Santa Barbara is one of the best places to experience the wonders of California. From the rich local culture to the beautiful Pacific Ocean, you’ll be up to your ears in activities! Here are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind if you want to make this Santa Barbara getaway the most extravagant you’ve ever had:

What to Do During Your Santa Barbara Getaway

You’ll want to visit the beach as often as you can while in town, of course. But make some time for Mission Santa Barbara, too! On top of that, you’ll want to hit Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara Zoo, and, if you really want to make this vacation memorable, book a ride on a whale watching tour. These are some of the best tourist attractions in Santa Barbara!

Where to Eat

If you want something modern and fun head over to PokeCeviche, where the atmosphere is cool, and the food is killer. If you want to dine somewhere with history, make sure to visit The Lark, named for a train of the Southern Pacific Railroad and resting in the Funk Zone. The Funk Zone is an area home to a rich art scene, galleries, shops, and the famous Urban Wine Trail, which you won’t want to miss out on if you’re a wine lover. Finish out your trip with dinner at the Red Piano—arguably the classiest place to eat in Santa Barbara.

Where to Stay

The best way you can treat yourself for your Santa Barbara getaway is to stay right on the water in a luxury rental property. Check out the Beachside Bungalow. The combination of modern interior architecture, full stock of amenities, and the fact that it sits right on the sand at Pandaro Beach make this property a frontrunner for best places to stay in Santa Barbara. If you have a bigger group, like a large family or a bunch of friends all hitting the seaside together, check out the Santa Barbara Beach Estate. This private and luxurious ocean-front home sleeps up to ten people and comes with not only all the amenities you’ll need for your stay but a view of the ocean that’s unparalleled. You can even take a swim in your pool and enjoy the ocean view at the same time. Here are some of the most popular Downtown Santa Barbara vacation rentals!

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How to Get Started

Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful places you could ever visit at the seaside, and in order to enjoy it to its fullest, you’ll want the coziest, most luxurious Paradise Retreats property to stay in while you’re here. Call us today at 1.805.275.1851 or email us at reservations@paradiseretreats.com to get started on choosing the perfect property for your Santa Barbara getaway!