Santa Barbara Travel Information – How to Have Fun in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Travel Information
Santa Barbara Travel Information is the ultimate guide of things to do in Santa Barbara. This lovely city is located between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It’s known as the “American Riveria” because of its Mediteranian climate and stunning ocean views. It’s a popular resort destination.

Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Wine CountryGo Wine Tasting at Wineries
Santa Barbara is home to many world class wineries. Most wineries are located in the Santa Ynez Valley. However, there are wineries scattered throughout Santa Barbara County. Take time to explore the urban wineries in Santa Barbara, Solvang, Buellton, Los Olivos, Santa Maria, and Lompoc. This area is most recognized for its outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. However, many other varietals are also produced. Learn about these wineries. Plan a tour of these wineries soon!

Stearns Wharf - Santa Barbara PierThere’s lots to do at Stearn’s Wharf. Dine, fish, shop, have your palm read. There’s even an interactive marine museum. East Beach is located next to the pier. Relax on the beach, swim in the ocean, or play a game of beach volleyball. Enjoy the skateboard park just east of the wharf. Rent a bike or surrey or even walk down the Cabrillo Bike Path that runs along the coastline.

Santa Barbara Brewing

Santa Barbara Brewing

Taste Craft Beer
Santa Barbara has a number of breweries where you can taste handcrafted, quality brews. Many of these breweries also serve food and televisions. Some have live music. It’s easy to find good beer in a fun setting. Browse the list and make plans to check out the Santa Barbara beer scene!

Santa Barbara Golf Club

Santa Barbara Golf Club

Make reservations to play a round of golf at the wonderful Santa Barbara Golf Courses Many courses overlook the Pacific Ocean. Others have scenic mountain views. Find the course that fits your needs.

Nojoqui Falls Santa Barbara

Hike to Nojoqui Falls. This is a short hike to a waterfall that has a 80 foot drop. Spring is the best time for this hike because the falls will disappear by summer. This hike through a shady canyon is less than a mile roundtrip. Nojoqui Falls is seven miles south of Solvang, not far off of Highway 101.

Victorian Mansion

Victorian Mansion

Explore the charming town of Los Alamos, which is 45 miles south of Santa Barbara. Browse the antique shops. Taste wine at the tasting rooms. Enjoy a wonderful meal at Full of Life Flatbread. They have the most delicious wood-fired pizzas. Stay at the Victorian Inn where you will find the most unique themed rooms. This small town is quickly becoming known as a place to “get alway from it all”.

Where to Stay in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is a popular vacation destination. You will find all of the typical hotel chains in the area. There are many choices for lodging. Consider staying overnight at one of these unique options:

Simpson House Inn Santa BarbaraSimpson House Inn is a beautiful Santa Barbara Bed and Breakfast. The lush gardens are lovely. Staff is friendly and welcoming. Rooms are well appointed. Food is excellent. This is the place to go if you want to be pampered. Simpson House is the only bed and breakfast in North America that is rated 5 diamonds by AAA.

El Capitan Canyon - luxury camping
El Capitan Canyon
offers unique lodging in Santa Barbara. This resort offers a “glamping” experience. It’s camping, but with all of the luxuries of home. Enjoy luxury accommodations complete with private bathroom and down comforters. There’s a campfire and picnic table outside each luxury cabin or tent. Ride a bike down to the beach. It’s your chance to be close to nature, but still have all the amenities you desire.

This Santa Barbara Travel Information guide also recommends The Fess Parker Doubletree if you are looking for a hotel on the beach. This dog-friendly hotel offers upscale accommodations. Many rooms have an ocean view and there’s also a bar with an ocean view.

Where to Eat in Santa Barbara

Jane Restaurant - Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara Travel Information has a number of recommendations for dining in the area. One of our favorites is a small restaurant on State Street called Jane. The food is fabulous and the price is quite reasonable. It’s a family owned restaurant that takes pride in their service. Don’t miss a chance to have their signature dessert, coconut cake!

You can’t go wrong with Bouchon for exceptional fine dining in a French atmosphere. It’s a charming restaurant with excellent service. If you are in the mood for authentic Mexican cuisine, head to Mony’s Mexican Food. Enjoy great food at a reasonable price. This small restaurant is extremely popular. Many find it convenient to order their meal take-out. Pizza lovers rave about Olio Pizzeria. They have a large variety of delicious pizzas and salads to choose from. Friendly service in a comfortable, relaxing setting.

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Fun Things to Do in Napa Valley

Napa is known for its world class wineries and fabulous gourmet restaurants. However, you’ll find that there are many other fun things to do in the Napa Valley. If you are headed to the world famous Napa Valley, be sure to check out this you tube video to see what else there is to do in Napa.

5 Easy Steps for Tasting Wine

Have you ever wondered exactly what you are suppose to do as you taste wine? These tips will walk you through the basic tasting step by step. This is an informative guide made especially for newbies!

Bothe Napa Valley State Park

Bothe Napa Valley State Park has beautiful hiking trails, campgrounds, streams, and picnic areas. Enjoy breathtaking tall trees and landscapes. Hike numerous trails that the park has to offer. Located near Calistoga in the Napa Valley. Conveniently located just off of Highway 26. My recommendation? Stop at Ad Hoc and picked up some of their amazing chicken dinners to go and stop here for a picnic. It’s a nice break and not out of the way at all!

Discover Vision Quest Safari Bed & Breakfast in Salinas California!

Enjoy a unique vacation with safari surroundings. Some animals at Vision Quest are: elephants, bears, birds, reptiles, anteaters, hyenas, Kinkajous, kangaroo, ferrets, monkeys, and many others! Located in Monterey County. Come for a tour or spend the night in their safari tent cabins. Guides escort some of the animals right to your tent so you can feed them breakfast. This truly is a unique experience!

Paso Robles Golf Courses

Combine a California wine tour with a round of golf in the Paso Robles area. Enjoy wine tasting at world class wineries and golfing surrounded by the gorgeous central coast scenery. Paso is the place to experience both passions in one destination.

San Luis Obispo Golf Courses

Take time out in San Luis Obispo to enjoy a round of golf! San Luis Obispo has many charming golf courses. Some of the golf courses are highlighted in the video: Cypress Ridge Golf Club, BlackLake Golf Resort, Monarch Dunes Golf Club, and Pismo State Beach Golf Course. If you are a golfer, you’ll want to view this video!


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