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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Our Tripping.com vacation rentals will save you hundreds, offering more amenities than the average hotel room. Going on a business trip? 393 of homes in Santa Barbara offer high-speed wifi internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Have them splash around in any of the 112 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 303 homes with cable TV.
For all those dog lovers and cat lovers, Santa Barbara offers 106 pet-friendly vacation rentals at an affordable price. Book the perfect vacation home that best matches your budget and accommodation style. For the ultimate stay, check out our listings now to grab the latest deals.Search properties from 10 rental sites in Santa Barbara where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Booking.com, and TripAdvisor. There are 234 HomeAway rentals, 115 Booking.com short term rentals and 52 TripAdvisor vacation rentals.