Explore the Southern California coast from our hotel on the Santa Barbara beachfront. Hit the pier at Stearns Wharf for waterfront fun or walk two minutes to the Santa Barbara Zoo and Andrée Clark Bird Refuge. Head to neighboring Montecito for high-end shopping and dining or sip your way through the Funk Zone.
Celebration Cruises of Santa Barbara offers options for everyone including whale watching, coastal cruises, catered and private cruises, water taxi rides, weddings, private parties, corporate events, and so much more!
The best surf school in Santa Barbara. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality equipment and service for the price. Our professional staff are trained to help students of all ages and skill levels learn to catch waves, better understand the ocean and move on to more advanced surfing techniques
See everything that Santa Barbara has to offer from the water! Come explore the gorgeous natural environment here in California on a fun and exciting tour of the amazing marine world you can’t see from shore. Experience Santa Barbara from a unique perspective. Book your paddle board or kayak tour now!
Take a tour of Santa Barbara on a Segway PT with one of our experienced guides and see the hidden gems it takes locals years to find. Segway Personal Transporters (PT) are a great way to experience Santa Barbara with friends, family, and kids.
Rooted Vine Wine Tours is a locally owned and operated wine tour and tasting company in Santa Barbara. Our wine tours focus on boutique, family-owned, and independently operated wineries.d Vine Tours.
Santa Barbara’s only all-ages concierge-level rental, charter, cruise, and bareboat event center. Choose from a wide variety of public cruises, including sunset cruises and whale-watching cruises, and see oceans of marine life and spectacular coastline views.
Contact | www.sbsail.com
Santa Barbara’s Elite full-service surf school. We offer door-to-door service and a chance to learn with true professional surf instructors chosen for their skill, personality, knowledge of the ocean, and their ability to teach.
Contact | www.goldcoastsurfschool.com
Travel by boat to visit these five pristine islands in the Pacific Ocean. The Channel Islands National Park is a great spot for snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking, and the area is a prime location for whale watching.
Contact | (805)456-8752
A quick 40-minute drive over the San Marcos Pass takes you into the scenic Santa Ynez Valley, home to more than a dozen wineries. Take advantage of the Clean Air Express bus from Santa Barbara to the valley and ride the Wine Country Express bus once you’ve arrived.
Contact | (800)563-3183
Explore this historic Mission, originally established in 1786. Today, the Mission is home to a community of Franciscan friars; visit the church, museum, cemetery, and 12 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking the town and the Channel Islands.
Contact | (805)682-4713
The museum displays a wide variety of works, including antiquities and Chinese ceramics, Western American paintings, and an impressive collection of French Impressionist works, including a number of Monet paintings.
Contact | (805)963-4364
Built in 1936, the Santa Barbara Bowl is a beautiful outdoor amphitheater carved into the hillside, open seasonally from April through October.
Contact | (805)962-7411
Explore Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, an arts district of converted warehouses and graffiti murals. Sip Santa Barbara County wines at one of more than 20 different tasting rooms or try craft brews and local artisan spirits.
Contact | (805)966-9222
Take a stroll down State Street’s brick-lined sidewalks and beautifully landscaped plazas featuring open-air shopping areas and trendy sidewalk cafés.
Contact | (805)966-9222
Explore 37 acres of exotic, rare plants and lotus-filled ponds at this secluded estate garden created in the 1940s.
Contact | (805)969-9990
The Botanic Garden is devoted to indigenous California plants with 65 acres of cactuses, redwoods, wildflowers, and more along miles of meandering trails.
Contact | (805)682-4726
This 42-acre park is a modified estuary supporting brackish wetlands. Enjoy hiking and biking trails in this scenic home for ducks, gulls, herons, and turtles.
Contact | (805)962-5339
The sprawling zoo features ocean views and tree-lined walkways. View 146 animal species, including lions, giraffes, elephants, penguins, and gorillas, as well as its Dino Show each summer.
Contact | (805)962-6310
The Ty Warner Sea Center features interactive exhibits showcasing area marine life, including a 1,500-gallon tide pool tank.
Contact | (805)564-5530
This state-protected coastline is a 15-minute drive south of the hotel, with recreational activities including swimming, tide pool exploration, bird watching, nature hikes, and surfing.
Contact | (805)564-5418
This coastal bluff park features picnic and BBQ areas, a playground, and views of the Santa Barbara coastline, city, and Santa Ynez Mountains. Trek down the bluff to a rocky beach and tide pools where you can watch for whales.
Contact | (805)564-5418