Welcome to the Californian sun that can be enjoyed year-round in Santa Barbara. The minute you arrive at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport you will feel that relaxed vibe that flows through this city. With its gorgeous beaches, sunny weather, and the scenery to match, you will have no regrets whatsoever choosing to stay in Santa Barbara.
Scenic Santa Barbara is a dreamy destination for everybody who loves the sunshine. The so-called American Riviera is a perfect family destination as well as a romantic one. For a family vacation, a day at Santa Barbara Zoo is highly recommended. The zoo hosts about 600 animals and has been named best small zoo numerous times. Another animal-related stop that is fun for travelers with kids is the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. There are several exhibitions and activities that vary throughout the year. Even if you’ve visited Santa Barbara before, it remains fun to explore further.
Obviously, when in Santa Barbara, you cannot skip the beach. There are many beaches located in the southern area of Santa Barbara. You can tan the entire day, build sandcastles, take a romantic walk, or go swimming. Alternatively, you can opt for some active things to do at the beach. In Santa Barbara, you will find a variety of water sports, such as stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing, and sailing. Even if you have never tried them before, there are many organizations offering beginners classes as well as more advanced courses.
There are also many parks in Santa Barbara. Shoreline Park, Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, Gainey Vineyard, and Moreton Bay Fig Tree are all stops in the city that do not necessarily involve a beach but still have that relaxing vibe. Essentially, that is what Santa Barbara is about: Relaxing, enjoying the beautiful weather, and doing whatever you feel like doing.
Discovering Santa Barbara gets a lot easier when renting a car. You can see the various beaches, drive through the city, enjoy Santa Barbara’s nightlife, and even visit Los Padres National Forest that is located North of the city. Whether it is just a great deal you are looking for or a car with many luxuries, we at Orbitz can help you choose. At our affordable rates, anyone can find that perfect spacious SUV or that compact and comfortable car.