Year-Round Activities on the California Coast
Getting outside is easy in Santa Barbara. Our climate boasts 300 days of sunshine every year—making it ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. The beautiful Santa Ynez Mountains offer countless hiking and biking trails complete with panoramic views of the Pacific. If you’re seeking adventure on the water, look no further than Kimpton Canary. We have it all to enjoy - kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, sailing, surfing, whale watching and more.
Want to try something memorable and unique? Horseback riding is one of the best ways to discover Santa Barbara’s picturesque landscape. Saddle up and choose between relaxing beach rides at sunset to breathtaking strolls through the vineyards.
Sailing is a popular and loved activity in Santa Barbara. Learn the basics with a local instructor or relax on a guided tour for a romantic date along the coastline.
Grab a front row view to Santa Barbara’s rich and diverse marine life – one of the best whale watching spots on the west coast. One of the best whale watching spots on the west coast.
Paddle along the Santa Barbara harbor through calm waters surrounding Stearns Wharf. Have a blast renting your own kayak or join a guided tour.
Surfing + SUP
It wouldn’t be quintessential California without surfing. The surf in Santa Barbara offers something for every skill level to enjoy. If you’re looking for a more relaxed alternative, try stand up paddle boarding, or SUP.
Parks + Gardens
Wander through Mother Nature near Kimpton Canary. Explore the iconic Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - spanning 78 acres and home to over 1,000 native plants.
Elevate your getaway with a scenic horseback ride through Santa Barbara’s beautiful terrain.
Choose your perfect hiking adventure in Santa Barbara. There’s endless options from oceanfront trails to scenic mountain bluffs.
- Inspiration Point
- Nojoqui Falls
- Hot Springs Canyon Trail
- Romero Canyon Trail
- Seven Falls Trail
You don’t even need a car in Santa Barbara, just grab a bike and go anywhere! Santa Barbara BCycle LLC offers bike share system so you can easily cruise through downtown.