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What is Santa Barbara like for beach hotels?

When you can't wait to get to the beach, a trip to Santa Barbara might be just the ticket. Whether you want to hunt for sand dollars or smell the fresh air, this dynamic city is perfect for travellers looking for hotels close to the water. While staying close to the water is a major draw, Santa Barbara has lots more to offer - major shopping centres, cycling and top-notch restaurants. You can experience everything the area has to offer with a visit to Santa Barbara County Courthouse or a stop at Granada Theatre. When you browse for the best hotels in Santa Barbara on our site, it's easy to book something close to the area's main attractions.

What are the best things to see and do in Santa Barbara?

If you'd like to take in the sights and attractions or explore this beach destination's natural beauty, here are some ideas for what to see and do in and around Santa Barbara:

  • Leadbetter Beach
  • Butterfly Beach
  • Goleta Beach

  • Sights & landmarks
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse
  • Granada Theatre
  • Arlington Theater

  • Parks
  • Cabrillo Pavillion
  • Lotusland
  • Lake Casitas Recreation Area

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