in Santa Barbara, CA (showing 1 - 6 out of 6)

There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!

Arroyo Burro Beach Park

Santa Barbara, CA

(805) 568-2461


The locals at Arroyo Burro Beach Park in Santa Barbara are avid surfers. The sandy beach is a popular destination for surfers, swimmers and fisherman. After a day spent outdoors on the shores and off the shores, crowds get together at its seaside hot spots to enjoy cocktails at sunset.

Carpinteria State Beach

205 Palm Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013   Directions

(805) 968-1033


The Carpinteria State Beach in Santa Barbara is a mile-long beach front that offers hours of outdoor fun in the sun. Beach goers enjoy time with friends and family here to swim, picnic, camp and catch handfuls of beautiful starfish, sea urchins, and snails in the tide pools.

East Beach

Santa Barbara, CA

(805) 963-0611


Calling all sun worshipers! East Beach in Santa Barbara offers the hottest amenities available under the California sun. This beautiful sandy beach sports a lush park, beach house, snack bar and volleyball court to name just a few. Weekends often bring special events and stays at beachside hotels.


Cold Springs Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93180   Directions

(805) 969-9990


Garden lovers will love the floral attractions at Lotusland! Discover a 37-acre estate and botanical garden blooming in the foothills of Montecito located moments from Santa Barbara. Stroll across miles of stone pathways surrounded by a multitude of magical gardens like the aloe garden, Australian garden, blue garden, butterfly garden, cacti garden and more.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

1212 Mission Canyon Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93105   Directions

(805) 682-4726


Stop and smell the roses on a romantic date at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Take your special someone for a stroll on winding stone pathways through an array of whimsical gardens. Explore more than 1,000 rare and native plants across 65 acres in the city’s historic Mission Canyon. Ah, love is in bloom.

Santa Barbara Zoo

500 Ninos Dr
Santa Barbara, CA 93103   Directions

(805) 962-5339


Explore zoo-per fun for the whole family at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Set out on a wild adventure to see 500 amazing animals from lions to tigers to bears – oh my! Come monkey around at a 30-acre zoo that boasts awesome attractions and an ocean view, making it one of the most beautiful zoos in the world.

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