Why spend a spring getaway stuck at home when you can venture off to the beautiful shores of Santa Barbara? There is no better time in the spring to visit Santa Barbara than Easter Weekend. Santa Barbara features a variety of Easter related events along with several spring activities that bring out plenty of fun. Take a look at some events and activities that you do not want to miss out on Santa Barbara Easter this year:
Santa Barbara is home to many different incredible attractions including Lotusland. This beautiful garden features various flowers that spring to life in the early months of the year. Lotusland will be hosting the Picnic in the Theatre Garden on April 8th for a wonderful time under the sun. Bring a picnic and blanket so you can enjoy a meal with your family being surrounded by live music and beautiful flowers. You will be able to explore the gardens on foot before you head out. Entry into the Picnic in the Theatre Garden start at $75 for nom-members of Lotusland and $50 for members.
Each year the Rotary Club of Goleta hosts their annual Easter Egg Hunt in our neighboring town of Goleta. The event occurs on the Saturday before Easter, with this year taking place on Saturday April 8th, at Girsh Park in Goleta. Over 10,000 eggs are hidden for the event with a variety of toys, candy, and prizes inside each one. The egg hunt itself has children separated by age so everyone can participate equally. The event will sharply start at 11:00 AM so make sure you make it to the event on time. Additional activities will also be available for the children to enjoy such as face painting, arts and crafts, egg roll races, and of course an appearance by the Easter Bunny himself! Goleta is just a short drive away so don't miss out on the fun and excitement this Easter!
Of course, you simply cannot beat sticking close to your vacation rental to spend some time in Santa Barbara. Our own city hosts the annual Easter Egg Hunt here in town at the Santa Barbara Golf Club. You can expect an action-packed afternoon with games and excitement at this yearly event. The Easter egg hunt is always the top draw for any child here in the area. This event will separate children by ages into different brackets with ages 0-2, ages 3-5, and ages 6-12 in different groups. This lets all of the children have an equal opportunity to find as many eggs as they can! Families can also enjoy a variety of activities including face painting, live music, corn hole, bounce houses, snag golf, and much more. Best of all the event is free for everyone to attend! This year's Santa Barbara Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday April 8th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
The kids will have all the fun in the world at one of our Santa Barbara Easter egg hunts here in the area, but the adults might be wanting some fun too. That is where a nice Easter brunch will come in offering tasty eats and handcrafted drinks. If you are in the mood for fine dining with a view, head over to Boathouse at Hendry's Beach. This local restaurant offers panoramic views and a heated patio just in case the weather gets chilly. You will find a variety of tasty seafood on the menu caught daily. Their Easter brunch is always a local favorite. For something a little more casual but still offers a fun ambience head over to Scarlett Begonia. This New American restaurant offers a variety of coffees and cocktails along with tasty food. They even have a dog friendly patio so you can bring your friendly dog with you too. If you want something a little different try out The Andersen's, a Danish restaurant here in town with a memorable bakery. You can find a variety of delicious dishes for brunch or grab some pastries to go on your way to an Easter related activity. If you do plan on enjoying Easter brunch at any restaurant in town, we highly suggest placing a reservation, if possible, to ensure you have a table for the morning.
These are just a few of the many ways you can spend your time here in Easter this spring season. For the best stay possible, make sure you reserve one of our Riviera vacation rentals here in the city. You will have access to private homes with luxury amenities that make your stay the best it can be.