Santa Barbara Attractions to Visit in the Summer

Santa Barbara Attractions to Visit in the Summer

There's no better way to enjoy summer to its fullest than by heading to Santa Barbara to soak up the sun, Pacific waves, and some Santa Barbara attractions. Whether you're in the mood to hang out on the beach, sip on fine wine, or visit boutiques, Santa Barbara is the place to go. Check out these Santa Barbara attractions for the summer while you're in town!

Santa Barbara Attractions - Paddleboarding out of Santa Barbara Harbor

The Paddle Sports Center is a great place to kick off your vacation in Santa Barbara. You'll find this place in the Santa Barbara Harbor in the main village. Spend a few hours paddling leisurely on the water and enjoying the view of Santa Barbara from the water.


Lotusland is a gorgeous botanical garden widely recognized as one of the world's best, and it absolutely thrives in the summertime. This place is a fantastical wonderland, and you'll find yourself falling down the rabbit hole as you explore this luxurious and exotic assortment of plants, trees, and flowers, and architecture, ranging from water lilies to cacti to a Neptune fountain. There are 25 gardens here, and tours offered as well. This is one of the most popular Santa Barbara attractions. Check their calendar to see the events happening this summer!

Sailing in the Harbor

In the Santa Barbara Harbor, you'll be spending plenty of time laying out on the sand. But when you want to get a little closer to the waves and the sea life, consider taking a guided sailing tour! With Santa Barber Sailing Center, you can learn to sail, charter a sailboat with a captain, and rent a variety of different boats to take out on the water. If you love marine life, you simply must go sailing while you're here, because that's where you'll see all the native sea creatures.

Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours

This luxury wine tour is a full-day event. You'll be picked up from your rental home and chauffeured to three different award-winning wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley, where a tour guide will take you through the different wines you're tasting, pairing it with knowledge about local history. There's even a gourmet lunch included in the tour.

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The Perfect Place to Stay

Your stay in Santa Barbara will be one of your most memorable summers ever. From the California sunshine to the rich local culture to the sparkling Pacific, you're going to love it here. All you have to do now is find the perfect rental home to start planning your vacation. That's where Paradise Retreats comes in! Get in touch with us today at (805) 275-1851 to get started on your Santa Barbara summer. Check out some of our specials today!