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Santa-Barbara is a pristine city that sits between the sparkling blue Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains of southern California. This historical town is known for it's beautiful and unique architecture, reminiscent of the 18th and 19th century Spanish missions. The natural beauty of the area is the perfect backdrop for activities such as sunning and swimming, surfing, volleyball and exploring tide pools. Santa Barbara also offers world class golf and tennis, horseback riding, polo, and biking. The Waterfront in the heart of Santa Barbara has three beaches, several world class restaurants, a harbor and a skate park. And, shopping in Santa Barbara's "paseos" (meaning "pathway") is an extraordinary experience! You stroll among the cobblestone paths and arcades filled with bubbling fountains, lush palms and flowers, and explore the arts and antiques, local wine shops, boutiques and gift shops. Of historical interest, there is the Santa Barbara Mission, the El Presidio State Historical Park, The Museum of Natural History, and Stow House & Maritime Museum. Another must see attraction in Santa Barbara is The Zoological Gardens that has over 600 animals, picnic areas and lots of open space, a great place to visit for the whole family. For accommodations in Santa Barbara, you will find everything from long term rentals, beachside hotels, rustic cottages, bed and breakfasts and luxury inns. Easily assessable off Highway 1, and with year round sunshine, anytime is the right time for a Santa Barbara vacation.

Surrounding areas: Summerland, California (6.8 mi), Carpinteria, California (11.4 mi), La Conchita, California (15.8 mi), Santa Ynez, California (24.5 mi), Ventura, California (26.1 mi), Ojai, California (26.7 mi), Solvang, California (26.8 mi)

Santa Barbara Vacation Rentals




Santa Barbara Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Best Western Inn2220 Bath StSanta Barbara, CA (805) 682-7277
Best Western Inn3850 State StSanta Barbara, CA (805) 687-5511
Eagle Inn232 Natoma AveSanta Barbara, CA (805) 965-3586
East Beach Lodge1029 Orilla Del MarSanta Barbara, CA (805) 965-0546
Extended Stayamerica Santa Barbara North4870 Calle RealSanta Barbara, CA (805) 692-1882
Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort633 E Cabrillo BlvdSanta Barbara, CA (805) 564-4333
Holiday Inn Express17 W Haley StSanta Barbara, CA (805) 963-9757
Hotel Mar Monte1111 E Cabrillo BlvdSanta Barbara, CA (805) 963-0744
Hotel Oceana202 W Cabrillo BlvdSanta Barbara, CA (805) 965-4577
Hotel Santa Barbara533 State StSanta Barbara, CA (888) 259-7700
Motel 6 #3464200 Via RealSanta Barbara, CA (805) 684-6921
Motel 6443 Corona Del MarSanta Barbara, CA (805) 564-1392
Motel 63505 State StSanta Barbara, CA (805) 687-5400
Pacifica Suites5490 Hollister AveSanta Barbara, CA (805) 683-6722
Quality Suites Santa Barbara5490 Hollister AveSanta Barbara, CA (805) 683-6722
Ramada Limited4770 Calle RealSanta Barbara, CA (805) 964-3511
Santa Barbara Beach Travelodge22 CastilloSanta Barbara, CA (805) 965-8527
Santa Barbara Inn901 Cabrillo BlvdSanta Barbara, CA (805) 966-2285
Simpson House Inn121 E Arrellaga StSanta Barbara, CA (805) 963-7067
Sunset Motel3504 State StSanta Barbara, CA (805) 687-3813
Villa Rosa Inn15 Chapala StSanta Barbara, CA (805) 966-0851
Motel 6 #13535550 Carpinteria AveCarpentena, CA2.4 mi.(805) 684-8602
Best Western Carpinteria Inn4558 Carpinteria AveCarpinteria, CA2.4 mi.(805) 684-0473
Miramar1555 S Jameson LnMontecito, CA4.9 mi.(805) 969-2203
Best Western South Coast Inn5620 Calle RealGoleta, CA6.1 mi.(805) 967-3200
Holiday Inn Santa Barbara Goleta5650 Calle RealGoleta, CA6.2 mi.(805) 964-6241
Inn On Summer Hill2520 Lillie AveSummerland, CA6.4 mi.(805) 969-9998
Motel 65897 Calle RealGoleta, CA6.6 mi.(805) 964-3596
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites5606 Carpinteria AveCarpinteria, CA11.8 mi.(888) 409-8300
Oakridge Inn780 N Ventura AveOak View, CA23.7 mi.(805) 649-4018
Clocktower Inn Hotel181 E Santa Clara StVentura, CA25.8 mi.(805) 652-0141
Bella Maggiore Inn67 S California StVentura, CA26.1 mi.(805) 652-0277
Clarion Hotel-ventura Beach2055 HBR BlvdVentura, CA26.1 mi.(805) 643-6000
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel450 E Harbor BlvdVentura, CA26.1 mi.(805) 648-2100
Motel 62145 E HBR BlvdVentura, CA26.1 mi.(805) 643-5100
Country Inn & Suites298 S Chestnut StVentura, CA26.2 mi.(805) 653-1434
Best Western Inn Of Ventura708 E Thompson BlvdVentura, CA26.3 mi.(805) 648-3101
Solvang Royal Scandinavian Inn400 Alisal RdSolvang, CA26.8 mi.(805) 688-8000
Viking Motel1506 MSN DrSolvang, CA26.8 mi.(805) 688-1337
The Ballard Inn2436 Baseline AveBallard, CA27.0 mi.(805) 688-7770

