Information about Santa Barbara
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!
Vacation Rentals in Santa Barbara
Looking for a vacation rental in Santa Barbara? Tripping.com has 1,276 rental homes available in Santa Barbara. Potential renters will find 9 studios, 669 1-bedroom, 201 2-bedroom and 397 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $27 a night to $6000 a night. Many of these properties are instantly bookable.
The average price of a nightly rental in Santa Barbara is $401 while the average price of a weekly rental is $3336. 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 Santa Barbara home is $10845.
Wondering if you can bring your favorite dog or cat with you? We have 203 pet friendly vacation rentals available for you. In addition to accommodating pets, Santa Barbara rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 666 rentals have internet and wifi, 1,140 have TV and/or cable and 144 have a pool or hot tub.
Search properties from 11 rental sites in Santa Barbara where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Booking.com, and TripAdvisor. There are 573 HomeAway rentals, 522 Booking.com short term rentals and 68 TripAdvisor vacation rentals.
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