Where to stay around Aptos?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 703 holiday lettings near Aptos. From 421 houses to 126 condos, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Aptos for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Aptos?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Aptos:

  • Opal Cliffs: 95 holiday homes
  • South San Jose: 82 holiday homes
  • Evergreen: 22 holiday homes
  • Willow Glen: 54 holiday homes
  • Bananna Belt: 19 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Aptos?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Aptos. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Seacliff State Beach: 788 holiday lettings
  • Aptos History Museum: 795 holiday lettings
  • Villa del Monte Winery: 1,018 holiday lettings
  • Villa Montalvo: 745 holiday lettings
  • Pleasure Point Beach: 773 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Aptos listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Aptos?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 421 houses in Aptos. Our other popular types of Aptos holiday rentals include:

  • Condos: 126 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 49 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 16 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Aptos?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 48 holiday homes with pool available in Aptos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    A holiday rental home in Aptos, California is a wonderful choice for your next breakaway to Santa Cruz County

    A holiday rental home in Aptos will put you close to lovely beaches and a long list of activities in the out of doors. Your well-appointed home will serve as a comfortable home base for all of your adventures.

    Things to Do on Holiday to Aptos, California

    Those on holiday to Aptos often have one thing on their minds: beaches! Aptos and Santa Cruz County is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Enjoy swimming, snorkelling, paddle boarding, surfing and many other activities. Surf lessons and surfboard rental are available. Hiking and cycling are very popular and there are many coastal trails on which to enjoy both activities. Take a short trip to nearby vineyards where you can participate in a wine tasting or just enjoy the lush beauty of the grounds. Visit a spa and enjoy a bit of pampering after a day filled with activities.

    Places to Visit on Holiday to Aptos, California

    In addition to the many outdoor activities, those on holiday to Aptos will also find many interesting places to visit. The Roaring Camp Railroad is a scenic railway that offers views of beautiful scenery including giant redwood trees. Seymour Marine Discovery Centre is home to all sorts of marine life. Spend an afternoon exploring the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park or enjoy the rides and food at the Santa Cruz boardwalk. Natural Bridges State Park is another beautiful place to enjoy time in the out of doors. Be sure to bring along your camera. Santa Cruz Surfing Museum as well some art museums are also located close to Aptos.

    Weather in Aptos, California

    The weather in Aptosis is quite pleasant throughout the year. There are some variations in temperatures based on the season, but there is not a bad time to visit. During the winter, the average low temperatures are between 5° and 7° C and the average highs are 17° to 19° C. In the spring the average lows are 8° to 9° C and the average highs are 21° to 22° C. The summer average low temperatures are 11° to 12° C and the summer highs are 23° to 24° C. From April through October there is between 0 and 50 mm of rain per month with the driest months occurring during the summer. From November through March there is between 95 and 164 mm of rain per month.

    Travel to Aptos, California

    The closest airport to Aptos is San Jose International Airport (SJC), located 43 km away. About the same distance is another, smaller airport called Monterey Peninsula (MRY). You will need a car for use during your stay.

    Activities and attractions in and around Aptos

    Are you searching for attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Aptos a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Nicholson Vineyards (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
    • Seascape Golf Club (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
    • Soquel Vineyards (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
    • Pleasant Valley Vineyards (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
    • Alfaro Family Vineyards (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
    • Sante Adairius Rustic Ales (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)

    Seasonal weather averages in Aptos

    If warm-weather activities are high on your list, September, October, August and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 23°F.

    Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Aptos

    Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Aptos is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Main Beach (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
    • Natural Bridges State Park (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
    • The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
    • Seacliff State Beach (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
    • Rio Del Mar Beach (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
    • New Brighton State Beach (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)