Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit Santa Barbara’s many museums and attractions
  • Enjoy a day at the beach
  • El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park
  • Get a treatment at the Salt Cave Santa Barbara
  • Explore the Funk Zone, a vibrant arts neighborhood
  • Go horseback riding

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Editor's Itinerary

Duration: 7 Days

Exploring the American Riviera

This weeklong itinerary encompasses the best of Santa Barbara County, both the city’s downtown and the thriving wine country northwest of it. For those who can’t decide whether they want a beach vacation, a big-city trip, a gastronomic excursion or a wine-country getaway, the circuit detailed below contains a little of each.