Its name in Ohlone translates to “the people.” This small, tight-knit community honors its heritage by connecting together to ensure the City’s health and vitality.
As the home to the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park and Seacliff State Beach, this is a place to be outdoors. Hiking, mountain biking, surfing and paddle boarding get you on the trail and in the water. Just offshore is the SS Palo Alto, a vestige of World War II ingenuity. From amusement ship to artificial reef for marine life, this icon is a recognizable symbol of the City’s tenacity.
Annual festivities bring residents and visitors together in celebration. An annual music festival unites the blues, country and American roots music scene for two days of singing and strumming.
Follow the Corralitos Wine Trail where a small, but vibrant group of winemakers have set down roots and are making some innovative vintages. The short road through some rugged terrain takes you to a small core of family-run wineries making wine in a unique microclimate.
The Aptos Farmers Market, part of the Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Markets, brings local growers and farmers together with the community in an upbeat and relaxed atmosphere. This premier market showcases the bounty of products from the area.