The summer season has been in full swing here in Santa Barbara so make sure you visit before it is all over. That’s right, the perfect end-of-summer season vacation can be found right here. Santa Barbara features cool and sunny weather allowing you to enjoy the outdoors most days of the year. For the perfect vacation look no further than Labor Day weekend. Santa Barbara continues to offer all kinds of fun that are expected of us during all other times of the year. Take a look at how to spend your Labor Day in Santa Barbara with us:
Visit the Zoo
It all starts with family-friendly fun here in Santa Barbara for your Labor Day weekend plans. One of the best family-friendly attractions in the area is the Santa Barbara Zoo. This California zoo is renowned in the area for its spacious exhibits filled with incredible exotic critters. See these animals up close in hands-on exhibits such as the giraffe area. A train in the zoo will take you around the different areas whenever your legs need a break from walking. The kids will be delighted to see all of these wonderful animals in front of them!
Visit the Santa Barbara County Museums
Santa Barbara is also home to a variety of local county museums that offer incredible exhibits that highlight all aspects of history, art, nature, and science. These exhibits are always changing and rotate with the seasons. Up through the month of September visitors will be able to learn about the Environmental Alliance of Santa Barbara County Museums that highlight important environmental causes. These exhibits will show you how to make a difference in our wonderful communities. Don’t miss out on these educational yet exciting exhibits at the Santa Barbara County Museums.
Another exciting exhibit at a local attraction is the Butterflies Alive! found only at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. This annual exhibition takes place in an enclosed lush garden that is filled with exotic butterflies of all kinds. This attraction runs until September 5th meaning it will end after Labor Day weekend has come to a close. All ages will love to see the butterflies fly around them and even land on their hand or head. You will learn all about these incredible creatures from the knowledgeable staff who love the butterflies just as much as you do. Entrance into the Butterflies Alive! exhibit is included with museum admission that ranges from $12 to $18 per person.
Hit the Wineries
One of the biggest draws to visiting Santa Barbara is stopping by one of the many wine tap rooms here in the city. You can try out wine-tasting flights that let you try out a little bit of everything. Once you have found the perfect wine enjoy it by the glass and grab a bottle or two for your eventual Labor Day weekend BBQ. Local favorites include Santa Barbara Winery, Paradise Springs Winery, and Jamie Slone Wines. You will find that the grapes grown in the region produce some of the best award-winning wines available in all of California!
Prepare the Perfect BBQ
No Labor Day weekend is ever complete without throwing the perfect BBQ for your family and friends. Just because you are not at home does not mean you cannot have all of the fun at the grill. Our vacation rentals come with everything you need and more to grill out back. Our properties are luxurious homes that cannot be completed by others in the area. That includes gourmet kitchens that rival most luxury restaurants. You will find commercial-size appliances that offer more than enough room to cook and store any sides of your meal. The granite countertops have plenty of room to set up everything at once and have the little ones sit and watch. Of course, the main course of your Labor Day in Santa Barbara BBQ is cooked on the gas grill that most of our properties. Offer cook-up the perfect steak, hamburger, or hot dogs for your loved ones. You may even find spacious yards that can host all of your friends and family, especially when you reserve one of our larger homes. If you do not want to do the cooking you can even book a separate concierge service that is available in several of our rentals. We make sure you can spend time with your loved ones instead of worrying about everything else.
Labor Day in Santa Barbara is Waiting
There is plenty of fun and excitement waiting for you right here in Santa Barbara just in time for Labor Day weekend. You will not find a better lodging option than our luxury vacation rentals. Book today to find your next home away from home.