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Things to do in Santa Barbara

Top Things To Do In Santa Barbara

Known as the "American Riviera," 90 miles north of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara offers exciting experiences at every turn. Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or an extended business stay, you'll love being near the best things to do in Santa Barbara, CA, from beaches and golf courses to a creative culinary scene. Explore our guide to the best Santa Barbara attractions, activities, and cultural experiences near our collection of hotels.

Local Attractions at Santa Barbara Hotel Collection

Local Attractions

Our hotels put you near the best attractions in Santa Barbara, including the Santa Barbara Bowl and the picturesque Harbor. Explore our vibrant coastal city and natural surroundings, from winery tours and shopping markets to sun-kissed beaches.

Outdoor Activities at Santa Barbara Hotel Collection

Outdoor Activities

Discover fun outdoor adventures on California's central coast, from whale watching and sailing to hiking, golf, and beach bumming. With perfect weather year-round, it's always a good time to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and fun outdoor activities in Santa Barbara.

Wineries at Santa Barbara Hotel Collection


Tap into your inner sommelier and enjoy tastings at world-class wineries and vineyards in Santa Barbara County. Sip delicious wines at Wineries in the Presidio and Carr Winery while soaking in stunning views.

Restaurants & Dining at SB Hotels

Restaurants & Dining

Savor the fresh flavors of our coastal destination. From romantic waterfront dining to traditional Mexican fare, you'll find a mix of Santa Barbara restaurants, cafes, and bars near our hotels. 
Colleges and Universities at Santa Barbara Hotel Collection

Colleges and Universities

Santa Barbara is home to many esteemed colleges and universities, such as Santa Barbara City College, UC Santa Barbara, and Westmont College.