Holidays to Santa Barbara

United States
A seaside town noted for its laid-back atmosphere and availability of amenities usually only found in larger cities, Santa Barbara is a great place for vacationers looking to hit the beach, surf or enjoy high quality dining options and local wineries. As home of UC Santa Barbara, the town has …

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How to get to Santa Barbara

Here's what you need to know about getting to Santa Barbara. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Santa Barbara takes 12 hours, 10 minutes.

When to go to Santa Barbara

Typical Holiday Price

£2079 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Santa Barbara varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - October is the cheapest month to go to Santa Barbara.

Where to stay in Santa Barbara

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Santa Barbara, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Santa Barbara

Damian Gadal | FlickrStearns Wharf
Stearns Wharf
Mary G | Trip by SkyscannerSanta Barbara Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoo
rpertiet | FlickrMission Santa Barbara
Mission Santa Barbara
Ori Zaltzman | Trip by SkyscannerState Street Shopping & Dining
State Street Shopping & Dining
Jerry H | Trip by SkyscannerSuperior Court Of California County Of Santa Barbara
Superior Court Of California County Of Santa Barbara
Inga F | Trip by SkyscannerSanta Barbara Bowl
Santa Barbara Bowl
Laurie | Trip by SkyscannerArroyo Burro Beach County Park
Arroyo Burro Beach County Park
tkksummers | FlickrSanta Barbara Botanic Garden
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
bdearth | FlickrHendrys Beach
Hendrys Beach
Pets4Dawn | FlickrSanta Barbara Museum of Natural History
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Reviews of Santa Barbara

Kisti Kera
Kisti KeraLos Angeles

I always take a yearly trip here. It is a great, and relaxing town. I enjoy being by the beach, so I always book an inn where I am in walking distance. Great seafood. Locals who live her are friendly, and the views from various hiking spots are amazing.

Travis Katz
Travis KatzMenlo Park

Santa Barbara is a quiet retreat for Angelinos - its Spanish mission style and unsoiled beaches are a sight to behold, and its main drag boasts a host of high end restaurants. But it's also a university town, infusing the city with energy and making sure there are plenty of cheap eats and dive bars to be found.

Andy Kush
Andy KushDublin

Santa Barbara is one the must visit city in California. Nice beaches, lots of shops and restaurants to go to.

Dave Schwarz
Dave SchwarzWinnetka

Met this throw-back to the 60's along the beachfront in Santa Barbara with his unique van. Great guy! B v

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