Best time to visit Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara, CA

9 THINGS TO DO IN SANTA BARBARA, CA (MARCH 13 - MARCH 22)

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

mid-March–mid-April • nature

After winter rains dry hills burst with new life striking with billions of technicolor orange poppies

Scenic Road Trips

Scenic Road Trips

all year round • activity

Driving along a large number of picturesque roads with stops near the highlights and most unique spots can be a perfect vacation plan

Elephant Seal Watching

Elephant Seal Watching

December–May • nature

It is impossible to miss this beach: you can watch endlessly funny Elephant Seals

Matilija Falls

Matilija Falls

March–November • nature

A strenuous canyon hike to a few beautiful waterfalls

Surfing

Surfing

October–March (all year round) • activity

Amazing swells, great weather conditions, and various opportunities on dozens of ideal surfing beaches are waiting for you in the Golden State

Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles

November–March • nature

It is believed that the Bald Eagle symbolizes strength, courage, freedom, and immortality

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

mid-December–mid-April (all year) • nature

From North to South, California observes the giant marine creatures migration every year

Brown Pelicans

Brown Pelicans

January–October • nature

Come and see unique brown pelicans in their natural habitat

Point Dume

Point Dume

all year round • nature

A beautiful beach overlooking Malibu

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Goleta Monarch Butterfly Grove

Goleta Monarch Butterfly Grove

mid–November–mid-February • nature

Monarch Butterflies have a unique ability to navigate and reach precisely a place located thousands of kilometres where they have never been before

California Strawberry Festival

California Strawberry Festival

May 16–17, 2020  • event

Strawberry pizza anyone?

Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes

Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes

October–February • nature

These coastal dunes are a site of interest for several unique reasons. Find out why!

Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)

January 27–February 06, 2021 • event

The red carpet is rolled out, and movie stars are ready to pose in front of the cameras

Paddleboarding (SUP)

Paddleboarding (SUP)

May–September • activity

One of the most enjoyable and fun water activities is popular all along the California coastline