Just a quick drive up from Los Angeles lies the city of Santa Barbara, also lovingly referred to as “The American Riviera.” This seaside town earns its nickname through its beautiful coastline, miles of pristine beach and the two green hills that en-wrap the city; all of which lend an air of health and beauty to the Spanish-tiled roofs which line the streets.

Visitors here enjoy a mean annual temperature of 72 F, and with over 300 days of sunshine per year, people can usually be found outside enjoying the abundance of the city parks, the decorated Botanical Gardens, some of the many water sports activities or simply doing some window shopping along the popular State Street. The area is also widely known for its excellent wine offerings (the movie Sideways was filmed just over the first crest of hills) and many of the local wineries have banded together and formed a bit of a wine trail in the industrial heart of the city.

While here, be on the lookout for Hollywood celebrities on vacation, local bakeries opening their doors early and all the dining and beach-going you desire.

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Surfing Lesson in Santa Barbara

Learn to surf in beautiful Santa Barbara! Your expert instructor will teach you how to stand up on your board and ride the perfect wave, offering tips on ...  Read more

Location: Santa Barbara, California
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $84.99

Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour

Enjoy the beautiful sights of Santa Barbara while riding an easy-to-use electric bike. Follow your guide to the Santa Barbara Mission, State Street and other ...  Read more

Location: Santa Barbara, California
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $94.99

Beginner or Intermediate Mountain Bike Tour of Santa Barbara

Explore Santa Barbara’s gorgeous terrain on a small-group beginner or intermediate mountain bike tour. Enjoy a fun, scenic ride along coastal bluffs and ...  Read more

Location: Santa Barbara, California
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $94.99

Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson in Santa Barbara

Learn to stand-up paddleboard in beautiful Santa Barbara, with all equipment included! Your expert guide will teach you how to paddle, offer balance tips and ...  Read more

Location: Santa Barbara, California
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $84.99

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