- TripBuzz found 224 things to do with kids in or near Aptos, California, including 208 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Santa Cruz, Pacific Grove, Morgan Hill and San Jose.
- From Manresa State Beach to Seacliff State Beach, the Aptos area offers 98 different types of family activities, including: Beaches, History Museums, Parks and Bike Paths.
- An unincorporated area, Aptos has several small communities within its borders. Redwood timber harvesting was a major industry in Aptos in the late 1800s and early 1900s but the area did not hit a development boom until the early 1960s with additions including Cabrillo College and Seascape Resort. Aptos is less than 10 miles from Santa Cruz.
Charter cruise company Bella Monterey Bay is a highly-rated charter tour provider. The most popular package is the romantic evening sailing cruise. Adventurous sailing excursions are also available aboard the company's 47-foot sailing vessel
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800 Asilomar Boulevard, South of Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 MoreLess Info
When translated, Asilomar State Beach means 'a refuge by the sea,' which describes the surrounding rocky coastline and forest views. This area offers more than 105 secluded acres of sand dunes and forests that serves as a home for more than 25 plant species.
97% 5336 votes
Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921 MoreLess Info
California's Carmel City Beach / Carmel River Beach is the perfect destination for sunbathing, swimming, collecting shells, flying kites, boogie boarding, kayaking and snorkeling. The beach is also a frequent stopping spot for pelicans and other aquatic birds.
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886 Cannery Row at David Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 MoreLess Info
Monterey Bay, California is home to one of the largest and most prestigious aquariums in the United States. It is especially famous for its extensive sea otter exhibits and conservation programs. .
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500 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 MoreLess Info
Family owned and operated, Stagnaro Sport Fishing Charters & Whale Watching Cruises have been serving the area of Santa Cruz for over a century. Scenic bay cruises, fishing trips, whale watching, and private parties are available within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Monterey Bay Equestrian Center offers a selection of equestrian services. The center provides horseback riding tours along the shoreline as well as romantic horse drawn carriage rides for special occasions.