To get a real feel for the various sights, sounds and textures of Santa Barbara, step out and discover surrounding areas like Carpinteria, Montecito, and East Beach.
Santa Barbara is world famous as home to the Mission Santa Barbara. This popular attraction is 1 mile (2 kilometers) from the center of town.
If you are travelling with kids, give them a chance to enjoy the child-friendly attractions nearby. You will appreciate the incredible animal encounters at the Santa Barbara Zoo.
There are a number of beautiful natural destinations here so make sure you enjoy the nearby green spaces. Reconnect with nature at one of the local beaches, for example West Beach.
When it’s time to rest your weary feet after enjoying the charming streets of Summerland, check in to one of the area’s convenient accommodation options. 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 many great places to stay around here.