10 Things to Do in Santa Barbara This Summer

It’s finally summertime, and people are flocking to sunny Santa Barbara for their summer vacations. If you count yourself among those visitors, then this post is for you! Whether you’re visiting solo, with friends, or on a family vacation, there’s lots of fun stuff to keep you busy while you’re here. Here’s our list of 10 things to do in Santa Barbara this summer.

1. Hit Up a Festival

There are tons of cool festivals going on in Santa Barbara this summer. There are wine festivals, music, flower festivals, car festivals, and more. Wherever your interests lie, we can pretty much guarantee there’s a festival for you.

2. Surf Some Waves

Whether you’re a newbie or a pro, it’s always fun to surf in Santa Barbara. Make sure you hit the waves at some point this summer!

3. Bike the Trails

Grab one of Marina Beach Motel’s free bike rentals and hit the trails. It’s a great (and eco-friendly) way to explore this beautiful city and the surrounding nature.

4. Hike the Trails

Hiking is another great way to experience all the natural beauty this part of California has to offer. It’s a good workout and it offers some breathtaking views of the area.

5. Soak Up the Sun

Pick one of many Santa Barbara beaches, spread out a towel or blanket and catch some rays. It’s relaxing, enjoyable, and a great way to get some Vitamin D!

6. Swim in the Ocean

At just 37 steps from the beach, Marina Beach Motel is the perfect place to stay if you’re planning on swimming a lot! So go for a quick dip or do some laps in the Pacific when you stay with us.

7. Catch Some Fish

Deep sea fishing is fun to do, plus it can provide you with some delicious, fresh-caught fish to take home and have for dinner. All you have to do is rent a boat and/or book a guide.

8. Taste Local Wines

As you may know, Santa Barbara wine is some of the best in the world. Schedule a wine tasting at one of our local Santa Barbara wineries to see for yourself.

9. Visit a Museum

There are several fascinating museums and historical landmarks you can visit in the area. There’s no excuse not to soak up some culture while you’re here!

10. Go to a Golf Course

Golfing is one of our favorite things to do in Santa Barbara. It’s fun, relaxing, and social. What better way to spend a summer day?

The list goes on, of course, since this is just a sample of things to do in Santa Barbara this summer. This city is always bursting with activity and excitement! So if you haven’t yet, book your summer stay at Marina Beach Motel today.