Things to Do with Kids in Aptos, CA

  • 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.
  • 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.
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25.5 Miles
99% 617 votes
Boat Rentals 32 Cannery Row #8, Monterey, CA MoreLess Info
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
24.8 Miles
98% 772 votes
Beaches 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.
29.2 Miles
97% 5336 votes
Beaches 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.
29.2 Miles
95% 298 votes
Beaches Ocean Ave & Scenic Road, Carmel, CA 93921 MoreLess Info
Carmel Beach City Park is a one mile stretch of white sand beach that is a popular destination for sunbathers, dog-walkers, and general beachgoers. The beach offers beautiful sunset views.
34.8 Miles
96% 877 votes
Beaches US Higway 1, Carmel, CA MoreLess Info
A haven for sea birds, fish and small crustaceans, the Carmel River State Beach is a one-mile strip of sand and surf on the shores of a lagoon. It is a popular fishing spot and launching point for small watercraft.
25.7 Miles
90% 799 votes
Whale Watching Tours 84 Fisherman's Wharf #1, Monterey, CA 93940 MoreLess Info
Blue and Killer Whales inhabit Monterey Bay and can frequently be seen in the area. Monterey Bay Whale Watch takes its guests out on boats to the hot spots for whale watching.
24.8 Miles
91% 20910 votes
Aquariums 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. .
26.2 Miles
96% 194 votes
Beaches Monterey, CA MoreLess Info
Garrapata beach is a quiet beach on the coast of Monterey. Dogs are welcome.
5.8 Miles
93% 244 votes
Fishing 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.
20.1 Miles
92% 119 votes
Horseback Riding 19805 Pesante Rd., Salinas, CA 93907 MoreLess Info
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.
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