… Just in case you were wondering. It means “the people” in Ohlone, a native language from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Anyway, my wife and I went to Aptos, an unincorporated area of Santa Cruz, a few weeks ago, and it was pretty nice. We ended up on an 11-mile hike to a waterfall -Maple Falls- in the Forest of Nisene Marks. You can see a brochure of the park here.
Other than that, we got to go to bed with the sound of the waves crashing on the beach and wake up to one of the most wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean.