When you need a weekend, or even a whole week, to kick back and relax, there’s nothing better than planning a fun getaway with the girls! Santa Barbara is a beautiful seaside community in California that offers fun things to do surrounded by amazing scenery. Relax by the beach, tour wine country, and more!
Head to the Funk Zone
As the name suggests, the Funk Zone is the funky warehouse district that makes up downtown Santa Barbara. To truly get a taste of the local life, walk through the Funk Zone and explore the numerous art galleries and boutiques. When you get hungry, you’ll find some amazing restaurants to grab lunch, happy hour, or dinner. In addition to great shopping and delicious eats, the Funk Zone also has a wide variety of breweries and wine tasting bars that are perfect to pop in and grab a glass of wine or flight of craft beer!
Hit the Beaches!
It wouldn’t be a vacation to the California coast without a trip to one or more of its amazing beaches! Suit up with the girls and head to the beach for a day of sun, fun, and great backdrops for your selfies! If you are feeling adventurous, book some surf lessons and truly get in the California spirit! Santa Barbara has many popular wave spots, but beginners will enjoy hitting up Leadbetter Point or Campus Point. If the squad has some surfing experience and are feeling adventurous, Rincon Point is a perfect half mile stretch of surf known as the “Queen of the Coast.”
Take a Wine Tour
Santa Barbara is part of California’s rich wine country, and there are dozens of local vineyards that offer tours for winos! They may not be as well-known as Napa or Sonoma, but the vineyards here are still friendly and the tours are welcoming. Taking a tour of a vineyard is an experience like no other, as you truly see the journey of the wine from grape to bottle, and can taste the wine while overviewing the beautiful land in which it grew. Best of all – lots of wine! Sunstone Vineyards & Winery and Babcock Winery & Vineyards frequently make the list of best wineries in Santa Barbara County!
Santa Barbara Getaway
No matter whether you and the girls like to be adventurous on the beach, have fun hitting the town, or relaxing and wine tasting, Santa Barbara is the perfect place for your next group trip!