If you have been wondering if there will be enough for you to do during your once in a lifetime Santa Barbara week long vacation, wonder no more. We’ve provided this sample one week Santa Barbara itinerary to give you a quick idea of what you can expect! Your week is guaranteed to be filled with fine food, fun activities, and exciting adventures that will linger in your memories long after you have returned to real life; here’s our suggestions, but feel free to add more of your own!
Day 1 of Your Santa Barbara Itinerary
Depending on where you’re coming from, chances are your first day in Santa Barbara will mostly be taken up with travel and you’ll be very tired. This is the perfect time to explore the beauty of your Paradise Retreats vacation escape and try out how soft the bed is, see what channels can be found on the large screen television, and take a moonlit stroll along the beach that may be in your backyard. When you get hungry, Gino’s Sicilian Express delivers.
After a deep and relaxing sleep, you will wake up refreshed and ready for a big breakfast, and the Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach has just what you are wishing for and an ocean view to boot. That’s why the second day of your Santa Barbara itinerary is all about eating and enjoying; you’ll need the fuel to soak up the alcohol imbibed on your sustainable wine tour that will take you to three of Santa Barbara’s best wineries! Snacks are provided, so chances are you won’t want lunch, but by the end of the day you’ll be ready for a gourmet meal at Loquita Santa Barbara, a tapas and cocktail restaurant offering a Spanish flair.
Breakfast today may consist of pastries you purchased earlier in the week at Helena Avenue Bakery, allowing you to sleep in a little later and rest up for a day of fun and adventure at one of the many beaches in our ocean town. Pack a cooler, grab umbrellas and beach chairs and head over to Arroyo Burro Beach County Park where you can relax in the sun, swim in the surf, or rent some jet skis and zip around the waters. This California perfect day will end with an excellent meal at Tydes Restaurant and maybe drinks for two at the Red Piano.
One the fourth day of your Santa Barbara itinerary, make sure you put on your most comfortable walking shoes on this day, because we are going to explore the beauty of Santa Barbara’s architectural delights. From the Historic Mission Santa Barbara to the thrilling Santa Barbara courthouse, day four offers visual treats that never fail to please. A quick lunch at La Super Rica Taqueria should hold you over till dinner at Jane, a sophisticated eatery serving California fare.
As your time in paradise grows closer to the end, your fifth day can go in a variety of directions. Spend the day hitting museums like MOXI, the Wolf Museum, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, and the Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Museum, or, if the thought of staying inside does not appeal to you, exploring the Santa Barbara Zoo will fill up the hours until dinner at Los Agaves Restaurant ends your day of adventures with a spicy and hearty meal!
On your last full day in sunny California, why not play hooky from sightseeing and spend some time enjoying the luxury amenities in your Paradise Retreats vacation getaway? Spend the day by the pool, grilling some steaks to be enjoyed against the setting of the California sun. However you spend your final day (day seven is dedicated to travel), you’ll be thankful you made the right choice of picking Paradise Retreats for your vacation accommodations. Reserve yours today!