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The Best Outdoor Activities in Santa Barbara

Located in California’s breathtaking Central Coast, Santa Barbara is a city rife with outdoor activities and attractions. From whale watching to hiking to relaxing on the beach, there is no shortage of outdoor fun to be found in Santa Barbara.

Beaches

Our coastal city is home to many of California’s most beautiful beaches. Catch some waves, soak up the sun, and relax in the sand during your stay in Santa Barbara. Visit our favorite local beaches: El Capitan State Beach, Butterfly Beach and Leadbetter Beach.

Boating

Take to the water and spend a sunny California afternoon sailing in the Pacific Ocean. Local vendors, like Santa Barbara Sailing Center and Sunset Kidd Sailing, offer visitors amazing opportunities to go on cruises, sailing, kayaking, whale watching, and more.

Learn more about our Seashore Cruise and Soother Package, which includes accommodations for two and a sunset cruise for two. 

Parks

Get a taste for the California wilderness during your visit. Explore the many County Parks within close distance to our Santa Barbara hotels. Guests will enjoy the range of parks available; a favorite among locals is the beautiful and mountainous Los Padres National Forest.

Our Locations

Pepper Tree Innbest western plus

Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

Encina Inn & Suitesbest western plus

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites

Brisas Del Mar, Inn at the Beach

Brisas Del Mar, Inn at the Beach

Lavender Inn by the Sea

Lavender Inn by the Sea

Inn by the Harbor

Inn by the Harbor

Santa Barbara Hotel Group

Santa Barbara Hotel Group