Santa Barbara

66°
65° - January
65° - February
65° - March
67° - April
68° - May
70° - June
73° - July
74° - August
73° - September
73° - October
70° - November
66° - December
Dec avg
$156
Avg Hotel
$228
Est. Airfare

Best Known For

Description

With the big city options of Los Angeles and the backwoods flavor of Jackson Hole, Santa Barbara, California is a laid-back wonderland. Its climate is as mild as its natives. Its beaches are tranquil. Its sunshine is warm. And its cultural and social offerings are limitless. A casual stroll around the city is a cultural experience all its own thanks to the picturesque coastline and historical mission-style architecture. Its reputation for high culture comes largely from the numerous wineries, top-notch golfing, mission tours, and dozens of museums. And while shopping might not be considered "high culture" to some, shopping connoisseurs will disagree when they see State Street where high end and boutique shopping stretches for more than a mile. On top of all of that, Santa Barbara does not disappoint as a California seaside destination with white-sand shores, surfing, kayaking, and a number of other watersports.
Photo Credit: Santa Barbara CVB & Film-Bill Zeldis
Photo Credit: Santa Barbara CVB & Film-Ron Berg
Photo Credit: Santa Barbara CVB & Film-Ron Berg
Photo Credit: Santa Barbara CVB & Film-Ron Berg
Photo Credit: Santa Barbara CVB & Film-Ron Berg
Photo Credit: Santa Barbara CVB & Film-Ron Berg
Photo Credit: Santa Barbara CVB & Film-Ron Berg
Photo Credit: Santa Barbara CVB & Film-Ron Berg
Photo Credit: Santa Barbara CVB & Film-Greg Peterson
Photo Credit: Santa Barbara CVB & Film-Greg Peterson
Photo Credit: Santa Barbara CVB & Film-Ron Berg

Take the PCH

09/30/13
Between Los Angeles and San Francisco, driving up or driving down, stop at Santa Barbara. Walk around this city, enjoy the sand and kayak and swim their ocean. Relax by the promenade, take some shots and stare at the palms before going back to the PCH. Worth it.
Ruth Damaris

Segway Tours

The best way to see Santa Barbara! Be guided on a tour through Santa Barbara and learn things you never knew about this exciting place while having a blast on an easy to use Segway.
Cost: $75 - $110
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Shoreline Park

This is a great way to actually see the ocean instead of buildings. Walk, ride bikes or roller blade around the park and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Take a picnic and find a nice shaded place to eat and watch the people.
Cost: Free
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Lobero Theatre

Originally founded in 1873, this theater is a city landmark. This theater offers a variety of live shows for you to enjoy!
Cost: $30 and up
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Language

English

Currency

[USD] American Dollars

Airports

Santa Barbara Municipal Airport [SBA]