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Aptos overview

Aptos is a friendly place, distinct for its beaches and oceanfront, and known for its spas and shops. You'll enjoy the ample cafe and dining options, along with outdoor areas for cycling and camping. Soak up some sunshine at popular spots in the area, such as Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Make plans to visit the popular Mystery Spot and University of California Santa Cruz. A family-friendly area, Aptos also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Aptos

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Aptos has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Aptos with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Aptos hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Aptos hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Aptos

Fly in to San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), 25.2 mi (40.5 km) from central Aptos. Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) is the next closest major airport, 28.7 mi (46.2 km) away.

What to see around Aptos

Outdoor activities such as cycling, camping and sightseeing are at hand, along with attractions like:
  • • Santa Cruz Harbor
  • • Mount Madonna Center
  • • Luminescence Healing Haven
  • • Orchid Beauty & Spa
  • • Coyote Creek Parkway Path
Sights that are especially popular with families include:
  • • Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
  • • Roaring Camp Railroads
  • • Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory
  • • Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
  • • Centennial Recreation Center
It's recognised for its beaches. Top places for nature lovers include:
  • • The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
  • • Rio Del Mar Beach
  • • Seacliff State Beach
  • • New Brighton State Beach
  • • Capitola Beach
Top sights in the area include:
  • • Mystery Spot
  • • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • • University of California Santa Cruz
  • • Gilroy Premium Outlets
  • • Main Beach
  • Beaches
  • Dining
  • Family-friendly
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing