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Santa Barbara Vacation Packages

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Santa Barbara Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Santa Barbara hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Santa Barbara trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page (opens in new window).

2021 Santa Barbara vacation deals

Budget Inn Lompoc
Motel 6 Lompoc, CA
Red Roof Inn Lompoc
Inn of Lompoc
Motel 6 Carpinteria, CA - Santa Barbara - North

Where to stay in Santa Barbara

Top Hotels in Santa Barbara

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
4 out of 5
633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $196 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
4/5Very Good! (991 reviews)

"Great service, beautiful gardens, good location. Covid safety good. Patio could have been cleaner."…"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Wine Valley Inn
Wine Valley Inn
3 out of 5
1564 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $119 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
4.2/5Very Good! (1,433 reviews)

"The place is historic and i love the architecture! I love the people, the food, and the beer!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Wine Valley Inn
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
5 out of 5
8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $299 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
4.3/5Excellent! (987 reviews)

"An absolutely magical getaway from the hustle and bustle of LA. Feels like a private island. True California charm and the staff were all beyond wonderful. Will absolutely return."…"

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Beach Vacation

A Santa Barbara vacation is the perfect time to kick back and relax. Whether you like the idea of lazing by the water or wandering along the shoreline looking for seashells, a trip to Santa Barbara will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. If you'd rather be near the city center, stay in the vicinity of Carpinteria State Beach. This stretch of coast is just 11 miles (17 km) away. We also have Santa Barbara packages within easy reach of Goleta Beach and El Capitan State Beach, two other gorgeous nearby options.

Things You Should Know About Santa Barbara

What are the advantages of a road trip to Santa Barbara?

There’s nothing quite like a Santa Barbara road trip. And Expedia makes it easy for you to turn all those road trip ideas into reality. You can find cheap deals on hotels in Santa Barbara or bundle your hotels with car rentals to save even more. With our Santa Barbara packages, you’ll find hitting the highway for that road trip adventure is more affordable than ever.  

How to plan a road trip to Santa Barbara?

Planning a road trip can feel daunting, especially when you’ll be making multiple bookings for your itinerary. But you can find car rentals in Santa Barbara and low rates on hotels all in one place— Expedia. How you plan your road trip depends on what’s important to you. People love to take road trips to experience the great outdoors, bond with friends or family and see more of the world. When planning, bundle your car rental and hotel into one discounted package to maximize savings on both. Or, leave room for spontaneity, booking what you need when you need it with our last-minute deals.  

What to do on a road trip to Santa Barbara?

When taking a road trip adventure, it’s best to plan how you want to spend your time on your road trip itinerary. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the best things to do in Santa Barbara. You can book all the road trip activities on your Santa Barbara wishlist, and even plan activities along your route as well.  

How to rent a car for a road trip?

For an epic road trip, you'll need the perfect car. Renting a car for a road trip is the best option that doesn’t put miles or strain on your vehicle, and especially when it's also so affordable. Because when you book on Expedia, it doesn't need to be expensive. You can pick up a cheap car rental and head out to one of these incredible vacation rentals in Santa Barbara. And when you bundle car rentals with hotel stays, you'll save even more on each part of your journey.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Santa Barbara vacation package cost?
Explore the best of Santa Barbara from just $367. Choose from a great selection of flights, hotels and rental cars to suit your budget. Score even better deals when you add some tours or experiences to your package.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Santa Barbara vacation package?
Yes you can, and we’ll help you every step of the way. You may be able to amend or cancel your Santa Barbara vacation package for free within 24 hours of booking. However, you may incur a fee from your hotel, airline or car rental company if you booked more than 24 hours ago. If your travel plans unexpectedly change, look up our Customer Service Portal for more information.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Santa Barbara?
By bundling. Flights, hotels and rental cars — combine whatever you need into a Santa Barbara vacation package and save up to $583. Score even bigger bargains when you add extras such as sightseeing tours to your booking. But here’s the most impressive part. You have the freedom to tailor your trip your own way. We offer more than 550 partner airlines and 1,000,000 properties across the globe, so that everyone has a chance to travel and live out those vacation fantasies.
Where should I stay in Santa Barbara?
There are many places to book a hotel in Santa Barbara, but one of the best is Montecito. There’s plenty here to see and do, like Lotusland. Alternatively, make Upper East your home base. Mission Santa Barbara is among this area’s famous attractions.
What are the top hotels in Santa Barbara?
Travelers journeying to Santa Barbara often stay in Santa Barbara Beach. Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort and Santa Barbara Inn are preferred hotels in this neighborhood. But it’s not the only exciting place in town! West Beach is another great area and where you’ll find West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel and Beachside Inn.
When is the best time of year to visit Santa Barbara?
There’s a big advantage to taking your Santa Barbara vacation in January. Usually, you can get the best deals at this time. August, on the other hand, is the priciest time to visit. If you love the excitement that comes with peak season, travel to Santa Barbara in July, June, April. The quieter months of October, November, December will help you avoid the crowds.
How far in advance should I book my Santa Barbara vacation?
Reserving your tickets early with Expedia means one less thing to have to worry about. Most air carriers advertise prices up to 12 months prior to departure dates. This is usually the cheapest time to book. If circumstances have left you booking late, great deals to Santa Barbara will sometimes occur just a few weeks before departure.
What does an Expedia Santa Barbara travel package include?
Travel packages include flights, rental cars and hotels, but you can combine any of them to create your perfect Santa Barbara trip. You can also add on a few experiences and activities once you’ve made your booking. You’re in charge! When you bundle your bookings with Expedia, you’ll enjoy deals you won’t find anywhere else.
What should I know before booking a Santa Barbara travel package?
You’ll land big savings when you bundle your hotels, flights and rental cars into a package. Not just that, booking everything in one spot will make your trip planning easier. So why waste time or money? Whether you’re putting together a ritzy city getaway or an affordable family break, take a look at our package deals today.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Santa Barbara vacation packages?
Thanks to our partnership with online lender Affirm, you can choose to Book Now, Pay Later. You can customize your vacation with Expedia packages, so why not customize a payment schedule too?
Can I choose my airline with a Santa Barbara Expedia vacation package?
Yes, definitely. Expedia has more than 550 partner airlines to select from around the globe. With all that choice at your fingertips, finding the perfect carrier to bring you to Santa Barbara will be a cinch.