The 5 Best Romantic Santa Barbara Activities

Take a romantic weekend getaway in Santa Barbara. These top 5 romantic Santa Barbara activities will be sure to impress your date as you explore the city! We’ve got your weekend plans covered–from nature walks to wine tasting and more!

Coronado Butterfly Preserve

The Coronado Butterfly Preserve is part of the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County. This beautiful, serene escape to nature is best viewed during winter days. Plus, did you know butterflies are a sign of good luck? Bring extra positivity to your romance when you visit the preserve!

Stroll along the beach

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Enjoy a romantic stroll along the beach when you visit Santa Barbara! With so many incredible beaches nearby, you’ll have your pick of romantic waterfronts to wander along. Stroll side by side and take in the ocean view!

Visit a winery

Wineries and Santa Barbara go hand in hand. Romantic Santa Barbara wineries are the perfect opportunity to sit back, sip local wine, and spend time with the person you care about. Enjoy beautiful views at the wineries as well! Wineries in Santa Barbara are currently open for outdoor tasting and indoor retail. You can learn more here.

Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens

Enjoy a trip into nature at the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens! Here, you’ll find 78 acres of nature with over 1,000 plants on display. From natural-grown flora to carefully cultivated displays, the gardens are a haven of nature and a joy to explore.

Watch the sunset

Is there a more romantic way to spend the evening than watching the sunset? We don’t think so either. Watch the sunset from your favorite beach spot or these other stunning locations. You’ll love the views almost as much as the person you’re experiencing them with!

How would you spend a romantic weekend in Santa Barbara?

Relax on our bench swing and enjoy the afternoon

Whether you’re visiting or enjoying a SB staycation, Marina Beach Motel has everything you need for a perfect weekend! Stay only half a block from the beach and enjoy all of our wonderful amenities at Marina Beach. You can book a room here.

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