From its historic architecture to the burgeoning wine scene, there are tons of things to do and see in Santa Barbara!
Santa Barbara is famous for its laid-back atmosphere and stunning Spanish-Revival Style architecture, making it the perfect destination for guests looking to enjoy an exciting vacation in a gorgeous setting. Our hotel is located right across from the beach and the Santa Barbara Harbour, making it ideal for guests looking to make the most out of their trip to the American Riviera.
To see the best of Santa Barbara in the shortest amount of time, hop on the Land Shark Amphibious Bus! This land and sea bus not only gives an informative tour of the city and its important attractions, it also dives right into the Santa Barbara channel and explore the city from an entirely different view! History and excitement mixed into one, this tour is must-try on your visit to Santa Barbara.
Regarded as one of the most beautiful zoos in the country, the Santa Barbara Zoo is home to almost 150 animals and 30-acres of beautiful botanical gardens. Take in the pristine view of the Pacific Ocean as you enjoy the interactive and engaging exhibits offered at the zoo.
Take a stroll down Stearns Wharf, the iconic pier that remains the most visited attraction in Santa Barbara. Guests looking to enjoy even more of the water during their visit should enjoy a Condor Express Whale Watching experience! As one of the most consistent spots to see whales, dolphins and other amazing marine life, a ride on the Condor Express is always a guaranteed thrill-ride.
Wind down after an exciting day out by taking a stroll down by the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, or dine in one of the many amazing dining establishments located close by, like the number one restaurant in Santa Barbara, Toma Restaurant & Bar.
Santa Barbara is also home to a number of exciting events throughout the year! Make sure to check out the Old Spanish Days Santa Barbara – Fiesta, an annual historic celebration that takes place in Santa Barbara each August.
With so many things to do in Santa Barbara, you’ll never have a dull moment! Book your stay at the Best Western Beachside Inn to enjoy close proximity to all the American Riviera has to offer.
Settled by Spanish explorers, the stunning architecture lining the city reflects a Mediterranean style more commonly found in Europe than America. Mission Santa Barbara, originally built in 1786, is probably one of the well-recognized buildings in this style and was regarded as the “Queen of Missions” due to its incredible design and size. Guests looking to marvel at more of Santa Barbara’s iconic landmarks should also check out the Santa Barbara County Courthouse to admire its beautiful design and stunning rooftop view.
Over the years, Santa Barbara’s food and wine scene has become a force to be reckoned with. The county’s consistent weather is perfect for growing particular strains of grapes for wines like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. Explore local wineries and sign up for a wine tour, or enjoy a tasting at one of the many tasting rooms at the legendary Funk Zone.
Located right next to the Beachside Inn, guests can enjoy an authentic Italian meal at the number one restaurant in Santa Barbara, Toma Restaurant & Bar. Our hotel’s prime location downtown Santa Barbara means we’re close to dozens of other exciting restaurants in the area, just ask our friendly staff for a recommendation!
Our hotel's close proximity to the beach is perfect for guests looking to enjoy all the beautiful Santa Barbara coastline has to offer! Spend an afterboon surfing the waves, kayaking along the coast or taking a leisurely swim!
Guests looking to get the most our of their Santa Barabra beach experience should try an unforgettable Condor Express Whale Watching Experience! Hop on board the Condor Express to check out amazing marine wildlife in their natural habitat! Santa Barbara is known to have some of the best whale watching in Southern California.