United States California

Santa Barbara

A picturesque coastal city in Southern California known for its Mediterranean-style architecture, beautiful beaches, and upscale lifestyle.

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Santa Barbara is an idyllic stop in your camper van rental, offering travelers a chance to experience its Mediterranean-style architecture, beautiful beaches, and lush wine country. As you cruise through this coastal paradise, take time to explore the historic Santa Barbara Mission, stroll along the vibrant Stearns Wharf, and admire the panoramic ocean views from the city's elevated vantage points. Your camper van rental will fit right in with the relaxed atmosphere and array of boutique shops, local eateries, and outdoor activities. Santa Barbara a must-visit destination to unwind and indulge in the quintessential Californian lifestyle.

gocamp 2 weeks ago

Santa Barbara is a picturesque coastal city that serves as a premier stop on any Pacific Coast Highway road trip. Known for its stunning Spanish colonial architecture, lush gardens, and sandy beaches, it offers travelers a chance to explore its historic Mission, wander through vibrant downtown areas or relax at Stearns Wharf with views of the Pacific. As you drive along the PCH, you’ll find Santa Barbara's combination of cultural attractions and natural beauty to be a refreshing and unforgettable break in your coastal journey.

seeker 5 months ago

Santa Barbara is renowned as one of California's premier wine regions, celebrated for its world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Nestled along scenic coastal valleys, the area benefits from the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean, leading to a long and varied growing season. The region's unique transverse mountain ranges funnel ocean breezes into the vineyards, creating multiple microclimates that enable vintners to produce a diverse array of high-quality wines. Santa Barbara also offers a beautiful city and coastline to visit during your camper van trip. You can't miss the wine exploration and ease of travel in your camper van rental.

gocamp 2 days ago

This central Cali city is bursting with Mediterranean influence as inspired by its heritage, trendy boutiques, and top-of-the-line eateries. Santa Barbara is a paradise full of exciting activities to uncover- from gorgeous scenery to hip cafes, you and your partner are sure to be entertained. With a blanket of balmy sunset and sandy shores to sink your toes into, Santa Barbara is never a bad idea.

seeker 2 years ago

Can I move here?

gaia.cozzoli 2 years ago

Love Santa Barbara

traveliciouslife 2 years ago

Santa Barbara Guides

  • Coffee shops worth the Java detour

    traveliciouslife (Sandra Weinacht)
    Coffee wakes me up, makes me happy and keep me going, but it’s gotta be a good coffee, ideally a flat white served with a smile. This list is a work in progress with my favorite locally owned, small or innovative coffee shops I have come across or can’t wait to try.
  • Glamping in California

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    A bucket list of all the best glamping sites in California.
  • California Glamping - where nature meets luxury

    michele (Michele Humeston)
    Nothing better than wine, nature, soft beds and s’mores.
  • Dog-friendly beaches in California

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Ah, California – with its sun-kissed coastlines and laid-back vibe, it's a haven for beach lovers, and guess what, that includes our four-legged friends too! If you've got a pup who loves to frolic in the sand just as much as you do, you're in for a treat. From the misty shores of Carmel Beach down to the balmy stretches of Coronado Dog Beach, the Golden State is brimming with spots where your dog can dash through the surf, dig to their heart's content, and maybe even catch a Frisbee or two. So leash up, pack some treats, and let's uncover the tail-wagging havens that make California's coastline a paradise for dogs and their human pals.
  • Road Trippin' the California Coast

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    Looking to explore the Central and Southern California coastline? This road trip along Highway 1 (aka Pacific Coast Highway, PCH) covers my favorite spots to soak up the sun and relish in some of California's most quintessential views. Convertible required.
  • The best brewery patios to soak up the sun in California

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    California is well-known for its craft beer scene and breathtaking outdoor spaces. Combine the two, and you get some of the best brewery patios in the country. From San Diego to San Francisco, there are numerous breweries in California that offer an unforgettable outdoor experience. Whether you're looking for a spot to catch some rays with a cold pint or a place to enjoy a beer with friends in a picturesque setting, California's brewery patios have got you covered.
  • California's Lighthouses: A Comprehensive Guide

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Embark on a journey along California's spectacular coastline, and you'll discover a series of majestic guardians beaming out over the Pacific — the lighthouses. These iconic structures, perched on rugged cliffs and sandy shores, are more than just nautical landmarks; they're storied beacons of history, adventure, and engineering prowess that have guided sailors safely to harbor for generations. So, grab your binoculars and a sense of wonder as we dive into "California's Lighthouses: A Comprehensive Guide," where each lighthouse stands as a chapter of a maritime tale waiting to illuminate the Golden State's shoreline secrets.
  • Christmas Cocktail Pop-Up Bars

    miracle (Miracle )
    Miracle is a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar that serves holiday cocktails in a festive setting. With kitschy holiday décor, professionally-developed cocktails and the nostalgic energy of the best office party you’ve ever been to, Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the holiday spirit.
  • Best Wine Regions in California

    gocamp (GoCamp )
    <p>Ah, California, the sun-kissed bastion of viticulture where rolling vineyards are as iconic as the Golden Gate. It's a place where the soil whispers secrets of old vines and the air carries a bouquet that can only be described as vinous poetry. From the fog-laced fields of Sonoma to the rustic charm of Paso Robles, each region offers a unique symphony of flavors that can tantalize the palates of both the casual sipper and the seasoned sommelier. In your camper van rental, you can enjoy The Golden State with its expansive microclimates and terrains, each producing wines that rival the oldest European estates. Promising more than just a camper van adventure, the wine of California tell a story of the land from which they come, offering your taste buds an inspiring tale. So, let's embark on a journey through the best wine regions in California.</p>
  • Road Trip on the Pacific Coast Highway

    gocamp (GoCamp )
    <p>Imagine cruising along in your camper van rental with the windows down, the salty ocean breeze tousling your hair, and the soul-stirring views of the rugged Pacific coastline stretching out before you. That's the allure of a road trip on the iconic Pacific Coast Highway, a spectacular route winding along California's coast. With charming beach towns, historic landmarks, and panoramic viewpoints at every turn, this is the quintessential adventure for anyone with a case of wanderlust and a love for the open road. Buckle up, my friend, because we're going to delve into the must-see stops and hidden gems that will make your camper van journey on the PCH unforgettable.</p>
  • Weekend Getaway Ideas For Couples In North America

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Nothing like taking a weekend away with your loved one for some quality time and fun- we have put together a little guide of some of the best destinations for a last-minute romantic vacay. From the old-timey, European atmosphere of Quebec City to the sandy shores of Laguna Beach, these destinations are not only gorgeous but blossoming with exciting activities for you and your honey. Let's escape the day-to-day and get lost in love and adventure at these downright gorgeous destinations throughout North America.
  • Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip: The most scenic stops along the way

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Ready to hit the road and feast your eyes on some of the most stunning coastal views America has to offer? Buckle up, because the Pacific Coast Highway, also known as Highway 1, is a road tripper's dream—a ribbon of tarmac stretching along the edge of the western United States, flaunting ocean vistas, charming towns, and awe-inspiring landscapes that you'll be reminiscing about for years to come. As you wind your way from the misty shores of the north to the sun-kissed beaches in the south, there are some stops that simply can't be missed. So let's talk about the Pacific Coast Highway road trip and all the scenic pit stops that make this journey an adventure of a lifetime.
  • Solvang For The Weekend

    stillontheroad (Giada Matera)
  • California Coast Road Trip

    nicolejordan (Nicole Jordan)
    Driving Highway 1 down the California Coast? These are some of my favorite destinations definitely worth checking out!
  • West Coast Road Trip

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)