Discover Central Coast
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.
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.
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.
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.