About Santa Barbara
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a charming coastal town known for its incredible surf breaks. Santa Barbara also sits at the crossroads of Northern and Southern California, giving the town its own distinctive culture. Sometimes called the “American Riviera,” Santa Barbara is said to have a Mediterranean climate, which is characterized by mild winters and warm summers. There’s never a bad time to pay this beach town a visit!
Things to do in Santa Barbara
Get your suntan lotion and surf wax ready! Santa Barbara beaches have a reputation for being quiet, clean, and spacious. The most popular and lively spot is East Beach, which offers activities ranging from volleyball and a children’s play area to weekly drumming performances and art shows. Other favorites include serene Butterfly Beach, a few miles from downtown, and dog-friendly Arroyo Burro Beach. Window shop and dine on State Street in the heart of downtown or go wine tasting along the “Urban Wine Trail.” For dining with panoramic ocean views, head down to Stearns Wharf, the longest deep water pier between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Kids will love the Ty Warner Sea Center and Santa Barbara Zoo, while the adults in the party will enjoy perfecting their swing at one of the championship golf courses. Don’t forget to spend some time exploring the mountainside! La Cumbre Peak has breathtaking vistas and Red Rock offers a refreshing dip in a swimming hole after a day of hiking.
Santa Barbara Accommodations
You can fly in directly to the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport or drive into town along scenic Highway 1. The seemingly ubiquitous Spanish Colonial Revival architecture around Santa Barbara goes in perfect harmony with the town’s historic roots, the centerpiece of which is the well-preserved Mission Santa Barbara. It is easy to find a vacation rental with a pool and ocean views, but more quirky properties are also available. From the Scarface Villa to the Ablitt House, an artistic masterpiece, you are sure to find something to suit your travel needs on Tripping.com!
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For travelers planning for an extended stay, long-term lodging and corporate rentals only cost an average of $9815 a month. Save hundreds with Tripping.com and even book instantly with properties marked “Instabook.” Santa Barbara has 1415 gorgeous homes with 226 pet-friendly rentals to choose from, perfect for your furry friends. Check out our listings now to get the latest deals, and book the right vacation rental for you and the whole family. Feel at home wherever you are and experience an unforgettable vacation with Tripping.com.Search properties from 12 rental sites in Santa Barbara where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Booking.com, and HRS Holidays. There are 613 HomeAway rentals, 552 Booking.com short term rentals and 74 HRS Holidays vacation rentals.