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Alternately known as “the American Riviera,” with its appealing weather, sandy beaches and impressive architecture, a Santa Barbara vacation is one you will definitely remember. Santa Barbara remains warm and dry throughout the year, with average monthly temperatures generally above 65°F, peaking during June to September. Being located on the West Coast however, winters tend to be cooler, and can be afflicted by light rain.

When to go to Santa Barbara

Due to its climate, it is possible to travel to Santa Barbara throughout the year, although Santa Barbara beach can get quite busy during the peak summer season. August is a very popular time to book hotels in Santa Barbara, when the annual Fiesta takes place in the streets of the city. Or why not come during the spring or winter when you can get bargain prices for luxury hotels in Santa Barbara?

How to get to Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) serves the city, and is situated only 7 miles from the center. A Greyhound stop is located downtown, whilst local buses are available to transport you through the city. Bikes are also a popular way to get around the region, with an extensive network of cycle lanes enabling easy access to many of Santa Barbara’s attractions.

Why visit Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is famous for its sandy beaches, notably Arroyo Burro Beach, offering the potential for beautiful oceanside walks. The city has therefore become a popular destination for couples, with many of the romantic hotels in Santa Barbara overlooking these sensational coastal areas. The area’s most famous historic landmark, Mission Santa Barbara, offers a perfect example of the incredible Spanish architecture dotted throughout the city, whilst State Street houses the city center’s entertainment activities, with museums, restaurants, nightclubs, and bars.

Where to stay in Santa Barbara

Hotels.com offers a range of different accommodation options from Santa Barbara motels, to more upmarket places to stay, such as the Hotel Mar Monte in Santa Barbara. So why not take a look at some of the Santa Barbara reviews on our website and start planning an unforgettable vacation?

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