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What's Santa Barbara like?

People go to Santa Barbara to soak up the sun at Goleta Beach and to enjoy the many top attractions like Santa Barbara Zoo. Travelers also like this walkable city's lovely seaside views and restaurants. Have a relaxing day at Santa Barbara Botanical Garden and Lotusland. Popular sights like Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Museum of Art are sure to leave an impression.

Where are the best places to stay in Santa Barbara?

We have 363 Santa Barbara accommodations with prices starting at CAD 62. Choose one of our 345 deals and get discounts of up to 50%.

Below are the number of accommodations by star rating in Santa Barbara and the surrounding area:

  • • 10 5-star accommodations from CAD 369 per night
  • • 62 4-star accommodations from CAD 170 per night
  • • 81 3-star accommodations from CAD 110 per night
  • • 31 2-star accommodations from CAD 69 per night

Here are our travelers' top 5 places to stay in Santa Barbara:

Simpson House Inn

Adults-only B&B within easy reach of Santa Barbara County Courthouse
  • • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • Garden • Central location

Spanish Garden Inn

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Presidio Santa Barbara
  • • Free breakfast • Free WiFi • 24-hour fitness center • Bar • Central location

Hideaway Santa Barbara

Upscale B&B within walking distance of Santa Barbara City College
  • • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • 24-hour front desk • Walkable location

Rosewood Miramar Beach

Santa Barbara beachfront hotel with 6 bars, spa
  • • Free WiFi • Free area shuttle • 7 restaurants • 2 outdoor pools • Attentive staff

Cheshire Cat Inn

Victorian B&B within easy reach of Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • Garden • Walkable location

How to Get to Santa Barbara

What are the closest airports to Santa Barbara?

  • • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from central Santa Barbara
  • • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), 25 mi (40.3 km) from central Santa Barbara

Things to See and Do in Santa Barbara

What is there to see in Santa Barbara?

  • • Presidio Santa Barbara
  • • Santa Barbara County Courthouse
  • • Mission Santa Barbara
  • • Santa Barbara Botanical Garden
  • • Lotusland

What is there to do in Santa Barbara?

  • • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • • Santa Barbara Natural History Museum
  • • Santa Barbara Zoo
  • • Santa Barbara Bowl
  • • Upper State Street

Other Popular Santa Barbara Attractions

  • • Los Padres National Forest
  • • Stearns Wharf
  • • Goleta Beach
  • • Lobero Theater
  • • Arlington Theater

When is the best time to visit Santa Barbara?

  • • Hottest months: September, August, July, October (average 74°F)
  • • Coldest months: December, January, November, February (average 41°F)
  • • Rainiest months: February, January, March, and December (average 3.40 inches of rainfall)

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