Have you been dreaming of escaping to the beach with no worries or distractions? Carpinteria, a quaint town in southern California, is the perfect place for just that and more. Although this oceanside city has a small population, it packs its punch in beauty and ease. With calm beaches, hiking trails and fun activities, Carpinteria is a great trip for the whole family.
The top thing to do in Carpinteria is explore its renowned beaches, which are considered safer and more scenic than surrounding busier beaches. Whether you want to try your hand at surfing the famous Carpinteria waves or just relax at Carpinteria State Beach, there is always something to do and see. The beaches also offer tide pools during low tide and great bird watching. Be sure to check out Tar Pits Beach, which has a rare asphalt lake seeping onto the beach and trails in the surrounding area. If you happen to visit in October, you must visit the California Avocado Festival, which is free and has live music and food.
One of the best things about Carpinteria is its proximity to so many other popular California destinations. Santa Barbara is only a 25-minute drive north and has even more beaches and things to do. Check out the Santa Barbara Zoo, go shopping or explore its historic mission. About an hour and a half south and you’ll be in Santa Monica, where you can visit the classic Santa Monica Pier. Thirty more minutes and you’ll be in Los Angeles, where there are amusement parks, tourist destinations and much more.
Whether you’re looking to stay at a beach-front retreat or a luxury condo, Tripping has you covered with vacation rentals for any need. What’s better than your own private place with a beach view? Carpinteria also offers several hotels options, or if you want to be closer to nature, Carpinteria State Beach has many camping spots available for affordable prices.
The nearest airport to Carpinteria is only 30 minutes away in Santa Barbara. Shuttles are offered to get to Carpinteria, or you can rent a car. There is also an intercity bus system, VISTA, that goes to Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and more. Carpinteria has an Amtrak rail station stop as well and a local bus service.
Looking for a vacation rental in Carpinteria? Tripping.com has 112 vacation rental homes available in Carpinteria. You'll find 1 studios, 56 1-bedroom, 37 2-bedroom and 18 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $58 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Carpinteria is $287 while the average price of a weekly rental is $1995. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Carpinteria home is $25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 11 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Carpinteria. In addition to accommodating pets, Carpinteria rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 99 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 96 have TV and/or cable and 30 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 5 vacation rental sites in Carpinteria where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Booking.com. There are 80 HomeAway rentals, 18 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 7 Booking.com vacation rentals.