With beautiful beaches, wonderful shopping and dining, and world-class wineries, Santa Barbara is a breathtaking destination for romance or family fun. Explore the picture-perfect Stearns Wharf and vibrant State Street, take the whole family to experience the Santa Barbara Zoo, or discover California history at the Old Mission. You’ll always find things to do here close to Coast Village Inn.
Santa Barbara’s unique location between the Pacific Ocean and the San Ynez mountains results in some truly spectacular beaches. Whether you are looking for a private place to relax or a busy surfing beach, the options are virtually unlimited!Learn More
The Funk Zone is Santa Barbara’s best hidden gem. This walkable artistic area is home to many local artists, galleries, breweries, and wineries. The scene is always changing here, so you can always find something new to view when you visit.Learn More
Enjoy a relaxing wine country tour of the vines, casks, wineries, and tasting rooms of this breathtaking region encompassing Foxen Canyon, Los Olivos, Solvang, Santa Ynez, Santa Rita Hills, and the Wine Ghetto. Spanning more than 50 miles, the San Ynez Wine Country is one of California’s most popular winery areas.Learn More
Feel the ocean breeze in your hair and the sunshine on your face as you wander this historic pier, home to casual and fine dining restaurants, unique shops, and beautiful views. Enjoy a cold cocktail with a backdrop of the Pacific, fish off the historic Stearns Wharf, or explore the shops.
Founded in 1786 by Franciscan monks, this historic mission is an active church and important historical site. Many of the original structures still exist, including an extensive water treatment system built by Chumash natives. Sign up for a guided tour to explore the museum and beautiful grounds.
Lined with palm trees, this street is a popular entertainment district featuring shopping, dining, and art galleries. From fine dining restaurants and casual cafés to art galleries and souvenir shops, you'll find an eclectic array of attractions along State Street.
This 30-acre attraction features over 600 animals, including giraffes, California condors, lions, gorillas, meerkats, tortoises, elephants, and penguins. Fun activities include daily animal feedings, along with fun rides on a narrow-gauge train pulled by a pair of historic steam locomotives.
Santa Barbara's mild weather makes it a popular location to host local events and festivals. From the Bacon and Barrel festival featuring bacon food items and barrel-aged beverages to the December Light Parade, there is truly an event for everyone no matter what time of year you visit.