Aptos Shopping Centers

Aptos is not generally compared to the world’s biggest shopping towns, like New York, London, or Tokyo – and with good reason! Aptos has a small-town vibe and most of the Aptos Shopping Centers identified on this page are casual, laid-back places where suit and tie are very much an exception, rather than a norm. […]

Garrett Jewelers in Aptos

Garrett Jewelers in the Seascape Village Shopping Center has been run by Yvonne and Jeff Garrett for over 18 years. Between the two of them, they have decades of experience in the jewelry business. They know quality jewelry when they see it, and that’s what you’ll find when you step inside Garrett Jewelers in Aptos. […]

Fleet Feet Sports is Honored as One of 50 Best in USA

  Did you know that Aptos is home to one of the very best running shops in the entire US of A?  For the third time in four years, Fleet Feet Sports is honored as one of the 50 Best in USA by Running Insight and Competitor Magazine. Fleet Feet Sports Aptos took its place among […]

Mulberry Gallery

The Mulberry Gallery is located in the Aptos Village Plaza shopping center, in the heart of Aptos Village. It is run by the husband and wife team of Del and Barbara Crawford. The Mulberry Gallery specializes in exquisite, custom framing for your artwork and photographs. They don’t simply build frames – they design them to […]

Caroline’s Non Profit Thrift Shop

Caroline’s Non Profit Thrift Shop is located in Aptos Village. The shop was founded in 2010 by Christina Licker, who continues to work as the director today. Their primary mission is to raise funds for Santa Cruz County non-profits that have programs and/or services for children with special medical, developmental, or psychological needs. The majority […]

Redwood Village in Aptos

Redwood Village in Aptos came to being in 1929. It was built on the former site of Claus Spreckels‘ horse stables, located along the road from Watsonville to Santa Cruz. Back in the day, this may have been the first experience for visitors coming from the south to see a redwood forest up close and […]

Le Chef Kitchen and More in Aptos

Thinking about making a trip over the hill to Sur le Table or Williams Sonoma? Why bother, when Le Chef Kitchen and More is located in the Rancho del Mar Shopping Center in Aptos? Le Chef Kitchen and More in Aptos was opened way back in 2005, by a husband and wife team (Dee Dee […]

Best Santa Cruz Christmas Tree Lot is in Aptos

It turns out that the best Santa Cruz Christmas tree lot is in Aptos! This may be somewhat of a subjective statement, but what other Christmas tree lot in the county gives you free popcorn, hot cocoa, coffee, and hot apple cider? What other Christmas tree lot in town has a special crafts area for […]

Fleet Feet Sports Aptos

Locally owned and operated by Russ and Tina (Hill) Coillot, (a Soquel High graduate) since 2010, Fleet Feet Sports Aptos is located in the Rancho del Mar Shopping Center.  Fleet Feet Sports in Aptos strives to be more than just a store where you shop for shoes and apparel. Fleet Feet Sports is a place in […]

BFF Boutique

The BFF Boutique is a clothing shop located in the historic Bayview Hotel in Aptos Village. BFF stands for “Bayview Fun Fashions” and although it’s an intimate shop, there’s no shortage of fun fashions to be had. Most of their inventory is for women, but they do have a small selection of items for men […]

Aptos Center Shopping Center

The Aptos Center Shopping Center is centrally located near the intersection of State Park Drive and Soquel Drive. It features a number of favorite Aptos shops and restaurants.   See also: Aptos Center Shopping Center