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Beaches & Parks
Just across the street from Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara is East Beach, known for its white sands, relaxed vibe, and sprawling beach volleyball courts.
Shoreline Park0.5 MILES AWAY
This coastal bluff park features picnic and BBQ areas, a playground, and views of the Santa Barbara coastline, city, and Santa Ynez Mountains. Trek down the bluff to a rocky beach and tide pools where you can watch for whales.
Carpinteria Beach6.0 MILES AWAY
This state-protected coastline is a 15-minute drive south of the hotel, with recreational activities including swimming, tide pool exploration, bird watching, nature hikes, and surf fishing.
Recreational Activities1.0 MILES AWAY
Board a cruise or take a water taxi, visit Stearns Wharf Bait & Tackle to get some gear to fish off of the pier, or see Madame Rosinkas, a world-famous spiritual advisor offering psychic predictions.
Ty Warner Sea Center1.0 MILES AWAY
The Ty Warner Sea Center features interactive exhibits showcasing area marine life, including a 1,500-gallon tide pool tank.
Waterfront Dining1.0 MILES AWAY
Experience wonderful California seafood restaurants at Stearns Wharf. Dine al fresco at Longboards, enjoy the catch of the day at the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company and Harbor Restaurant, or stop by the Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room for a glass of Santa Barbara County wine.
Specialty Shops1.0 MILES AWAY
Browse the unique shops at Stearns Wharf. Discover one-of-a-kind toys at Deep Blue Sea, hundreds of candy treats at Mother Stearns Candy Shop, and ice cream at the Great Pacific Ice Cream Company.
Santa Barbara Zoo & Gardens
Santa Barbara Zoo2 MILES AWAY
The sprawling zoo features ocean views and tree-lined walkways. View 146 species, including lions, giraffes, elephants, penguins, and gorillas, as well as its Dino Show each summer.
Andrée Clark Bird Refuge2.0 MILES AWAY
This 42-acre park is a modified estuary supporting brackish wetlands. Enjoy hiking and biking trails in this scenic home for ducks, gulls, herons, and turtles.
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden5.0 MILES AWAY
The Botanic Garden is devoted to indigenous California plants with 65 acres of cactuses, redwoods, wildflowers, and more along miles of meandering trails.
Ganna Walska Lotusland4.0
Explore 37 acres of exotic, rare plants and lotus-filled ponds at this secluded estate garden created in the 1940s.
Downtown Santa Barbara
State Street3.0 MILES AWAY
Take a stroll down State Street’s brick-lined sidewalks and beautifully landscaped plazas featuring open-air shopping areas and trendy sidewalk cafes.
Funk Zone2.0 MILES AWAY
Explore Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, an arts district of converted warehouses and graffiti murals. Sip Santa Barbara County wines at one of more than 20 different tasting rooms, or try craft brews and local artisan spirits.
Santa Barbara Bowl3.5 MILES AWAY
Built in 1936, the Santa Barbara Bowl is a beautiful outdoor amphitheater carved into the hillside, open seasonally from April through October.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art2.0 MILES AWAY
The museum displays a wide variety of works, including antiquities and Chinese ceramics, Western American paintings, and an impressive collection of French Impressionist works, including a number of Monet paintings.
Day Trip Destinations
Santa Barbara Mission4.0 MILES AWAY
Explore this historic Mission, originally established in 1786. Today, the Mission is home to a community of Franciscan friars; visit the church, museum, cemetery, and 12 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking the town and the Channel Islands.
Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country33.0 MILES AWAY
A quick 40-minute drive over the San Marcos Pass takes you into the scenic Santa Ynez Valley, home to more than a dozen wineries. Take advantage of the Clean Air Express bus from Santa Barbara to the valley and ride the Wine Country Express bus once you’ve arrived.
Channel Islands National Park
Travel by boat to visit these five pristine islands in the Pacific Ocean. The Channel Islands National Park is a great spot for snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking, and the area is a prime location for whale watching.