Standing on top of a hill, your face craned toward the sun, any plans you had to check in at work go out the window. You’re on vacation, and you’re going to soak up every blissful moment. The best of the beach and inland wine country are at your disposal. You’ll get sand between your toes and then take a day trip out to a scenic vineyard, where rolling hills and meticulously arranged vines permeate the landscape. Back in the city, Mediterranean-style red roofs take your imagination to a place thousands of miles away. Where the salt of the Pacific Ocean and the all-knowing breezes of the Santa Ynez Mountains meet, that’s where your travel companions can find you, wise wanderer. Gazing into the distance and dreaming up your next big adventure. Welcome to Santa Barbara.
The Central California coast is beckoning you to enjoy the best of land and seas. Book one of our cheap flights to Santa Barbara on Travelocity today, and soon you’ll be investigating the best of a respected wine region and nibbling on fine food.
Transportation From SBA
Flights to Santa Barbara land at the Santa Barbara Airport (SBA), and there are plenty of hotels nearby that make for a relaxing place to wind down after your flight. Getting to your accommodation is as easy as a Santa Barbara breeze, because there are lots of ways to get there. Courtesy shuttle buses run between the airport and certain hotels, and you can book a door-to-door shuttle to any destination. You can also hop on the public bus, available from the Moffett Road station just across from the terminal. If you want a private ride, hail a cab at the curb. If you want to explore Greater Santa Barbara on your own schedule, rent a car while you’re booking airfare to Santa Barbara. With your own set of wheels, you may as well have the keys to the city.
Hotels near SBA
After a day of exploring wine country and the serenity of beach life, you’ll want a place to lay your head where you can achieve true bliss. After you book one of our best Santa Barbara flights, make plans to stay in one of these hotels and your vacation in paradise will be one for the record books:
- The Fess Parker Santa Barbara - DoubleTree by Hilton Resort: This beachfront hotel feeds your spirit and your palate. Dine at one of five restaurants before you go for a walk on the coast. Take advantage of a wine package, and you’ll be sipping on fermented gold in style.
- Bacara Resort & Spa: A luxury hotel with on-site yoga classes and beachfront dining. Ah, that’s your style. Throw in the private in-room fireplaces and the exceptional service, and the Bacara Resort & Spa has you feeling like you’ve come home.
- Hotel Milo Santa Barbara: Take advantage of the privacy at a boutique hotel when you stay at Hotel Milo. The beach-chic motif is charming and the architecture reminds you of another time. Read in the garden before you head out for the day.
- Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara: Spread across 22 acres, this stunning hotel really is one of a kind. Serene gardens give way to patio dining and luxury service always leaves you feeling pampered.
Things to Do in Santa Barbara
You’ve gotten tickets to Santa Barbara and you brought your eager taste buds along with a reverence for history. Good news, wise wanderer, the central coast will satiate your hunger for all things cultural and epicurean. Begin your tour of the city with a stop at from the Spanish Mission, one of the most visited and beloved of all California missions. Make sure you stop at the Stearns Wharf for a bite before you explore the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and venture east toward the wineries. Between the Historic District and the quaint downtown shops, you might forget about the miles of coastline just waiting for you to sink your toes into the sand and surf. Don’t worry, the gentle crash of its waves is always there to remind you.
Flights to Santa Barbara, California are your ticket to paradise, wise wanderer. The boutiques of State Street and exhibits at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse are just the beginning of your adventure. Get your tickets to Santa Barbara today, and the road to sand and sun will come into view.
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