There’s no better way to kick off 2020 than with a trip to the California seaside. Santa Barbara is one of the most unique cities around, and you’ll have the time of your life on your first Santa Barbara vacation of 2020. Take some of these awesome ideas for what to do while you’re in town:

Attend the International Film Festival

Since 1986, January has been the time of year for lovers of international film to flock to Santa Barbara for our annual International Film Festival. This festival takes place on Saturday, January 25th, and if you’re a lover of the film yourself, it’s a stellar way to kick-off 2020.

Go Sledding and See the Snow

Santa Barbara has a fairly temperate climate throughout the year, which makes it a great winter holiday destination. But everyone loves a little bit of snow, especially the kids. So while you’re here in Santa Barbara, head to the Santa Barbara Zoo on Sunday, January 26th, 2020 from 10:00am – 3:00pm for an artificially created perfect snow day. Watch all the zoo animals play in the snow, and take your kids sledding. They’re going to drop 80 tons of snow for this event, so there will be enough to last all day!

Spend Your Stay in a Winter Haven

You’ll want a gorgeous home to spend your stay in to start the year off right. Check out the Hideaway View, which comes equipped with a disarming rustic charm that will have you falling in love right away. Or maybe you’ll love the Driftwood Beach Retreat, with its beach access and unparalleled ocean views. See the dolphins and seals from your own home! This property sits in a prime location, with mountain views, nearby hiking trails, and close proximity to downtown Carpinteria. If you’re yearning for more, take a look at the Paradise Ranch, where all your cares will melt away in the face of luxury. This property has it all, from a spa to a gym to a trampoline for the little ones to enjoy. Sit around the outdoor fireplace and enjoy each other’s company!

Get a Head Start on 2020 with a Santa Barbara Vacation

The best way to start a new year is with a refreshing getaway to a lovely town. The best part of it all is finding a comfortable home to stay in while you’re visiting, so you can truly rejuvenate for the new year. Just give us a call today at 1-805-275-1851 and we’ll get you started!