Located on Monterey Bay, the town of Aptos holds something for every taste, combining the natural majesty of coastal California with the town's historic village. A wide variety of beautiful scenery abounds, including towering redwood forests, long sandy beaches and ocean cliffs. The redwoods stand tall in the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, where residents hike, bike and run through its miles of scenic trails. At New Brighton State Beach, tourists and locals can stroll along picturesque beaches before returning to the village to browse antique shops or relax in a cozy restaurant. The town even hosts its own annual Blues Festival and features the World's Shortest Parade on the 4th of July, aptly named for only running a quarter of a mile. From the town's historic village to its gorgeous beaches, Aptos has something for everyone.