Wine in Santa Barbara
Where better to enjoy wine than in wine country itself? This summer, visit Santa Barbara for the 15th annual California Wine Festival. Or, explore over 25 local wineries by traveling Santa Barbara’s Urban Wine Trail. Regardless of where you go in Santa Barbara, there are plenty of opportunities for wine lovers to enjoy! Read more below.
California Wine Festival in Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara is calling all wine lovers this July 19-21 for the area’s annual California Wine Festival. As one of the largest outdoor wine festivals in the state, thousands of wine aficionados flock to taste seemingly endless varietals. A long list of wineries will be represented at the festival, serving up their best tastes. Visitors also have the opportunity to pair their wine with a number of gourmet foods. Tickets are available for individual events, or for multiple days. And ticket details can be found on the official California Wine Festival website.
Hotel Near California Wine Festival
The California Wine Festival is a multi-day event, which means you’re going to need a hotel! And if you’re looking for a hotel near the California Wine Festival, we recommend staying at the Spanish Garden Inn. Its fresh foliage and beautiful décor matches the festival’s outdoor sophistication perfectly.
Best Wineries in Santa Barbara
California is known for its exceptional wine, and the Santa Barbara area can prove it. Over 15 different wineries are located by the coast of Santa Barbara alone. So, which ones are worth visiting? We say, try all of them! Santa Barbara’s Urban Wine Trail makes exploring the local wineries easy. The trail’s interactive map pinpoints the wineries’ locations, all within walking-distance of one another. In order to participate, purchase a $150 membership card! Card owners receive a one-time free tasting at each of the trail’s 28 participating wineries in the Santa Barbara area. Discounts to upcoming wine events are also granted to card owners.
Hotel Near Santa Barbara Wineries
Sipping wine all day definitely warrants the need for a nearby hotel, right? Try staying at a hotel near these Santa Barbara wineries, like the Inn at East Beach. This beautiful boutique property is located right on East Beach, near many wineries. It also offers an outdoor pool, stylish furniture and on-site bike rentals. At Inn at East Beach, you can also benefit from their exclusive Santa Barbara Wine Tasting Tour package!
Santa Barbara’s California Wine Festival and Urban Wine Trail are just a few of the great wine experiences in the area. And hotels like the Spanish Garden Inn and Inn at East Beach are perfect for wine explorers of all kinds.
WHERE TO STAY
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