There is nothing more romantic than spending an evening with your loved one in the beautiful city of Santa Barbara. Our West Coast home features a variety of wonderful attractions and activities to help you have the best stay possible. Make sure to get out one day and enjoy an incredibly romantic date. Here are some date night hotspots in Santa Barbara:
Stroll Through Downtown
Santa Barbara is an incredibly beautiful city that deserves to be seen during your stay. Enjoy a date night with your loved one by exploring the city by foot. Thousands of visitors each year make their way to Santa Barbara to host weddings and other big events. You will notice that the buildings are designed with rustic Spanish red tile that shines in the sunlight. History and architecture lovers will be absolutely amazed by the beauty this style brings to the city.
Sunset at Butterfly Beach
There is nothing more romantic than spending time on the beach with a loved one, especially during sunset. You can find the best sunset views when you head over to Butterfly Beach. This local beach faces west instead of south like most other beaches in the area. Since the temperatures in Santa Barbara are typically mild you can enjoy a stroll on the beach during sundown with comfort. Plan your own romantic picnic by bringing a bottle of champagne and your favorite light snacks to share. There is an elevated rock wall that is a great place to get the best vantage point of the horizon. Don’t miss out on this romantic beach!
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
It may seem like an odd suggestion but visiting the Santa Barbara County Courthouse is a romantic activity you will absolutely love. As mentioned, Santa Barbara features a beautiful Spanish influence on the architecture and is most apparent with the Santa Barbara Court House. This majestic building stands tall and offers plenty for you to enjoy during a date. You can tour the courthouse and see the incredible murals on display. The outdoor courtyard is often busy with individuals taking wedding photos. You will find plenty of space to lay out a picnic for two. The El Mirador Clock Tower will provide incredible views that surround the courthouse. Last but not least, make sure you explore the onsite gardens. This popular attraction features native flora that is on display. You can easily lose track of time when you visit the Santa Barbara County Courthouse.
Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours
For the best views in town, you simply cannot beat the views with Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours. This local tour company will take you on an aviation tour of the skies above Santa Barbara. The majestic views of the coastline are second to none. You can book a private tour where you have an hour to take in all the sights. You can even add a bottle of wine or champagne to your flight for an even more romantic experience.
Go Wine Tasting
Northern California is known as “Wine Country.” While Santa Barbara may not be situated that far north, it does offer its fair share of locally owned wineries you can visit. Specifically, the Urban Wine Trail is located in downtown Santa Barbara where you can enjoy tasting flights from several different wineries. Couples are able to take a self-guided tour by picking out their own choices for wineries to visit. You will find all of your favorite styles of wine available to taste; make sure to buy a bottle or two to bring back to your vacation rental!
Romantic Dining in Santa Barbara
Of course, a romantic date night is not complete without a romantic dinner for two. You will find a variety of incredible restaurants right here in the city that offer romantic settings and incredible food to go with it. You can find wonderful Californian and French cuisine when you dine with bouchon Santa Barbara. This fine dining restaurant offers farm fresh entrees that pair perfectly with the selection of local wines. The Lark Santa Barbara is another great option that serves up New American cuisine inside a former fish market. Don’t worry as the interior has been completely remodeled and features a romantic setting. Your servers can help you pick out the perfect meal and wine to go with it. Enjoy your food on the patio that offers beautiful views of the city. Both of these romantic restaurants continue to feature dine-in services.
More to Enjoy in Santa Barbara
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your date night right here in Santa Barbara. Make the most of your vacation by reserving one of our exclusive vacation rentals in the city. Enjoy privacy and fine amenities that no other lodging can offer.