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Tours & Tastings
Tours & Tastings

Santa Barbara covers a massive area, offering a wide range of places to sit back and relax with one of your favorite libations. Be it a mouth-watering PInot Noir from the Santa Rita Hills AVA or an ice-chilled cocktail at one of the many beachside bars.

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Hotels & Resorts
Hotels & Resorts

Whether you want to wake up and walk right out onto a beach, or enjoy one of the sleepy towns such as Solvang or Lompoc, you've got a wide range of accommodations that will suit any budget.

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Bars & Restaurants
Bars & Restaurants

From farm-to-table culinary experiences to street tacos, your palette will be overjoyed with all the food options available in the Santa Barbara area.

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Transportation & Tour Companies
Transportation & Tour Companies

Getting Santa Barbara is relatively is easy as it's about a 2 hour drive from Los Angeles, 5 hours San Francisco and the local airport has plenty of flight options to choose from.

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Weather

Santa Barbara's seasons

Know what the best season is to visit Santa Barbara and what to wear.

Winter
Winter

The temperatures may drop a bit in Santa Barbara, but with 300+ sunny days, it can't be all that bad, right?

Spring
Spring

Spring is when temperatures begin to rise steadily towards the low 70s where inland temps can reach the high 70s to low 80s near late April.

Summer
Summer

In Santa Barbara, the summers are warm, arid, and clear and the winters are cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 77°F and is rarely below 35°F or above 84°F.

Fall
Fall

Fall the leaves start to drop and so do the temps as you'll see an average temp in the high 50s to the low 60s inland.

Tips

Santa Barbara's travel tips

Traveling to Santa Barbara

  • Fly directly into Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) which is about 20 minutes north of downtown Santa Barbara. Or fly into any of the airports in Los Angeles area, including Ventura Airport and drive about 2 hours north on Highway 101 offering amazing vistas of the Pacific Ocean long the route.
  • There are plenty of small, private airports scattered about, but there's also other transportation options such as ride-hailing apps and tour companies you can hire to get you about.
  • Within the Santa Barbara downtown area, there's a public bus service, but if you want to get out to Santa Ynez Valley or Santa Rita Hills, you'll need to hire a private service.
About Santa Barbara

With six AVAs and nine distinct wine trails, you can explore Santa Barbara Wine Country for days and never have the same experience twice. Spend a day puttering on unexplored country roads dotted with estate vineyards, stroll through charming towns tasting and poking into boutiques and art galleries along the way, or have an edgy, city experience sampling small-batch producers on the Urban Wine Trail.

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