Santa Barbara Weather & Climate

Called the "American Riviera,"  the region of southern California between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains that includes Santa Barbara has a lovely, mild year round climate. With approximately 315 days of sunshine per year, the area's weather is greatly influenced by the Pacific Ocean. It receives about 18 inches of rainfall per year, most of that between the months of December and March. Dry conditions and low humidity levels prevail the rest of the year. Evening temperatures are cool all year long. Low clouds or early morning fog is sometimes present along the coast in summer, but almost always burns off by midday. The inland and mountains areas of Santa Barbara County see slightly hotter high temperatures and colder low temperatures.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 64°F 44°F 4.14 in. 56°F
February 65°F 46°F 4.68 in. 57°F
March 66°F 48°F 3.59 in. 57°F
April 69°F 50°F 0.77 in. 58°F
May 69°F 53°F 0.35 in. 60°F
June 72°F 55°F 0.09 in. 62°F
July 75°F 58°F 0.01 in. 63°F
August 76°F 59°F 0.03 in. 65°F
September 75°F 58°F 0.29 in. 64°F
October 73°F 54°F 0.52 in. 62°F
November 68°F 49°F 1.48 in. 60°F
December 65°F 44°F 2.63 in. 57°F

Santa Barbara Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Santa Barbara Municipal airport (SBA) located about 7 miles west of Santa Barbara, the Camarillo airport (CMA) located approximately 38 miles southeast of Santa Barbara in Camarillo, California, the Santa Maria Pub Cpt G Allan Hancock airport (SMX) located roughly 53 miles northwest of Santa Barbara in Santa Maria, California, and finally the Van Nuys airport (VNY) located around 71 miles east of Santa Barbara in Los Angeles ( Van Nuys ), California.

Santa Barbara Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Six Flags Magic MountainValenciaCA63.0 mi.
Pacific ParkSanta MonicaCA75.4 mi.
Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal CityCA80.2 mi.
 
Water Parks
Six Flags Hurricane HarborValenciaCA63.0 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborSanta ClaritaCA66.9 mi.
Soak City U.S.A.Buena ParkCA105.5 mi.
Raging WatersSan DimasCA111.2 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Glen Annie Golf ClubSanta BarbaraCA 
Hidden Oaks Country ClubSanta BarbaraCA 
Rancho San Marcos Golf CourseSanta BarbaraCA 
Santa Barbara Golf ClubSanta BarbaraCA 
Ocean Meadows Golf ClubGoletaCA6.0 mi.
Twin Lakes Golf CourseGoletaCA6.8 mi.
Sandpiper Golf CourseGoletaCA10.7 mi.
Buenaventura Golf CourseVenturaCA26.1 mi.
Saticoy Golf CourseVenturaCA26.1 mi.
River Course at AlisalSolvangCA26.3 mi.
Soule Park Golf ClubOjaiCA26.7 mi.
Olivas Park Golf CourseVenturaCA29.7 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA118.8 mi.
 
State Parks
Goleta Beach State ParkCA6.1 mi. 
El Capitan Beach State ParkCA17.0 mi. 
El Capitan Beach State ParkCA17.6 mi. 
Refugio Beach State ParkCA20.4 mi. 
Refugio Beach State parkCA20.4 mi. 
Gaviota State ParkCA29.0 mi. 
 
Museums
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural HistorySanta BarbaraCA(Multidisciplinary)
Santa Barbara Maritime MuseumSanta BarbaraCA(Science)
Virtual Egyptian Museum - Padibastet's TombSanta BarbaraCA(Art)
Ventura County Museum of History & ArtVenturaCA26.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Santa Barbara Zoological GardensSanta BarbaraCA 
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA87.9 mi.
Charles Paddock ZooAtascaderoCA91.3 mi.
Birch AquariumLa JollaCA112.2 mi.
Santa Ana ZooSanta AnaCA115.7 mi.


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