Santa Barbara County Wine Country

Discover what generations of Hollywood celebrities have already known: a trip to Santa Barbara County delights the senses and soothes the soul. With coastal activities, historical sites, pristine views, and world-class wine and food, Santa Barbara County offers plenty to see and do. Your only concern will be finding time to take advantage of it all.

Fly Into

SBA Santa Barbara Airport 
(Santa Barbara, CA)

Drive

15mins To Santa Barbara, California
Where is

Santa Barbara County

TOP TIPS FOR SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

  1. Set aside an afternoon for a hike in the Santa Ynez Mountains—Inspiration Point is a favorite.

  2. Go whale watching! 30 types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara Channel during various migratory seasons.

  3. Santa Barbara Wine Country is just 40 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, making it an easy day trip.

Don't Miss

  1. Sanguis Winery Serious winemaking technique go into each bottle of the Rhone-style wines produced at this charming winery.
    8 Ashley Ave, Santa Barbara CA
  2. Santa Barbara Mission Stop by for a peek inside this historic mission, then head across the street to admire the Mission's rose garden.
    2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara CA
  3. Arroyo Burro Beach County Park Referred to locally as Hendry Beach, this dog-friendly stretch of sand is a picturesque place for a walk with or without your pooch.
    2981 1/2 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara CA
  4. Stearns Wharf Jutting out over the ocean, this iconic pier is a happening spot for sightseeing and seafood eating.
    217 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara CA
  5. Santa Barbara Shopping The main thoroughfare in downtown Santa Barbara, State Street offers a multitude of opportunities for shopping, dining, and exploring.
    500 E Montecito Street, Santa Barbara CA

lodging

Bed & Breakfast / Inn
Hadsten House Inn & Spa

With clean rooms, an indoor pool and outdoor hot tub, and complimentary breakfast, you’ll enjoy your stay at this comfortable, mid-range hotel.

Resort & Spa
Ritz-Carlton Bacara

Take a quiet getaway and retreat to the beautiful Bacara Resort. Soak up spectacular views, enjoy top-notch service, and relax in first-class accommodations.

Restaurants

Italian
Trattoria Grappolo

Cozy, romantic Italian restaurant with fresh, authentic cuisine and a great local wine list.

SEAFOOD

Things To Do

Family Friendly
Santa Barbara Zoo

Close to other Santa Barbara attractions, the Zoo is small, with its habitats are built for the comfort of the animals featuring little hide-a-ways, toys, and natural looking environments with plants. It has gorgeous scenery with lush landscapes.

Attractions
Mission Santa Barbara

This well-preserved Catholic church is surrounded by a beautiful park and grounds. Parking at this landmark and walking around is free, and there is a small fee to enter and take the tour.

Wineries

Winery

Winery
Carr Vineyards & Winery

Relax with a handcrafted Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc,or any of the other handcrafted wines and enjoy a game of shuffleboard or checkers. Art shows, concerts, release parties, and more are also held at this small and welcoming winery.

Did you Know?

The only attack on the U.S. mainland during World War II took place 10 miles offshore, when a Japanese submarine fired on Elwood Oil Field.

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