Santa Barbara offers plenty of choices to the destination traveler. Known as the "American Riviera" and located only half an hour from Los Angeles, the area promises a variety of entertaining options. Guests can enjoy hikes through the mountains or along the beach and guided hikes can be arranged with the concierge, who is also available to provide information on seasonal local events such as the Farmer's Market.
Stunning beaches address the needs of tanners or surfers. The temperate climates of Southern California mean that visitors can enjoy water and sun year-round. Hotel guests are only a short distance from Santa Barbara Beach, Butterfly Beach, or the Channel Islands. Sailing, parasailing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, or whale watching are some of the activities that can be arranged by the hotel front desk staff or concierge.
The selection of other local attractions that guests can enjoy include the stunning art at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, which is easily accessible and located in downtown. Another popular site is the Santa Barbara Mission. Founded in 1786, the mission offers visitors a glimpse into the rich culture and history of the region.
The Santa Barbara Botanical Garden contains five miles of walking paths within sixty-five acres of lush, historical gardens, representing a variety of habitats within Southern California. The gardens also offer a variety of learning opportunities for those interested in conservation and environmental preservation.
The Santa Barbara Zoo is nearby, allowing for a fun, family adventure. Housing over 180 species, the zoo is committed to conservation and offers a variety of educational programs available to all ages, promising something for everyone. The hotel front desk or concierge can arrange and provide information for any of these events and destinations.
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