Looking for an Active Vacation in the Beach Town of Santa Barbara?
Santa Barbara has a long history (at least from and American perspective) of being a playground for the rich and famous. During the turn of the century, Charlie Chaplin arrived in our small seaside town to make movies for the American Film Company's Flying A Studio...at the time the world's largest motion picture studio. For the next century, many affluent people as well as Hollywood's elite have vacationed, married, and honeymooned in our Spanish-style beach town. Among the celebrities that now call Santa Barbara home are Ty Warner, Jonathan Winters, John Cleese, Kevin Costner, Oprah and many more. But the town of Santa Barbara is not just a hideaway and playground for the wealthy. For many, a visit to Santa Barbara is viewed as a top vacation spot for the active minded person. The abundant natural beauty, topography and a "perfect" climate offer not just diverse scenery, but numerous recreational opportunities ranging from cycling, rock climbing and hiking to in-line skating, golfing, horseback riding and numerous water-sport activities. The American Riviera has most angles covered for the adventurous tourist.
Great Santa Barbara Cycling Day Trips
1) The hills throughout Hope Ranch 2) The Waterfront from Hope Ranch towards Summerland 3) Back Roads of Montecito and Carpinteria 4) Highway 150 from Carpinteria towards Ojai
Great Santa Barbara Rock Climbing
1) San Ysidro Crag 2) Gibralter Rock and LieBack Annie 3) Lizard's Mouth 4) Fire Crags 5) The Brickyard
Great Santa Barbara Hikes
1) Tunnel Trail 2) Inspiration Point 3) Coldsprings Trail 4) McMenemy Trail 5) Rattlesnake Trail
Great Santa Barbara Surfing Spots
(this truly varies on the swell, season and tides etc.) 1) Rincon 2) Sandspit 3) Leadbetter - for just learning 4) Mesa Lane 5) Santa Claus Lane Further Reading: Support Turning the Tide on Ocean Pollution Here in Santa Barbara CA., Summer Art, Culture, Festivals in Santa Barbara CA., Santa Barbara Int'l Film Festival Kicks Off, The Secret of The Santa Barbara Channel Islands, Amgen Tour of California Comes to Santa Barbara Again, Your Santa Barbara Weekend Home Getaway For information on Real Estate here in Santa Barbara, Montecito and/or our surrounding areas, as well as any other aspects of life in our area, please don’t hesitate to contact Kevin Schmidtchen at Sotheby’s Int’l Realty. Thank you for reading. I hope you find Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice informative. Please feel free to contact me or comment below with any thoughts. Subscribe to Receive Personal Listings of Santa Barbara Area Properties Search the Santa Barbara Area MLS