As the winter season looms on the horizon, pack your suitcases and prepare for a magical winter getaway to the Californian seaside. Come visit us in Santa Barbara in winter, where the weather is nice all year round. We have a sweet deal when it comes to the winter climate. Not only that, but Santa Barbara will be bursting soon with winter activities like holiday events, surf season, migrating monarchs, and more.
There are a thousand different ways to spend your days here in Santa Barbara in winter. Wake up early in the brisk Californian sunrise and head out for an ice skating date at Goleta. A little north of the city you'll find Olde Fashioned Christmas, a yearly celebration at the Los Olivos wine community, complete with treats, train rides, and Santa. Spend your evenings on the town shopping, listening to live music, drinking cocktails, and more at the Santa Barbara Night Market, which only runs for a limited time during the winter season, starting after Black Friday.
Santa Barbara in winter is the perfect time of year to go exploring in the natural environment that surrounds us here. We're situated in a golden spot between mountains and wine country and the gorgeous Pacific Ocean. Take a day hike in the Santa Ynez Mountains, or take a boat ride out to Channel Islands to hike some of the most beautiful trails on the entire west coast. This time of year is the best time to go whale watching too, and best of all, the beautiful monarch butterflies make their migration between November and February.
Fill your winter days with the best food and drink that Santa Barbara has to offer. Try one of our favorite spots for Californian cuisine: Opal. If you want to try some mouthwatering craft beer, head over to Third Window Brewing. If you really want to treat yourself, splurge on an evening of fine dining at The Lark Santa Barbara (a classy and aesthetic establishment built from a former fish market) to make a grand holiday memory.
Winter is right around the corner, so why not get started on planning your winter getaway by booking our fantastic Downtown Paradise? Santa Barbara is ready for your arrival, and here at Paradise Retreats you'll find a plethora of cozy and spacious rental homes that are perfect for the winter season. Get in touch with us today at 1-805-275-1851 to get started.