Santa Barbara is one of the most colorful and vibrant cities you can visit on the entire western coastline. The rich local culture, natural wonders, and even the very architecture all exude a comfortably Californian vibe that you’ll melt into happily, and when you come to enjoy the Santa Barbara sea and sunshine with somebody you love, you’re definitely going to want to explore the romantic side of the city. Here are a few ideas for ensuring the most romantic oceanside Santa Barbara getaway ever:
Spend the Day at Butterfly Beach
Take a day to enjoy this picturesque beach with your one and only. Unlike many of the other beaches in Santa Barbara that face south, Butterfly Beach faces west, out to open sea, which means this is the best place in the city to be when the sun is going down.
Plan a Lunch Date at the Rusack Vineyards
You will both adore Rusack Vineyards, whether you’re lifelong wine lovers or just want to check it out for fun. The rustic yet luxurious aesthetic, the gently rolling hills, and the award-winning wines you get to try in the tasting room will make for the most memorable date.
Take a Walk Down the Stearns Wharf
The best places to visit are often the simplest. Taking a cozy walk together down to the end of the wharf is a free and straightforward way to spend an hour or two. Simply enjoy the oldest wooden wharf in continuous use in California and explore the 17 shops and restaurants there.
Snag Tickets to a Show at The Granada Theatre
For nearly a hundred years The Granada Theatre has stood in the heart of downtown, and it’s a favorite among for locals. Check out the show calendar as you’re planning your trip to see what’s showing, and after your show, stop by the cocktail bar next door together for a cocktail or two!
End the Trip with A Surprise Helicopter Tour
Surprise your significant other with a breathtaking flight that takes you up over the city and the out over the sea. Check out Helicopter Tours of Santa Barbara and start getting excited about this thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime adventure! This is one flight you won’t forget, and will probably be your favorite activity during your Santa Barbara getaway!