What’s Happening in Santa Barbara This June

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What’s Happening in Santa Barbara This June

If you’re in Santa Barbara this June, you’re in luck! On June 14,, the Santa Barbara Zoo kicks off its first annual Zoo-a-Palooza. It’s the perfect event for families who want to visit the zoo. June is also a great time to check out the local wineries and tasting rooms of Santa Barbara. Take advantage of the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail to explore the city and taste some wine. For more details, scroll below.


Zoo-a-Palooza at the Santa Barbara Zoo

Did someone say Zoo-a-Palooza? That’s right! The Santa Barbara Zoo will host its first annual Zoo-a-Palooza on June 14 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Who’s invited? Families with kids of all ages. Make sure to introduce the little ones to Chase and Skye from Paw Patrol and take lots of pictures. DJ Hecktik will be playing some wild beats throughout the event for the the kids to dance to. Great interactive learning opportunities include science experiments and a variety of crafts. The zoo also provides a quiet area with activities and sensory backpacks (includes noise-canceling headphones) for rent. With June marking the Zoo’s one-year anniversary of being a Certified Autism Center, this special area is great for kiddos who might need a quieter setting to have fun. Admission for Zoo-a-Palooza is $20 for adults and $14 for children. Buy your tickets online here.


Hotel Near the Santa Barbara Zoo

While in Santa Barbara, make sure to stay at a family-friendly hotel like Inn at East Beach. This property is conveniently located right near the Santa Barbara Zoo and includes an outdoor pool, stylish furniture and on-site bike rentals. At Inn at East Beach, families can stay well within their budget, without sacrificing comfort or convenience.


Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail

Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just a lover of wine, you’ll want to check out Santa Barbara’s Urban Wine Trail. The trail breaks down into five sections based on neighborhood, making it easy to navigate. The wine collection of Presidio Neighborhood has some exceptional wineries in its fold. Visit Grassini Family Vineyards for a relaxing evening on their picturesque outdoor patio. For the perfect chocolate, cheese and wine pairing, head to either Jamie Sloane Wines or Cebada. Customizable wine tastings can be made at Au Bon Climat. And if you’re traveling on a budget, Silver Wines’ wine tasting is only $15. Looking for a luxurious wine tasting room? Check out Happy Canyon Vineyard or Barden Wines. Afterwards, stop by some of the surrounding high-end restaurants, casual dining spots and boutique shops.


Hotel Near Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail

You’ll definitely want to stay somewhere nearby after you have a couple glasses. Spanish Garden Inn is conveniently located near the Presidio Neighborhood, making it a perfect place to recuperate after your wine adventure. In-room spa treatments, a glistening outdoor pool and fresh foliage are all things you can expect to enjoy at this property.


This June, be sure to book a stay in Santa Barbara and enjoy everything it has to offer!



Inn at East Beach
Whatever makes your ideal California weekend getaway, the Inn at East Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara is here to help you stay well- and well within your budget! 1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. 805.965.0546

Spanish Garden Inn
A stylish boutique hotel surrounded by fresh foliage and adorned with hand-painted art. 915 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 805.564.4700