Santa Barbara, Summerland and Carpinteria, are nearby areas which are also worth exploring.
Santa Barbara is celebrated as home to the legendary the Mission Santa Barbara. This popular attraction is only 1 mile (2 kilometers) from the heart of town.
Carpinteria has plenty of museums and theaters nearby that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Spend a few hours of discovering the exhibits at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum. Experience established and up-and-coming artists performing live at the Santa Barbara Bowl, Lobero Theater and Arlington Theater. Pay a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, to get your fix of art.
If you are travelling with kids, you’ll make their day if you take them to the child-friendly attractions nearby. Take a tour of the Santa Barbara Zoo, and learn about some of the most interesting creatures in the world.
If the weather is good get outdoors and enjoy the nearby parks and reserves. Spend a morning in one of the parks and gardens, which include Alameda Park and the Alice Keck Memorial Garden. Get in touch with nature at one of the area’s beaches, for example Leadbetter Beach and West Beach.
To browse through stores or enjoy a snack, browse the Paseo Nuevo Mall.
Finding somewhere suitable to unpack your bags within the Carpinteria area is easy. The Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn, the Hotel Milo Santa Barbara and the Fess Parker Santa Barbara - DoubleTree by Hilton Resort are just three of the most popular accommodation options here.