Cash Mob at Caroline’s Thrift Shop on Tuesday

Cash Mob Aptos The good folks of the <a href="https://www.facebook click” target=”_blank”>Aptosia Facebook group are organizing a Cash Mob at Caroline’s Thrift Shop on Tuesday, December 15th 2015. It’s a great way to do a little holiday shopping for unique one-of-a-kind and high-quality items such as you won’t find anywhere, and support a great […]

Best of Good Times 2015 in Aptos

Good Times Magazine is back with its Best of Santa Cruz Issue for 2015. Unsurprisingly, the Best of Good Times 2015 in Aptos is a long list. Congratulations to all the Aptos winners – the recognition is well-deserved! The Best in all of Santa Cruz Best Farmers Market: Farmer’s Market at Cabrillo Best Place of […]

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 […]

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

Aptos Village Square Shopping Center

The Aptos Village Square Shopping Center hosts a number of local Aptos businesses. It’s located adjacent to (downhill from) the Rancho del Mar Shopping Center, just outside of Aptos Village. It is host to a number of Aptos favorites, including the outstanding Au Midi Restaurant and Bistro, Uncle Kwok’s, and Art Supplies Ink. It also […]

Deer Park Marketplace / Shopping Center

Built on the site of Claus Spreckels‘ old deer hunting grounds, the Deer Park Marketplace is the primary shopping center for the Rio del Mar neighborhood. The shopping center was built in the 1970s and is the second “large scale” shopping center in Aptos, after the Rancho del Mar shopping center. In addition to Deluxe […]