While you’re staying in one our beachfront Aptos vacation rentals, be sure to check out some of the many activities we have to offer. Some activities are in nearby Santa Cruz.
Plenty of great surfing along the coast near Aptos. Check out Main Beach in Santa Cruz for some of our favorite breaks. New to surfing? Surf lessons and rentals are available at Club-ed.com. Call them at 1-800-287-SURF.
Rio Del Mar Beach
White sand beach with fine restaurants and nearby shopping. Open sunrise to sunset and no user fee. Welcomes dogs on leaches.
Rio Del Mar Blvd • Aptos, CA 95003 • (831) 429-2850
Main Beach/Cowell Beach
Visit a Santa Cruz beach famous for volleyball, swimming and surfing.
Beach Street • Santa Cruz, CA • (831) 420-6015
Iyengar, Hatha and Yin Yoga.
8035 Soquel Drive, Suite #27 • Aptos, CA 95003
Great climbing in Castle Rock State Park. Weather not so great? Check out the Pacific Edge Climbing Gym in Santa Cruz.
Wide selection of nearby courses.
De Laveage Golf Course: www.delaveagagolf.com
Pasatiempo Golf Club was designed by Alister MacKenzie and is a semi-private golf club. www.pasatiempo.com/web
Casserly Par 3 is a 9 hole par 3 golf course in Watsonvillage, California.www.thegolfcourses.net/golfcourses/CA/11659.htm
Seascape Golf Course is located in the coastal highlands of Monterey Peninsula. www.seascapegc.com
Aptos is home to many attractions from museums to shopping. Be sure to check them out during your Aptos vacation.
Across from the Aptos Chamber of Commerce, you’ll find the Aptos Station where you can learn about Aptos history.
7605-B Old Dominion Ct. • Aptos, CA 95003 • (831) 688-9514
Santa Cruz County Symphony
In neaby Santa Cruz, check out the symphony during your Santa Cruz vacation.
307 Church Street • Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 462-0553 xt.11
Seacliff State Beach Visitor Center
Exhibits about natural history, plant life and marine life. Features a fishing pier and a concrete freighter. Picnic facilities, fishing and RV camping.
201 State Park Drive • Aptos, CA 95003 • (831) 685-6444
Downtown Santa Cruz
In nearby Santa Cruz, you’ll find a lot to do in downtown Santa Cruz. From restaurants, to shopping to several music venues and movie theaters.
Santa Cruz Wineries
Tour Santa Cruz and Aptos wineries and sample their fare.
Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
Located in the Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse close to Aptos, the museum follows the history of surfing, specifically in the Santa Cruz area. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
701 West Cliff Drive • Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 420-6289