Popular Glampsites in Santa Barbara
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Glamping in Santa Barbara
Plan an unforgettably glamorous sun soaked vacation in this beautiful Spanish colonial style town in central California just 90 miles north of LAX, 228 miles north of San Diego and 332 miles south of San Francisco. Nestled against the base of the splendid Santa Ynez Mountains that cascade dramatically into the Pacific Ocean, this stunning coastal paradise offers the best of California. Bask in year round golden sunshine, explore miles of dazzling Pacific beaches and savor fine California wines and delectable Mediterranean style dining.Glamorous city break for couples and small groups
Santa Barbara glampsite rentals provide a stunning, quintessential California setting for a luxurious, romantic couples long weekend or a wonderful Pacific oceanside trip with friends or family. Take in breathtaking vistas and enjoy the gorgeous climate with a relaxed, outdoor barbecue at your rental property and experience California’s fabled sunsets from your balcony with a sundowner cocktail in hand.
Travelers and activities
The dramatic geography of Santa Barbara makes it a wonderland for outdoor adventure lovers. Unwind on beautiful stretches of Pacific Ocean beaches where surfers can catch some of the best surf breaks in the world with waves at legendary Rincon point traveling for up to half a mile. Outdoor thrill seekers can experience unforgettable mountain hiking trails culminating in spectacular views of the city and Pacific Ocean. Cycling, stand up paddleboarding, a relaxing day of sailing and whale watching are some of the glorious outdoor attractions on offer in this California vacation paradise.Santa Barbara for fine dining and wine
Sample the best of central California’s vibrant, contemporary culinary scene where seafood fresh from the California South Coast, authentic Mediterranean flavors and farm to table premium quality seasonal ingredients provide a first class dining experience in a myriad of fabulous, laid back, stylish eateries across the county. Santa Barbara has a huge array of foodie hotspots where delectable meals are accompanied by carefully selected California grown wines. Santa Barbara has a well established reputation for world class pinot noir, chardonnay and syrah wines to perfectly compliment the wonderful flavors of your food.
Santa Barbara was named over four hundred years ago in 1602 by the Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcaino!
Top 7 travel tips in Santa Barbara
Explore the spectacular, remote, rugged setting of the Channel Islands National Park where thousands of years of geographical isolation has led to a magnificent, unique ecosystem of plants and wildlife. Access to the island is by Island Packers concession boat or private boat. Pack a delicious picnic lunch and head out for a glorious day enjoying the sunshine, seaspray, spectacular hiking trails and breathtaking panoramas of the Pacific Ocean.2. Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens
This world class, 78 acre preserve showcases more than 1000 rare and indigenous Californian plants. It is located in spectacular Mission Canyon with stunning views of the Santa Ynez mountains and the Santa Barbara Channel Islands. Spend a leisurely morning strolling through the 5.5 miles of pathways where you can experience the peaceful shade of a Redwood grove and enjoy an authentic Japanese tea house and tea garden. Cultivated displays blend beautifully with natural woodlands in this secluded botanical paradise located around 3.3 miles north of downtown Santa Barbara3. Visit Mission Santa Barbara
The graceful, Spanish Colonial Revival style architecture of Santa Barbara’s most iconic landmark had a major influence on building styles in Santa Barbara. The La Huerta historical garden features mission era botanical exhibits while the Mission Rose Garden provides a beautiful setting for relaxing with a delicious picnic. Spend a glorious two hours soaking up Santa Barbara’s rich colonial history at this beautiful, interesting heritage site while taking in the spectacular view of the city and ocean.4. Hike the Santa Ynez Mountains
This rugged mountain range rises steeply from the Pacific Ocean providing a majestic backdrop to the coastal paradise city of Santa Barbara. There are several outstanding hiking trails in the mountains that lead to incredible look out points with dramatic, sweeping vistas of the city and ocean. Ambitious hikers can climb the 2485 ft Gaviota Peak accessible via a 6.5 mile trail while the popular, easier trail to a mountaintop rock formation called Lizard’s Rock provides an unforgettable panoramic view over Santa Barbara.5. Whale Watching
The nutrient rich waters of the Santa Barbara channel provide a haven for hundreds of species of marine life. Book a ticket on the 75 ft 120 passenger Condor Express and be awed by the majestic grandeur of humpback whales and the colossal blue whale while on their migratory path. Dolphin sightings are a given on this trip. Enjoy an expedition on the more intimate 15 passenger Sunset Kidd expedition to see dolphins and whales break the surface of the water and to hear whales catch their breath!!6. Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours
Spend a wonderful, relaxing day exploring wineries located in the Santa Ynez valley on a guided wine tour that offers barrel room tours, tastings at three wineries and a gourmet lunch. Cycle through the scenic vineyards of Foxen Canyon or Santa Rita Hills on a tour that includes cycling equipment, a deli lunch and a guided tour offering rich historical insights and interesting discussions on winemaking as you sample the finest of Santa Barbara’s winemaking expertise.7. Learn to sail in Santa Barbara!
