Santa Barbara Holidays

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A holiday in Santa Barbara is a full-bodied immersion into exquisite food and wine, big city culture and cosmopolitan style but without the noise and pollution of New York, Chicago or Los Angeles. With her Spanish colonial revival style architecture set against a backdrop of dramatic mountains, rolling valleys and miles of sandy beaches this place is certainly good for you. The ‘Barb’ provides for the young and old, sport and art lovers alike and can be reached from all over the globe via Los Angeles airport just two hours away. We welcome you to the ‘American Riviera’!

Luxury Holidays in Santa Barbara

On your Santa Barbara holiday you’ll be transformed into the elegant protagonist of your favourite film and enjoy the laid back glamour of our stunning exclusive hotels. Dine with the stars and sample the finest Californian wines whilst stimulating your taste buds with scrumptious local cuisine.

10 Great Reasons To Holiday in Santa Barbara

  • Breathe in the sophistication and cultural veracity of a cosmopolitan city but with great beaches, beautiful mountains and a laid back atmosphere.
  • This really is wine country so why not sample some of California’s world famous produce?
  • Surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, horse riding.
  • Check out the booming art and theatre scene. Every month the city enjoys ‘First Thursdays’ where galleries open late and streets become open-air theatres!
  • The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is a date in the calendar for all film buffs.
  • See the wildlife at the local zoo!
  • Great museums including the Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural History.
  • Stearns Wharf, a harbour with a pier and restaurants and the newly built Ty Warner sea centre.
  • Home to largest fig tree in the country – see the Moreton Bay Fig Tree!
  • Enjoy the Spanish Colonial style architecture like the Mission Santa Barbara built in 1786.

Things To Do While On Holiday

There is so much to do here that everyone will be entertained. Stearns Wharf is the most visited location due to its wealth of restaurants and provides an array of child friendly activities such as the sea life centre and the pier.

This region is a haven for classical music lovers and contains numerous performing art venues including the Santa Barbara Bowl, a 4,562 seat amphitheatre used for outdoor concerts which nestles at the base of the Riviera in a picturesque canyon northwest of ‘the Barb’.

However, Santa Barbara provides just as much fun for the adventurous type offering horse riding tours, scuba diving and even paragliding. Since California is so famous for wine it would be madness not to sample some, and why not take part in one of the Urban Wine Trails, which offer an exclusive insight into the production?

Interesting Facts About Santa Barbara

  • Land Area – 19.468 sq miles
  • Population – 88,410
  • Currency – US Dollar


The weather here is often described as Mediterranean and even the winters are mild making Santa Barbara a popular luxury winter destination.

Santa Barbara Holidays 2014

Book early to secure your 2014 holidays and avoid disappointment, just request a quote from Kenwood Travel and start planing your holiday. Secure a luxury all inclusive holiday, wedding or honeymoon, and let Kenwood Travel offer you a personalized package. We have over 30 years worth of experience to share with you. Let us make your Santa Barbara holiday one for remembering.

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Canary Hotel Highly Recommended

Canary Hotel

Boasting a state-of-the-art gym, deluxe swimming pool and a host of invigorating spa treatments, the Canary Hotel is the only full-service boutique accommodation in downtown Santa Barbara.

Key features

  • Spa Facilities
  • Fantastic Location
  • Fitness Centre
  • Rooftop Pool
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Santa Barbara Inn

Santa Barbara Inn

Perfect for family holidays, business breaks and romantic getaways, the Santa Barbara Inn boasts a host of excellent amenities to suit all tastes.

Key features

  • Beachfront Location
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Eco Friendly Hotel
  • Swimming Pool
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Harbor View Inn

Harbor View Inn

A luxurious four-star property in the heart of chic Santa Barbara, the Harbor View Inn is ideally suited to all holidaying needs.

Key features

  • Beachfront Hotel
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
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Bacara Resort & Spa

Bacara Resort & Spa

Stretched across 78-acres of flourishing Santa Barbara greenery, this deluxe four-star resort is simply one of the most stunning properties in the region.

Key features

  • Kids Club
  • Beachfront Hotel
  • Fantastic Location
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