8 Fun Outdoor Activities in Santa Barbara

No one visits Santa Barbara to stay indoors all day. There are dozens of fun outdoor activities in Santa Barbara though, so it can be hard to decide how to spend your time while you’re here. That’s why we decided to list our favorite outdoor activities in Santa Barbara to help you out! Read below to see if your favorites made the cut and maybe you’ll even discover something new to try.

1. Surfing

People flock to Santa Barbara every year to surf on the Pacific. There are lots of reasons to surf in Santa Barbara, but the main ones are the waves and weather! See for yourself by booking a surfing lesson or hitting the waves on your own.

2. Biking

Santa Barbara is known for being a very eco-friendly city, which is why there are so many cool places to go biking here. Plus Marina Beach Motel offers free bike rentals to all guests. So grab one of our beach cruisers and hit the trails!

3. Hiking

Speaking of trails, there are plenty of scenic hiking trails in the area as well. With the varied terrain and gorgeous overlooks, hiking in Santa Barbara is a truly memorable experience. We encourage all of our guests to do it.

4. Sailing

There are lots of boating companies in the area you can use to go on tours. Try whale watching or go on a deep sea fishing trip! Just make sure you get out on the ocean at least once while you’re here.

5. Skydiving

This activity is only for the more daring among you. But if you’re up to the challenge, it’s totally worthwhile. So why not see Santa Barbara from above?

6. Paragliding

Though only slightly less daunting than sky diving, paragliding is an exhilarating experience. And like skydiving, it affords you an incredible view of Santa Barbara. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.

7. Wine Tasting

The Santa Barbara Valley is filled with award-winning wineries, so we urge you to take advantage of this incredible luxury. Each winery has a different story and every vineyard is worth the visit, though you can review which one’s appeal to you the most before heading out!

8. Golfing

Grab your clubs and hit the links! One of our favorite outdoor activities in Santa Barbara is golfing. There are plenty of beautiful courses to choose from, like Sandpiper Golf Club, situated right on the water. What better way to enjoy the outdoors while still getting some friendly competition.

Whatever you do while you’re here, make sure you try out at least one of these fun outdoor activities in Santa Barbara. We guarantee you’ll have a blast. And if you haven’t yet, book your stay at Marina Beach Motel today!