Often known as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara is a popular summer vacation destination, with its white sandy beaches and vibrant atmosphere. After sunbathing and swimming in the sea, this Californian city still has plenty to offer visitors of all ages. There are mountain trails, a zoo, historic buildings, wine tasting rooms and even art galleries. Of course, shopaholics will also have a great time in Santa Barbara, with State Street and Stearns Wharf offering everything from luxury shopping to delicious and award-winning food. Santa Barbara is a city that offers everything for an unforgettable vacation.
Top things to do include visit the Old Mission Santa Barbara. This is a historic 18th-century mission that welcomes visitors throughout the year. Santa Barbara County Courthouse is also open to visitors, with its Spanish architecture and the El Mirador clock tower showing off views of the city. Santa Barbara Zoo offers the opportunity to see animals such as elephants, lions and giraffes up close. For an adventure, hiking up to Inspiration Point is popular, with stunning views over the coastline of Santa Barbara. Meanwhile, vacationers love to relax at East Beach, with white sand and blue sea, while Leadbetter Beach offers water sports, such as surfing. For visitors who want to sample California wine, there is the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trial, which explores wineries in the local area.
Santa Barbara is a popular vacation destination during summer. For cheaper accommodation and warm weather, visitors should choose spring or fall months for their vacation.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Santa Barbara is in July, while the cheapest month is in October. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Santa Barbara is in the high season in July. Santa Barbara has its low season in December, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Santa Barbara tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Santa Barbara tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Santa Barbara. The hottest month in Santa Barbara is April, when temperatures peak at 97 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 28 ˚F. The wettest month in Santa Barbara is February with 8.97 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 0 inches of rain.
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