Valerie Fitzgerald
  • Best Things to do in Santa Barbara




Planning a getaway on th upcoming Labor Day weekend? Only a two-hour drive from LA, Santa Barbara is the perfect place to head to! Here is our list of the most exciting things to do there to make it the best trip ever:

Grab a drink in the Funk Zone

This trendy warehouse district is home to tons of cute tasting rooms (also known as the Urban Wine Trail) where you can enjoy a few glasses of rose before starting your adventures for the day. For beer lovers, visit the Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company tap room for a $6 flight during happy hour. Check out the Funk Zone map here.

Dine at The Lark

Enjoy a family-style dinner at this delicious American restaurant with specialty dishes made from fresh, local ingredients. Don't forget to try their signature cocktail, the California Rattlesnake. To see their full menu, click here.

Bike along the beach

What better way to explore a city than on a bike? Pick out a rental from Wheel Fun and bike through the streets and coastline of the gorgeous seaside city. To learn more, click here.

Snorkel or surf with the Santa Barbara Adventure Company

Perfect for those craving a little adventure during their trip. Kayak or snorkel through the largest sea caves in the world, or rock climb on the striking coastal mountains. Check out the pricing here.

Visit the Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Show 

Every Sunday year-round spectacle has been around for over 50 years, and for good reason. Over 200 local artisans come out every week to show off their talents. You'll definitely come home with a beautiful handmade souvenir. To learn more, click here.





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