Why the Santa Barbara Fall is the Perfect Time to Visit

Why the Santa Barbara Fall is the Perfect Time to Visit

Whenever we plan for a vacation getaway we often have our preferred times of year to do so. Some families enjoy vacationing together in the summer to have more time while the kids are off from school. Others prefer a vacation getaway in winter to build a new holiday tradition. Whenever you consider a vacation getaway to Santa Barbara we highly encourage you to look at the fall season. This is a great time of year that is often overlooked by many families. You will get to experience beautiful weather and all of the events and activities you could want. Take a look at why the Santa Barbara fall season is perfect for your upcoming vacation to Santa Barbara:

Cool Fall Weather

Santa Barbara gets to experience delightful weather all year round; that is the joy of living here in Central California! Many of our visitors frequent the summer season for the perfect coastal getaway. However, many fail to realize that our fall season is just as wonderful weather-wise as the summer. Our fall seasons see temps fall to the 70s allowing you to comfortably enjoy all of the outdoor activities in the area. You can expect to enjoy sunny days with shorts and a crisp evening where a light sweater will do the trick. The fall season is also popular due to the less traveling down by most. Santa Barbara is less busy in the fall ensuring you get to book your favorite vacation rental without it already being reserved. Events and activities are sure to not be sold out right away as well. if you wish to take things at your own time while on vacation the fall season is practically perfect for you.

Margaritas Y Mas Festival

Another great reason to visit Santa Barbara in the fall is to enjoy the many events taking place. One of the most popular ones is the annual Margaritas Y Mas Festival. This delightful event always takes place near the end of September right as the fall season has kicked off. You will get to enjoy a variety of tasty beverages at the Margaritas Y Mas Festival including unlimited tastings of tequila and mezcal. You will find Mexico's top purveyors of the craft serving up these spirits neat or mixed into a tasty cocktail. Local food trucks will be on hand slinging their tasty eats. Live music will be playing delightful jams so everyone can get up and dance. Jumbo lawn games allow you to let out your inner kid with huge versions of corn hole and more. Tickets are always on sale in advance and even include special group rates for groups of four going together.

Additional Fall Events

The Margaritas Y Mas Festival is not the only event taking place in the fall. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a variety of events including the Fields of Funk music festival, Old-Time Fiddler’s Festival, Harvest Moon Dance Weekend, and more. Santa Barbara is often home to live performances with the 2023 season seeing acts including Pat Metheny, Jon Pardi, John Lyle, and many more. Don't miss out on these incredible events!

Visit a Pumpkin Patch

One of the most fall things to do in the fall season is go to a pumpkin patch. You will be able to do so here in Santa Barbara by visiting a few different places. Lane Farms Pumpkin Patch is nearby in Goleta and lets you pick out your favorite pumpkin for your visit. Big Wave Dave also has a huge pumpkin patch in town set up in a parking lot. Either way, you will be able to experience fall with a lovely pumpkin patch visit.

Explore the Sea Cave

One of Santa Barbara’s most popular activities in the year is visiting the Sea Cave. This infamous cave is found just off the coast of Santa Barbara and can only be accessed through a kayak tour. Visitors will be able to kayak in and out of the caves with a tour guide. You will be able to see giant kelp forests and marine life during your expedition. The Sea Cave kayak tours are only available on select days in the fall so planning in advance is recommended. However, you will find booking a Sea Cave tour is much easier in the fall than in the summer season.

Santa Barbara is Ready this Fall

There is so much to see and do every fall season right here in Santa Barbara. Make sure to book a stay with us in one of our exclusive Santa Barbara fall-season rentals. You will find luxurious amenities and close proximity to all of the wonderful activities and events in the city. Book today and see how incredible the fall is here in Santa Barbara.