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Activities to Get Your Blood Pumping

Adventure seekers visiting Santa Barbara will rejoice at the thrilling outdoor activities and sports available. Set off by bike or head out into to the ocean for jet skiing—whatever your interests, Santa Barbara has recreational activities everyone, at any skill level, can enjoy.


There is no better way to truly experience a city than to explore by bike. Plan your own self-guided tour when you rent bikes from Wheel Fun Rentals, or book with Santa Barbara Adventure Company for a guided tour.

The best way to see Santa Barbara is without a car! Learn more about our Car Free Experience Package. Guests who stay at Brisas Del Mar, Lavender Inn by the Sea, and Inn by the Harbor can enjoy our free cruiser bikes, for up to four hours. 


Grab your finest set of clubs and head over to one of the many golfing clubs in Santa Barbara. Enjoy a relaxing day on the golf course in the beautiful Santa Barbara sunshine. Popular local clubs include Glen Annie Golf Club and Santa Barbara Golf Club.

Our Tee and Sea Golf Package is the perfect way to round out your stay in Santa Barbara. 

Horseback Riding/Polo

Experience the California landscape while on a leisurely trail ride on horseback at the Circle Bar B Guest Ranch. Guests can also enjoy the refined elegance of the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club and catch a polo match or sign up for lessons to learn the game.

Water Sports

Our coastal location is perfect for enjoying fun and thrilling water sports and other outdoor activities in Santa Barbara. Set off on excursions to neighboring islands, go scuba diving, kayaking and more with Truth Aquatics or Captain Jack’s Tours & Events, top water sports companies in the city.

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