Santa Barbara is easily accessible from Los Angeles, making it ideal for a day trip. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, rolling valleys and miles of picturesque beach, Santa Barbara offers plenty of things to do. From horse riding to surfing and unbelievable outdoor adventures. This pedestrian-friendly town has great architecture, shopping and culture. The warm, year round climate makes it ideal for outdoor activities, from hiking to world-class golfing and family-friendly treks. But the fantastic spas and diverse shopping are a great way to escape the sunshine.