If you are looking for an incredible spooky time that is perfect for individuals of all ages, you need to make your way to Santa Barbara for Halloween this year. The fall season is finally here and with it comes a variety of fun activities right here in Santa Barbara. Our Central California home features all kinds of incredible ways to spend the Halloween weekend. Take a look at some ways to spend Halloween in Santa Barbara this year:
One of the biggest attractions in all of Santa Barbara is the Santa Barbara Zoo. Here you can find a variety of exotic animals including lions, giraffes, and so much more. While these exhibits are open all month long for October you can also visit for an all-ages event with Spooky Zoo. This Halloween celebration starts on October 16th for an early Halloween celebration that is perfect for all ages and runs through the end of the month. Put on your best costumes and head to Santa Barbara Zoo for wonderful activities including photo ops, a costume contest, and plenty of candy. All of the animal exhibits will still be open so you can visit your favorite animals while dressed up as one yourself. Spooky Zoo will take place on October 16th from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
Santa Barbara also has plenty of unique events that are not your typical Halloween shenanigans. This year Fields of Funk will be taking place on October 30th for a day full of live music and so much more. Fields of Funk is a utopian festival at Elings Park as you get to groove to the music and feel the ocean breeze. Live musical performances will include DJ sets by famous musicians Poolside and Chromeo right by the pool. Additional artists scheduled to perform also include Dam-Funk, Amo Amo, and Egyptian Lover. Show up with lawn chairs and a blanket or two so you can relax in the park. Fields of Funk will also feature incredible art installations, a silent disco, food trucks, a roller skate rink, and so much more. Costumers are highly encouraged so you can get your Halloween vibe on. Elings Park can be found at 1298 Ls Positas Road here in Santa Barbara.
Adults can get in on the fun too this Halloween in Santa Barbara by joining in on the Halloween Zombie Crawl. This beer crawl is a lively event where you can explore over 10 different bars and clubs right here in Santa Barbara. Each participant needs to show up in their best costume as you try out an adult beverage at each venue. Hundreds of participants show up each year to join in on the fun. Guests will get free entry into each nightclub so you can save on cover fees. Drink discount coupons will also be available. Costume contests will give out prizes for those who are best dressed. The Halloween Zombie Crawl will take place on October 30th from 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM starting at Night Lizard Brewing Company.
You will notice that Santa Barbara features a gorgeous coastline with beautiful views. Each summer Santa Barbara Adventures hosts a lengthy kayak tour that will take you out to incredible sea caves. The Ultimate Sea Cave Kayak Tour will be having its final tours in the month of October until next summer. This intermediate tour features approximately four hours of kayaking paddling that gets you close to the caves. You will be provided instruction and all safety gear you need. Tour guides will always be on hand to help you every step of the way. Don't miss out on this incredible activity before it is not around until next summer.
Santa Barbara also has plenty of pumpkin patches for you to explore during your Halloween stay. Two local options you will have access to includes Lane Farms Pumpkin Patch and Big Wave Dave located at La Cumbre Plaza. These pumpkin patches are open every day in October and let you pick out whichever pumpkin you find. Grab one to do some pumpkin carving or to just have around for decoration. This is no better way for a fun family activity than by exploring a pumpkin patch!
Get ready for another exciting Halloween in Santa Barbara. These Halloween and seasonal activities are perfect for your upcoming stay. Make the most of your fall getaway by reserving one of our luxury vacation rentals here in the city. You will have access to luxury amenities inside spacious homes. Fall has never looked so good as it does in Santa Barbara.