Aptos Activities and Attractions

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Activities

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.

Surfing
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.
http://www.club-ed.com/

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
http://www.ci.santa-cruz.ca.us/pr/parksrec/

Yoga Within
Iyengar, Hatha and Yin Yoga.
8035 Soquel Drive, Suite #27 • Aptos, CA 95003
www.yogawithin.com

Rock Climbing
Great climbing in Castle Rock State Park. Weather not so great? Check out the Pacific Edge Climbing Gym in Santa Cruz.

Golf
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 Attractions

Aptos is home to many attractions from museums to shopping. Be sure to check them out during your Aptos vacation.

Aptos Station
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
http://www.beachboardwalk.com

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
http://www.santacruzsymphony.org

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
http://www.thecraftersstudio.com

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.
http://www.downtownsantacruz.com

Santa Cruz Wineries
Tour Santa Cruz and Aptos wineries and sample their fare.
http://www.scmwa.com/wineries.htm

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
http://www.santacruzsurfingmuseum.org/