If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, settle in for a relaxing stay in the seaside haven of Summerland. Get your surf culture and small-town fix in this darling two-exit town featuring local eateries, boutique shops, antiques galore, and beautiful outdoor excursions.

Arrive by car, but set out on foot to explore the town’s main street, Ortega Hill Road. Here’s where you’ll find boutiques, quaint cafes with a unique history, wine tasting and some of the best antiquing in the county.  Hop from shop to shop; you’re sure to find a treasure or two before breaking for lunch. After strolling through the main street of Summerland, relax with a glass of local wine grown in the Santa Ynez Valley.

If there’s one thing Santa Barbara County is known for, it’s getting outside and taking full advantage of nearly year-round sunshine. So, take a load off and soak up the sun on the beach below Lookout Park. Enjoy a bike ride along the coastal route through town underneath the eucalyptus trees. Hike through Toro Canyon Park while keeping an eye out for local wildlife and birds. Treat yourself to an unforgettable horseback ride on the beach and through the backcountry.

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