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Santa Barbara's cool touristy vibe provides a myriad of adventures. You can easily glide past the Santa Barbara Harbor, home to over 1000 ships or head west to Santa Barbara's West Beach and Stearn's Wharf. This 11-acre beach offers majestic views and palm tree lined paths traverse the entire coastline.

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48 Hours in a Santa Barbara—Where to Stay, Dine and Explore

Drive Two Hours for Two Days in this Charming Coastal Town

Looking for the ultimate SoCal getaway? Only a short drive up the coast, both beloved and charming, Santa Barbara checks all the boxes for an ideal weekend of wine tasting, relaxation and coastal cuisine. Just two hours north of Los Angeles, this picturesque seaside city is nestled in perfect proximity to wine country, framed by scenic beaches and majestic mountains. From sailing on sunset cruises and adventuring on trail rides to indulging in tasting rooms, here’s your perfect itinerary for a weekend in Santa Barbara.

Numerous places to check out and visit like The Steward Hotel, The Funk Zone, lunch at The Satellite, shopping last the local Farmers Market, and renting some bikes from Wheel Fun Rentals at their various locations!


Bike to Butterfly Beach with Wheel Fun Rentals

Take your tour on wheels when you rent bikes at Wheel Fun Rentals. From your standard city bikes, e-bikes and coastal cruisers to tandem styles for you and your crew, this rental company lets you customize an optimal cycling experience. They even offer surrey chariots for a group ride, plus wagon add-ons and extra wheels and side-car seats. Make sure to procure helmets and locks to make biking a breeze, and level up with rollerblades, boogie boards or umbrellas and chairs to stay cool in the shade. Butterfly Beach is a 17-minute bike ride from the rental depot, and each rental session is good for four hours.


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