Places of Interest
Santa Barbara Hotels
Often called the American Riviera, Santa Barbara is known for its temperate climate and lush scenery. Santa Barbara hotels provide a wide selection of rooms for unique events such as the Summer Solstice parade, the California Lemon Festival, and the Santa Barbara Wine Festival. When booking a room, visitors can select from budget hotels further inland to five-star hotels on the water.
Santa Barbara Quick Picks and Tips
Most Santa Barbara hotels are within a short drive of the beach. East Beach is the perfect playground for swimmers, joggers, bicyclists, and people just seeking some California sunshine.
Whether you are a bargain hunter or a fervent foodie, Santa Barbara offers the best in dining, like great French cuisine at Bouchon.
Major Point of Interest
Guests can visit the Stearns Wharf. Built in 1872, the pier offers a dozen shops and restaurants and one of the best views of the California coastline.
Enjoy fashionable clothing boutiques, rare antique shops, art galleries, and interesting craft shops like at El Paseo, California's first shopping center, built in the 1920s.
The Santa Barbara Urban Wine Tour takes wine enthusiasts through the Santa Barbara's wineries, all within easy walking distance of the Downtown area.