10 Reasons You Need to Plan a Trip to Santa Barbara Right Now

Who needs a reason to take a spontaneous vacation? You do! Whether that’s a 50-mile or 500-mile journey, here’s the proof you need to spontaneously plan a trip to Santa Barbara.

We could be totally fine getting in a traffic jam with this view. #SantaBarbara ????: @alexnyeart

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Even with that traffic, you can’t be mad.

Because you’re headed straight to the beach.


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And you’ve got a killer sunset to look forward to tonight.
Not to mention: a gorgeous sunrise tomorrow, if you’re up in time.

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You don’t even have to bother with driving yourself.
Grab the shuttle to the waterfront downtown.

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Explore all the boutiques and tchotchkes, wine cellars and vintage reds, and take a bike along (or all the way there) if you need one.

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Actually, definitely grab a bike. Because there are just too many sights to see.

And it’s not just natural beauty, but architecture and culture too.

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The Mission is its own destination.

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And the food. Goodness help us if we aren’t craving some tacos right now.

Fresh California berries at the Santa Barbara Farmer’s Market.

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We’ll do the healthy thing in the morning when we get to the Santa Barbara Farmers’ Market.

Then maybe go for a little swim, take a nap, and try to decide whether or not to stay for one more day.

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