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6 Must-Do Activities on Your Next Trip to Santa Barbara

This Is How to Spend a Dreamy Day in This Peaceful California Town 

The beauty and tranquility of this coastal California town is something everyone needs to experience at least once. From the sea to the vineyards, Santa Barbara offers a peaceful getaway. With luxurious accommodations, fantastic restaurants and memorable experiences, these Santa Barbara destinations aren’t to be missed. Regardless of the season, the magic of Santa Barbara can be felt every day of the year.  Santa Barbara Itinerary


Modern Beach House 

Rosewood Miramar Beach

Don’t come to Santa Barbara without staying at the renowned Rosewood Miramar Beach. Stretching along the exclusive coast of Montecito, the luxurious rooms overlook either the ocean or delightful gardens. Hop in a colorful Jolly to explore the property! Whether it’s a romantic couples getaway or family vacation, this is the spot to stay. 

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Elevated Picnic Experience  

Santa Barbara Picnic Company

Elevated Picnic Experience  

Celebrate a special occasion or simply shake up date night on your visit; Santa Barbara Picnic Company creates bespoke, customizable picnics in dreamy spots around town. Snap stunning photos of the set up, and trust us, you’ll remember this experience for years to come!

Pizza, Please

Bettina Pizza

Bettina Pizza
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Pizza is always a good idea, and at Bettina, the Neapolitan-style pizza made with seasonal California ingredients is a match made in heaven. Cozy up inside, where you can enjoy the full bar surrounded by a chic white-and-green interior. 

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Head to the Funk Zone

Topa Topa Brewing

Santa Barbara has a great selection of breweries to try; Topa Topa Brewing is one worth hopping over to. “Located in the heart of the glorious Funk Zone, our Santa Barbara taproom is a shared, communal space with something for everyone,” says co-founder Jack Dyer.



Raise a Glass

Blackbird at Hotel Californian

Before your dinner plans, stop by Blackbird at Hotel Californian for upscale cocktails by the legendary mixologist Devon Espinosa and seasonal bites in the moody, black-and-white atmosphere. Cheers to a great night ahead!

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Sunset Sailing

Santa Barbara Sailing Center

Sunset Sailing
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Top off your trip in Santa Barbara with a sailing excursion! Catch a breathtaking sunset while seeing how many dolphins, whales and sea lions you can spot. Sunset cruises are offered year-round for only $65 per adult.

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Taylor is a graduate from the University of Southern California with a degree in journalism. She is our Los Angeles and Orange County editor. You can find her dining at a new restaurant, in the ocean or planning her next adventure. Say hello!




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