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he picturesque town of Aptos is in an area of Santa Cruz County that
includes the Rio Del Mar, Seacliff and Seascape. It is home to historic
Aptos Village, and the gateway to the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park.

"the CeMent ship" A
local landmark,
the S.S. Palo Alto, is
docked at the end
of the fishing pier. An experimental
concrete ship built at the end of World
War I, it now serves as an artificial
reef for marine life. seaCliff state BeaCh
The perfect spot for a seaside picnic,
with barbecue grills and shaded tables
along the sand. The long stretch of
sand is a favorite spot for RV campers.

must see

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Check out the locally-grown
produce on Saturday mornings at
the Monterey Bay Certified Farmer's
Market on the Cabrillo College Campus.

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3
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Stop by the visitor center at
Seacliff State Beach, and learn
about the Pacific wildlife migration.
On the Old Growth Loop Trail in
the Forest of Nisene Marks State
Park, look for The Advocate,
the parks largest tree at 45
feet around.

aptos five

Aptos

forest of nisene Marks state park Hikers,

runners and bike riders enjoy the 30
miles of trails where remnants of mill
sites and trestles still exist. The park,
covering 10,000 acres and once clearcut by loggers, is a testament to forest
regeneration, where second-growth
redwoods coexist with new foliage.
rio del Mar BeaCh On the south side
of the pier, Rio Del Mar Beach
is THE spot for dog lovers and
beach fires.

aptos events
July 4, 2014

aptos 4th of July
celebration
may 24 - 25, 2014

santa cruz Blues festival

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Find the magnolia tree on the
grounds of the Bayview
Hotel Bed and Breakfast in Aptos
Village. It is the second-oldest
known magnolia tree in the world
and the Victorian garden features
a rose tree over 130 years old.

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Learn about the treasures
of the Monterey Bay
National Marine Sanctuary at the
Interpretive Exhibit at Seacliff State
Beach.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014

Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014
Contents
Welcome to Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz
Whale Watching and More
Playing Around
Every Dog Has Its Day
Santa Cruz County Has Taste
2014 Events Calendar
Maps
Raise a Glass to County Wine
Monterey Bay
Capitola and Soquel
Make a Play Date
Scotts Valley
San Lorenzo Valley
From the Mountains to the Sea
Pleasure Point
Live Creatively
Aptos
Davenport
Watsonville and Pajaro Valley
Dining Guide
Lodging Guide
Visitor Activites
Find Your Perfect Beach
Advertisers Index
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Welcome to Santa Cruz County
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Whale Watching and More
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Playing Around
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Every Dog Has Its Day
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Santa Cruz County Has Taste
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - 2014 Events Calendar
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Maps
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Raise a Glass to County Wine
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Monterey Bay
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Capitola and Soquel
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Make a Play Date
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Scotts Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - San Lorenzo Valley
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - From the Mountains to the Sea
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Pleasure Point
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Live Creatively
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Aptos
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Davenport
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Watsonville and Pajaro Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Dining Guide
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Lodging Guide
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Visitor Activites
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