- TripBuzz found 97 things to do with kids in or near Big Sur, California, including 73 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Monterey, Carmel, Seaside and Pacific Grove.
- From Pfeiffer Big State Beach to Pfeiffer Beach, the Big Sur area offers 70 different types of family activities, including: National & State Parks, Hiking Trails, Beaches and Camping Site.
- Big Sur is lies along the Pacific Ocean with 90 miles of coastline and extends about 20 miles inland to encompass much of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Visitors come for the different activities, sparsely populated area, and unbeatable views, but they stay for the peaceful way of life that many authors and artists have recognized over the years.
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The Polo Grounds, 2255 Huntington Avenue, Aptos, CA 95003 MoreLess Info
A one-acre canine recreation facility, Aptos Dog Park is located within Polo Grounds Park. The park provides a bark surface with drinking water, benches and chairs along with a shaded area and a separate field for small dogs.
Located right along the beach, Santa Cruz Beach Broadwalk is a famous sea-side amusement park. Among its list of rides, it also includes the classic 1924 Big Dipper roller coaster. Great deals on rides and refreshments are available. Parking spots are limited.
73% 168 votes
Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz, CA MoreLess Info
Santa Cruz Main Beach is a popular tourist destination. It is a clean and inviting beach with beautiful views of the ocean and marine life. There are also volleyball courts on the beach with an amusement park and many local restaurants/bars nearby.
93% 524 votes
790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 MoreLess Info
Climb aboard Chardonnay II Sailing Charters and explore the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in style. Guests enjoy sailing past the glorious coastline, seeing the protected wildlife and relaxing on any of the variety of cruises offered.
93% 244 votes
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.
Focused on preserving the history of the small area of Aptos and its surrounding hills and beaches is the Aptos History Museum. The museum features a curated collection of historical photographs, artifacts and documentation of the areas past.
The Aptos Museum is a historical museum featuring a collection of local artifacts, photographs, and information. The museum offers guided tours, special events, and educational programs for students. The museum also maintains a gift shop.