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Scuba gear - check. Hiking boots - check. Lousy weather - uncheck! Clear skies, sunshine and year-round mild weather put smiles on the faces of visitors who love to explore a destination inside and out, with the emphasis on "out."
And if you think we're all about the beach, think again. Santa Barbara is an equal-opportunity water, land and air destination. Sure, surfers and boogie boarders can ride the waves, and kayakers can dip their paddles, but head for the hills and you can be almost 2,500 feet above sea level, hiking to the hot springs of Gaviota Peak, horseback riding in the Santa Barbara hills or rock climbing "The Y" at San Ysidro Canyon. If golf is your game, Santa Barbara's many world-class golf courses will beckon with their rolling fairways and panoramic views.
Across the Santa Barbara Channel, you'll find Channel Islands National Park—a string of five islands uninhabited by people, but home to a variety of unique animals and plants found nowhere else on Earth. From Santa Barbara Harbor, take a short boat trip (keep an eye out for dolphins, whales and seals!) to enjoy a day of guided sea kayaking, hiking or snorkeling along this mystic coastline.
Do your dreams take you even higher? With just a few hours training, get a birds-eye view of the Pacific coastline as you paraglide your way through a vacation you'll never forget.
Luxurious Accommodations, Fine Cuisine, Horseback riding. Amazing horseback riding, tranquil surroundings, excellent food and warm hospitality await you at the Circle Bar B Guest Ranch. Whether you’re ...MORE
Located fifteen minutes north of downtown Santa Barbara, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, lies El Capitan Canyon, an incredible resort secluded amongst ancient sycamores ...MORE
Unique bikes & way more!Welcome to Wheel Fun Rentals, home of the nation's premier recreational rental outlets. Look for us in leisure time and tourist destinations, in parks, at beaches, in hotels ...MORE
We are proudly ranked NUMBER ONE on TripAdvisor out of 104 attractions in Santa Barbara! See a part of Santa Barbara few visitors ever get to experience with the best outfitter in town. Our guides ...MORE
Set amidst acres of wilderness flanked by the picturesque Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains, lies glimmering Cachuma Lake. Here you will find practically everything you need for a relaxing getaway ...MORE
We offer Wine Tasting tours starting at $50, Beer Tasting tours, Coastal Sailboat Cruises and Kayak Tours starting at $35, Horseback Rides starting at $42 and more. Captain Jack's Tours offers these ...MORE
What’s Fun to do in Santa Barbara? Lil’ Toot is a beautifully built yellow tugboat that is cute and memorable. The interior is light and comfortable with padded seating for all. Our ...MORE
Close to Santa Barbara, yet worlds apart, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary encompasses the ocean environment surrounding five of the eight California Channel Islands - Anacapa, Santa Cruz, ...MORE
Channel Islands Outfitters is California's premier guide service for kayaking & snorkeling the sea caves of The Channel Islands National Park. CIO's Paddle Sports Center is Santa Barbara's premier ...MORE
Flanked by towering palms on one side and the blue Pacific on the other, the Chase Palm Park Center is a “hidden jewel” located on the ocean side of Cabrillo Boulevard opposite the ...MORE
WHALE WATCHING SEASON IS IN FULL SWING: Between December and May nearly 15,000 California gray whales travel 10,000 miles along the Pacific Coast. These whales swim from cold Arctic feeding grounds to ...MORE
Join us for a climb above the clouds in our comfortable, safe, 4 to 7-passenger custom Jeeps to the top of the Santa Ynez Mountains and beyond. From off-road trails to lush valley vineyards, ...MORE
The Condor Express offers a variety of spectacular excursions in the Santa Barbara Channel aboard our state of the art high - speed catamaran, the 75' CONDOR EXPRESS. Our cruising ground includes the ...MORE
What we do at Flag Is Up Farm Private & Corporate Events Monty and Pat Roberts offer an enriching experience for your team building exercise, incentive trip, or corporate assembly. In the ...MORE
Glen Annie Golf Club is a championship golf course situated in the rolling foothills of scenic Santa Barbara. This challenging layout is enhanced by breathtaking panoramic ocean and mountain views and ...MORE
Our ranch-style clubhouse overlooks a beautiful Billy Casper designed executive nine golf course and the Santa Ynez mountains. Manicured lawns, pond, pool deck and event rooms with oak floors and ...MORE
A small, out of the way, neighborhood park with spectacular views of the city and Santa Ynez mountains that can be enjoyed from the picnic tables or the children's playground area. Reservable sites.
Land near Jalama Creek was once a Chumash Indian settlement named "Halama". In 1943, 23.5 acres of privately owned land was donated to the County of Santa Barbara, and thus, our park was formed. ...MORE
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This lush and friendly neighborhood park features a children's playground and reservable group picnic facilities. Other highlights include towering trees and a short, pleasant walk to a spectacular ...MORE
Ganna Walska Lotusland, the 37-acre estate of the late Madame Ganna Walska located in Montecito, is a rare botanical nirvana. Lotusland features an enormous diversity of exotic plants from around the ...MORE
Twelve hard courts include an enclosed wood stadium court and three lighted courts until 9pm. Three backboards. Main tournament site. Historic wood stadium.
From the Mmoment we opened in January of 1998, Rancho San Marcos Golf Course has been a classic. Designed by legendary golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., this course became the talk of the ...MORE
The championship golf course at Sandpiper has been rated by Golf Digest in the top twenty five public golf courses in the nation. It was designed by William F. Bell and opened in 1972 featuring ...MORE
Romantic ... Invigorating ... Inspiring Private & small group rides offered daily on a secluded Santa Barbara beach. It's Great Fun for Couples and Families! Experience the invigorating (and ...MORE
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