Have you been thinking about planning a romantic weekend away from home? Consider visiting Santa Barbara with your beau! This Southern California town is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and enjoy a little one-on-one time. Spend a day exploring nearby wineries, or indulge at an acclaimed restaurant. You can even head outdoors for some fresh air and adventure. Whatever you choose, we promise your trip will be one for the books! Here are our favorite ways to enjoy romantic getaways in Santa Barbara.
Experience Romantic Getaways in Santa Barbara
1. Sip and Savor
With over 200 wineries to choose from, wine tasting in Santa Barbara is a must during your romantic getaway. This region is famous for Pinot noir, merlot, chardonnay, and more. If you’re not sure where to start, we recommend taking a self-guided tour of the Urban Wine Trail. The trail stretches across two distinct downtown neighborhoods and gives visitors the opportunity to try a wide variety of wines crafted from the area’s best vineyards. Cheers!
2. Get Outdoors
With its rolling hills, pristine beaches, and endless recreational opportunities, Santa Barbara attracts adventurous couples from far and wide. Visit a few of our favorite outdoor spots where you and your spouse can connect with nature.
- Stearns Wharf: Did you know that Stearns Wharf is Santa Barbara’s most popular tourist attraction? Take a harbor tour on the Santa Barbara Water Taxi, or learn about our region’s wildlife at the Natural History Sea Center. You can also enjoy fishing, whale watching, wine tasting, and more.
- Chase Palm Park: This waterfront park is lined with palm trees and offers lounging lawns and a scenic walking path. It’s a great place to pack a picnic and watch the sunset.
- Channel Islands: Just across the Santa Barbara Channel is Channel Islands National Park. Here you can hike, kayak, snorkel, or scuba dive to get one-of-a-kind encounters with local marine life. Keep an eye out for migrating whales and playful dolphins on the ferry ride out to the islands.
3. Enjoy Local Cuisine
There’s nothing better than a delicious meal after a long day outdoors. When your stomach starts to rumble, head to one of our favorite Santa Barbara restaurants for food, drinks, and some eye-gazing. You can choose from a wide range of romantic eateries, including:
- Toma Restaurant & Bar
- Wine Cask
- Stella Mare’s
- The Lark
- Ca’ Dario
- … And more!
Book Your Stay at the Cheshire Cat Inn
If you’re searching for lodging in Santa Barbara, CA, look no further than the Cheshire Cat Inn. Our charming bed and breakfast is known for its beautifully decorated accommodations, modern amenities, gourmet breakfasts, and afternoon wine hour. It’s also conveniently located in downtown Santa Barbara. During your stay, take advantage of our Romantic Getaway Package and make your couple’s retreat even more memorable. You can reserve the package online with your room or by calling (805) 569-1610. We look forward to having you!
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