a great job of painting a vivid picture of…
Desiray
November 2020
Karen has an amazing personality. We had so much fun on this informative and quirky haunted tour. Would definitely recommend for people on vacation or anyone wanting to know more information on Santa Cruz .

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

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