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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.

Butterflies Alive!

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.

This Labor Day Weekend, why not take the family out for a weekend full of excitement in Santa Barbara, California? You will find a variety of amazing activities and events that are perfect for families of all ages. Keep reading if you want to know more about what to do in Santa Barbara this Labor Day.

Explore Downtown Santa Barbara

Your family will love seeing all of the unique restaurants, shops, and attractions found in downtown Santa Barbara.
La Arcada Court features incredible name-brand stores you could spend hours inside. Take your family on a guided tour of Santa Barbara Public Market and taste the delicious food from the area. Or rent a bike and get around quicker with the breeze in your hair.

Open Studios Tour

Catch a glimpse of the Santa Barbara Studio with their annual Open Studios Tour. This can’t-be-missed Labor Day event has pulled in hundreds every year to see the exciting galleries of local art. More than 30 artists are on this year’s roster and excited to host you and your family. Even better, this year’s event is free; just make sure you reserve tickets online at EventBrite.

Saturday Fishermen’s Market

Catch some of the freshest seafood around with the weekly Saturday Fishermen’s Market. This weekly event will feature some of the biggest catches this Labor Day Weekend, letting you purchase incredible seafood to prepare for your family.

Check Out the Night Life

Wanting to know what to do in Santa Barbara once the night begins? Leave the kids at home and put on your best dress for an incredible night on the town. The Santa Barbara night clubs will be hosting a variety of events on Labor Day Weekend with incredible drink specials and music artists that will light up the night. Check out Eos Lounge for exciting dancing and live music sets that will blow your mind. The Red Piano will have you singing along to all of your favorite jams with this piano rock bar.

Take a Wine Tour

Another great adults-only event is taking a wine tour of the many local wineries. You can relax and sip on some of the best local wines in the area. Whether you enjoy red or white wine, there will be a drink for you.

Book with Paradise Retreats for Labor Day in Santa Barbara

If you are ready to start planning your Labor Day in Santa Barbara adventure, contact Paradise Retreats to help find you the perfect vacation rental and check out what interesting activities our town has for you! Our selection of properties is second to none and ready to host you. Call today and see what we have available for your vacation getaway!