Vacations aren’t generally a time where we concern ourselves about fitness, but in a world that idolizes the fit and the fabulous, it never hurts to at least give it a try. Since your Santa Barbara vacation is already guaranteed to be life changing, this list of activities will be the perfect fit. Mixing sightseeing and exercise is easy when you have suggestions from your new friends here at Paradise Retreats!
The volleyball courts at East Beach are so much fun, it won’t even seem like you are working on your fitness! Soak in the sun as you join in a pick-up game with your new friends, but don’t let their friendliness fool you; these players are fiercely competitive, and while you may not notice it during the game, your sore muscles after will be begging for a soak in your Paradise Retreats hot tub!
Take Time to Smell the Flowers
The Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens offer 5.5 miles of paths designed for hikes during all seasons, and the beautiful flowers that you find along the way will take your mind off the realization that you are, in fact, getting some exercise in during your sightseeing experience!
Run with Fido on Arroyo Burro Beach
Your faithful companion will love you even more when you spend an hour or so frolicking with him on the beach. Arroyo Burro Beach is pet-friendly and offers breath taking views of the rocky cliffs for which we are famous. Bring a picnic lunch and a blanket and enjoy a sunset dinner by the water after a long afternoon of running on the beach.
Combining two calming, yet physically challenging, sports, stand-up paddleboarding and its spin-off, SUP yoga, have become the nation’s latest obsession. Discover muscles you never knew existed as you practice your downward facing dog atop an oversized surf board in the calm waters of Santa Barbara Harbor. The warmth of the sun helps make muscles more flexible, and the beauty of the surrounding area will make you forget you are working on staying fit.
Swimming is the Ultimate in Fitness Activities
Many of our Paradise Retreats vacation escapes come with private pools or community pool access. Start each morning gliding through the water as the sun rises overhead, then towel off and head back inside for a hearty breakfast you’ve prepared in advance. Reserve your Paradise Retreats luxury vacation escape today!