Outdoor & Active Itineraries

Any day in Santa Barbara can easily become a five-star fest of outdoor recreation. Biking, hiking, surfing, sea kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, rock climbing, beach combing, an exploratory trip to Channel Islands National Park, and sailing all make the Santa Barbara outdoor bucket list. Make sure you enjoy it all with the help of these Santa Barbara outdoor-infused itineraries.

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Yoga Classes

Is it time to get your Om on? There are many places to hit the mat for travelers that want to keep up their yoga practice while visiting Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara yoga community warmly welcomes newcomers into their fold, whether you’re an…

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Four Stunning Waterfalls

Santa Barbara’s majestic wilderness areas abound with unexpected finds and hidden gems—including some wonderful waterfalls. So, lace up your sneakers—or hiking boots—and hit one of these invigorating trails.

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Outdoor Bound in Santa Barbara

Mother Nature wasn’t messing around when she made Santa Barbara an outdoor recreationalists’ paradise. Mountains? Check. Pacific coastline? Over 100 miles of it. Islands? Yes, we’ve got those too. The landscape list goes on and on. Even…

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5 Reasons to Kayak Painted Cave

The Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary is a natural wonderland and incredibly rich ecosystem located 20 miles offshore of Santa Barbara. Here are five reasons why kayaking Painted Cave should be on your bucket list this…

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The Adventurer

Santa Barbara is an epicenter of outdoor adventure and water sports. Between the diverse and dramatic landscapes and the mild climate that makes it possible to play outside anytime of year, it’s an epic place to get your adventure on—especially…

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Endless Summer in Santa Barbara

It doesn’t technically have to be summer to embrace the “Endless Summer” lifestyle in Santa Barbara—maybe that’s what inspired the late Bruce Brown, filmmaker of Endless Summer and Endless Summer II, to make The American Riviera® his…

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Kid Friendly: 3-Day Itinerary

Santa Barbara is a one-of-a-kind vacation destination, especially with the kiddos in tow. From interactive museums to endless beach days, there are countless ways to keep everyone, at every age, entertained. For families looking for the adventure of…

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A Dog’s Day in Santa Barbara

Vacations are better when all members of the family can go, even the four-legged ones. And for those in search of a destination that will welcome and entertain your canine companion with open paws, Santa Barbara is the perfect spot. From beaches, parks, and trails, to dog-friendly cafes and even wine tasting rooms, there are plenty of activities for you and your dog to enjoy together.

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