Top Spots

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Santa Barbara, California

1.33 mi / 210 ft gain

Paraglide at Elings Park

Santa Barbara, California

Hike to Inspiration Point

Santa Barbara, California

4.0
3.5 mi / 800 ft gain

Inspiration Point

Santa Barbara, California

3.47 mi / 1017 ft gain

Seven Falls Trail

Santa Barbara, California

3.39 mi / 1033 ft gain

Hike La Cumbre Peak via Tunnel Trail

Santa Barbara, California

10 mi / 3000 ft gain

Cathedral Peak Trail

Santa Barbara, California

4.8 mi / 2438 ft gain

Rattlesnake Canyon

Santa Barbara, California

4.54 mi / 1614 ft gain

Rattlesnake Canyon Trail to Tunnel Trail

Santa Barbara, California

7.7 mi / 2526 ft gain

Places to stay

Santa Barbara, California

Modernized 1970 Vintage Airstream Land Yacht

From $129 / night

Santa Barbara, California

Farmstay Studio Along the Urban/Wildland Interface

From $132 / night

Santa Barbara, California

Romantic Garden Retreat with Hot Tub & Ocean Views

From $274 / night

Santa Barbara, California

Luxury Hilltop Home w/ Epic Views, Pool & Hot Tub

From $1,007 / night

Santa Barbara, California

Luxe Villa: Outdoor Kitchen & Mt. View, Near Beach

From $291 / night

Santa Barbara, California

Panoramic Ocean-View Gem w/ Pool & Hot Tub

From $666 / night

Guides and stories

By Land & Sea: 72 Hours in Ventura, California

Josiah Roe

Velo Ventura: The 5 Best Cycling and Mountain Biking Trails in the Heart of the Central Coast

Josiah Roe

The Galapagos of California

Kyle Frost

Boats, Backpacks and Booze: Why You Should Try Island Backpacking

Kristen Fuller

11 Photos That Will Make You Want to Hike Channel Islands National Park

Katie Yarborough

One Ideal Day on Santa Cruz Island

Leigh Maneri

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