See Santa Barbara
The Sights & Sounds of Santa Barbara:
The Area's Best Attractions & Things To Do!
Populated with historic adobes and missions, a vibrant collection of shops, delicious restaurants, and live entertainment venues, Santa Barbara, California is a masterpiece to visit - which is why it attracts visitors from all over the country (and world). Watch monarch butterflies flutter about. Take in the vast beauty of the sea from the Santa Barbara Pier. Check out a true “locals’ beach” in Goleta. Or, we invite you to just relax by our pool. With an assortment of attractions and things to do in Santa Barbara, whatever you decide to do, it will be your hardest (and best) decision all week.
Check out our area guide for the best things to do while staying at our hotel near Goleta, and then start planning your Santa Barbara getaway with us today!
California's Golden Beaches
Beach volleyball, tide pooling, swimming, fishing, picnicking, and whale-watching are just some of the activities you can enjoy at Santa Barbara’s pristine beaches - such as El Capitan State Beach, Refugio State Beach, and East Beach.
Located close to our Santa Barbara hotel, Goleta Beach offers 28 acres for bike riding, pier fishing, and sunbathing. Plus, you'll discover volleyball courts, horseshoes, and children's playgrounds between its bustling restaurant and picnic areas!
A Foodie ParaDise...
Santa Barbara is truly a foodie's paradise. From upscale dining on State Street to laid-back Mexican delights, you can literally eat your way through our beach town. Plus, guests will find an assortment of wine bars, bars with live music, and some great clubs to dance the night away on State Street!
Calling all Students:
The University of California, Santa Barbara (commonly referred to as UC Santa Barbara or UCSB) is one of the 10 general campuses of the University of California system. Founded in 1891, UCSB educates about 16,000 undergrads and 4,000 graduate students. And lucky for you, Pacifica Suites is only a 5-minute drive to campus.
See Famous State Street
Experience fine dining, world-famous shops, and a variety of cultural venues in downtown Santa Barbara. It also holds art galleries, performing arts, historic sites, and museums.
At the water's edge of State Street, you'll find the famous Santa Barbara Pier. Whatever you decide, State Street's beauty won't let you down!
Wine Tasting, anyOne?
There is something for everyone in Santa Barbara Wine Country. Take a professionally-guided wine tour or simply visit the wide array of tasting rooms, wineries, and vineyards at your own pace on the Urban Wine Trail. We invite you to trace the steps of the characters from the film Sideways to have your own experience worth writing home about!
Get Your Swing in...
With 18 holes each, ocean views, and lush landscaping, the Sandpiper Golf Course and Rancho San Marcos Golf Course are recognized as some of Santa Barbara's best golfing destinations. What could be better than that? Pacifica Suites offers an exclusive choose-your-course golf package for our hotel guests!