Girlfriends Guide to Santa Barbara

It’s easy for girlfriends to get away, and then get-together in Santa Barbara. Travel to the American Riviera® is easy, with its close proximity to Los Angeles and LAX, the Santa Barbara Airport offers direct flights from six major hubs, an Amtrak stop right downtown, and an easy exit from the famous Highway 101.

Once here, there’s plenty to do for friends of all interests and ages, including a variety of luxury spas that invite you to revel in the ultimate relaxation. Spa experiences range from seaside resorts to contemporary downtown retreats. Santa Barbara’s spas and spa services warrant a trip all their own. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is located on Goleta’s beautiful shores and this inclusive luxury resort offers a 42,000-square foot spa. The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara features 11 personalized spa treatment rooms and sits on the beautiful banks of Montecito*.

*Due to the effects of the recent mudslide in Montecito, California, please call ahead to check hours and availability. 

For those who are staying downtown, spa services are never more than a hot stone’s throw away. Float Luxury Spa is a locals’ favorite, providing a contemporary, refreshing environment. Along Santa Barbara’s waterfront, let the sound of ocean waves send you into sweet relaxation at Spa Beaumontia, inside Harbor View Inn. And, for a truly unique experience, venture into Salt Cave Santa Barbara where you can revel in the healing powers of Himalayan salts and remarkable serenity options.

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If you’re looking for additional activity during your visit, you have a lot to choose from.

Active groups of girls enjoy sailing, surfing, sea kayaking, biking, hiking, and stand-up paddle boarding before retreating to the sanctity of a local spa. Wine aficionados can explore Santa Barbara’s award-winning wine country, both right downtown along the Urban Wine Trail, or via a tour throughout the north county. For those seeking shoppingart and culture, museums, galleries, and theaters line Santa Barbara’s streets.

Whether it’s a bachelorette party or a mid-winter getaway to the dreamy California sunshine, girlfriends undoubtedly agree that Santa Barbara is a prime destination to get away, gather, and relax.

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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

Along the bluffs and beaches of the Gaviota coast lies a resort of stunning natural beauty and relaxed luxury. With 78 acres of oceanfront property, including two miles of natural beach, Bacara offers an expansive sun-drenched setting with endless…

Float Luxury Spa

Our beautifully designed space will inspire renewal. Featuring a coastal modern design, Float is light & airy, modern but comfortable, simple yet luxurious Santa Barbara spa. Come in for a quick fix or stay for the day and enjoy all the…

Harbor View Inn

Welcome to Santa Barbara’s premier beachfront hotel. Our family-friendly 4-Diamond resort provides all of the services you need to experience the best for your Santa Barbara vacation. Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat, a…


Welcome to Salt, Santa Barbara's underground Himalayan salt caves. Drop in, feel good, and experience the wonder of Salt. Salt Cave SessionsWe have two underground Himalayan salt caves for your use. Our larger cave is a quiet zone for adults and…


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