Santa Barbara's climate - with 300 days of sunshine, annual rainfall of 15 inches, and average yearly temperature of 64 degrees Fahrenheit - makes the area a magnet for vacationers seeking the perfect environment for outdoor activities. Experience it all like a local by planning a stay in one of our Santa Barbara vacation rentals!
Located two hours north from Los Angeles on the longest east-west trending section of coastline on the West Coast is the beautiful city of Santa Barbara, a.k.a., "The American Riviera." The perfect spot for a Southern California Coast vacation, Santa Barbara is nestled in the gorgeous Ynez Valley and flanked on the south by the Pacific Ocean.
Like the French Riviera, Santa Barbara has a reputation as a playground for the wealthy, the average income for residents of Santa Barbara is only slightly higher than average California income. Families won't need a yacht or a limousine to enjoy the city's Zoological and Botanic Gardens, or the Museum of Art. Take the "Red Tile Walking Tour," a self-guided tour of many landmarks. (Factoid: A city ordinance makes it mandatory for buildings to comply with the dominant Mission theme of adobe architecture and red-tiled roofs).
When you need a break from exploring, pull up a chair at one of the 283 eateries in the area that serve everything from Mexican to, of course, seafood. There is also a huge wine scene in Santa Barbara, so don't leave without sampling some of the local flavors!
Near our Santa Barbara vacation rentals, you'll find four beaches: East Beach, West Beach, Leadbetter, and Butterfly. Hikers can choose from trails overlooking the ocean, trails starting at the crest of the Santa Ynez Mountains and in the Ynez Valley, and trails along the beach. Or, sign on to cruise where you can watch the sunset or whales frolic.
Good news for golfers: Santa Barbara has six public, 18-hole golf courses, four of which are within a half-hour drive of the city. Each course utilizes the natural features of the area - ocean, mountain, or river - and provides year-round playing thanks to the climate. A stay in a Santa Barbara vacation rental any time of year promises lots of fun in a year-'round great climate!
A stay in one of our Santa Barbara vacation homes any time of year promises loads of fun - book yours today!