Enjoy the glorious California sunshine and salty seabreeze while trying your hand at sailing. Regular North West winds make Santa Barbara a top destination for novice and experienced sailors alike. Explore the magnificent Santa Barbara coastline from the unique vantage point of a sailboat! Santa Barbara Sailing Center is one of the largest American Sailing Association schools in the nation where a fleet of 40 boats and highly qualified instructors and a range of year round tailor made courses will set you on course for confident sailing in no time!
FAQs: Glamping in Santa Barbara
Which types of services are offered at the glampsites in Santa Barbara?
In regards to the facilities you can find on Holidu, it can be said that the glampsites in Santa Barbara offer everything that vacationers need! Here, the glampsites generally have a variety of facilities, the most popular being: internet (83%), view (67%), and fireplace (50%)...What are you waiting for?
How are the glampsites generally rated in Santa Barbara?
The glampsites here are often well rated. 50% of the glampsites in Santa Barbara have an average score of 4.5 stars!
Are the glampsites in Santa Barbara suitable for family vacations?
According to the Holidu data, 33% of glampsites in Santa Barbara are suitable for families with children, it should therefore be very easy for you to find the perfect glampsites for you and your family.
Are the glampsites in Santa Barbara suitable for travelers and their furry friends?
Definitely! In Santa Barbara, 50% of the glampsites accept pets, 50% even have a garden!
Do the glampsites in Santa Barbara tend to have Wi-Fi?
Of course! According to last year, 83% of glampsites in Santa Barbara offer internet connection. It is therefore no problem, you will be able to access your emails and favorite social media sites at any time!
What are the prices like for glampsites in Santa Barbara?
A lot of the glampsites in Santa Barbara are generally rather expensive. According to Holidu's data, 50% cost on average more than $500 a night.
Do the glampsites in Santa Barbara often have a fireplace or a pool?
Definitely! According to Holidu, the glampsites in Santa Barbara are perfect all year round. Here, 50% have a fireplace and 17% a pool.
Are the glampsites in Santa Barbara suitable for trips with a big group or better for a weekend break as a small group?
Here, based on last year, 50% of glampsites accept up to eight guests, 50% of these glampsites contain at least four bedrooms. But 83% of glampsites also have facilities for groups of up to four guests, and 83% of the glampsites are made up of at least two separate bedrooms. This is therefore the perfect destination for groups of friends of all sizes!
At the glampsites in Santa Barbara are you able to have a beautiful view and spend time outside?
33% of glampsites have a balcony or terrace, and 67% have a view, but since it is not very common so availability can be selective. If this is important to you, you should start your research early, and use the filters that suit you the best to be sure to find what you are looking for. However, 50% of glampsites in Santa Barbara have gardens, where you can bask in the sun. If you like to have lunch or dinner outside, and especially if you like barbecues, 33% of the glampsites have them.