Santa Barbara – Complete city guide

A complete guide to plan your trip to Santa Barbara. Write down the tips and enjoy a lot!

The city of Santa Barbara is located between the Californian mountains, just two hours from Los Angeles, and has a youthful climate with beautiful coconut trees and orange sunsets. An excellent destination to enjoy with family or friends during the weekend.

If you have the desire and curiosity to get to know one of California's favorite destinations, then just scroll down to find out all the tips in the region:

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Things to do in Santa Barbara

One of Santa Barbara's trademarks is the Stearns Wharf. The place has several restaurants, bars and ice cream parlors with a perfect view of the East and West beaches.

And, speaking of beaches, walking along the East Beach at sunset and closing the day with a nice picnic on the lawn next to the beach is one of the favorite walks in the city.

It is also very common to find agencies that sell sailing, kayaking or even stand up paddle boat tours. In addition, another tour that is worth investing in is the gastronomic tours, especially in vineyards.

For those who want to spend and buy souvenirs, State Street is perfect: full of shops and restaurants, it is a great place to enjoy a beer and guarantee a beautiful travel souvenir.

Read all our tips:

  • Top attractions in Santa Barbara

Where to stay in Santa Barbara – Our hotel recommendation

Santa Barbara is known for its cozy cottages and inns, as well as beachfront hotels and resorts. There are options and budgets for all tastes and types, however we recommend chalets and inns for couples who want more privacy. As for young people and families, we recommend hotels in the center and close to the beach because of their practicality.

Below you can find out a little more about the inns by region, as well as some hotels where we stayed.

Read all our tips:

  • Best Hotels and B&Bs in Santa Barbara
  • Hotel Santa Barbara Inn – Our Review
  • Cheshire Cat Inn Hotel – Our Review

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Santa Barbara – Complete city guide

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Internet Chip in Santa Barbara

It's getting easier and cheaper to have unlimited internet throughout your trip in Santa Bárbara. Nowadays you can buy an international cell phone chip online while you're still here in España. We always use and love it!

You receive the sim card at your address and then just insert it into your cell phone to reach your destination with unlimited 4G internet working.

Also read more chip tips:

  • International Cell Phone Chip – Which is the Best and How Much Does It Cost?
  • America Chip Discount Coupon – 10% OFF on Travel Chip

Want to have unlimited internet throughout your trip?
Compare prices and buy your international travel chip in advance at America Chip.

California travel insurance

Buying travel insurance for California is an excellent way to ensure a smooth trip and avoid worries. Having the assistance of insurance gives you the peace you need to enjoy your destination and know that you have support if you need it. Also enjoy our Insurance Promo discount coupon. - SEE PRICES

Read all about travel insurance:

  • What is the Cheapest Travel Insurance – Tips on How to Save
  • How to Get Travel Insurance – 5 Easy Steps [DISCOUNT]
  • Which Travel Insurance to Choose – 3 Infallible Tips to Help
  • International Travel Insurance – Step-by-step How to Hire

Santa Barbara – Complete city guide

Port of Santa Barbara

Car hire in Santa Barbara

Renting a car in Santa Barbara is a great idea. In addition to optimizing your time a lot, you will be able to enjoy it more without having to depend on public transport.

We really like Rent Cars to find the cars we use on our travels. It is the only one in Spain that compares the best rental companies in the world, but lets you pay in reais, without IOF. In addition, it is also the only one that lets you pay in 12 interest-free installments. It is worth it!

Haven't rented a car for your trip yet?
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Flights to California

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It is quite common to find cheaper and better flight options than on other sites. We always use and is it worth it?

Santa Barbara – Complete city guide

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