There really isn’t a bad time of year to visit Santa Barbara, but there is a time of year where romance blooms stronger and the promise of adventure reaches its peak. Springtime in southern California is all about excitement and the joy of the great outdoors! From high flying excitement to waterborne adventures and everything in between, we’ve done the research and found these top five outdoor activities to enjoy in Santa Barbara in the spring!
The View from Above
The only thing that can improve a Santa Barbara morning is a champagne breakfast ride in a hot air balloon! Paradise has never been more beautiful than when seen from above the city, enjoying birds eye views of the cliffs, oceans, and beaches that make our ocean village one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world! Sky’s the Limit Ballooning offers champagne and a continental breakfast once you’re back on the ground with costs starting at $225 per person!
Sailing Santa Barbara
From the sky to the sea, your next springtime adventure takes place on the polished wooden decks of a romantic sailboat. Santa Barbara Sailing offers lessons and guided tours aboard a variety of sailboats. Rental prices start at $49 dollars an hour for the smaller vessels. Your romantic sailing adventure starts here!
Go to the Zoo
The Santa Barbara Zoo in the spring represents the promise of new life. This is when the flowers bloom brighter, animals roam happily, and baby animals begin to take their first steps. Much to the delight of visitors from all over the world, spring is when the babies are born! Our zoo is a more intimate version of the San Diego Zoo, allowing you the opportunity to get even closer to the wildlife that makes its home here! Tickets start at $10 for children from 2-12 and top out at $18 for adults from 13-64, while our senior citizen visitors only pay $13 per person!
See the Pretty Flowers
Spring is about flowers, and there’s no better way to appreciate all the blooms than with a visit to the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens. Spend a happy afternoon under the gentle spring sun enjoying the beauty of plants that range from cacti to wildflowers; love isn’t the only thing in bloom in Santa Barbara this spring! And because all vacation adventures don’t have to be expensive, entry fees top out at $12 a person for adults.
Take a Dip in Your Private Pool
The weather in Santa Barbara is pool worthy year-round, making the pool in your Paradise Retreats backyard the most desired amenity of your vacation! Life doesn’t get any better than this; all you need to do is reserve your Paradise Retreats luxury home with pool today and let the celebration of spring begin!