Sports & Activities

Santa Barbara is an athlete’s paradise, particularly for those who enjoy outdoor sports. You won’t find nicer weather anywhere in the world than in Santa Barbara. It’s a pleasure to run, hike, bike, sail, paddle, and play in Santa Barbara’s comfortable, moderate climate.

Cyclist Doing a Wheelie

Cyclist Doing a Wheelie

Biking in Santa Barbara

Biking is an activity that anyone in your family could enjoy. Bike paths and trails abound in Santa Barbara, and there are cycling spots for everyone from beach cruisers to BMXers to road bikers to mountain bikers.

Kayaking in Santa Barbara

Kayaking offers you the opportunity to keep fit, work on your tan, enjoy the beach, and marvel at the local marine ecology — all at the same time. Santa Barbara is the ideal place to get started.

Skateboarding in Santa Barbara

If you, or the kids, enjoy skateboarding, Santa Barbara is a worthwhile destination offering a fun skateboarding park that’s right on the beach.

Golfing in Santa Barbara

If you enjoy golf, you could spend your entire vacation visiting various golf courses in Santa Barbara County. Take your pick: You’ll find 6 public 18-hole golf courses, 3 public 9-hole golf courses, 8 different driving ranges, and 4 private golf courses accessible to members of various country clubs.