Barbara is a coastal community in Southern California located just
80 miles north of Los Angeles. The temperatures here are
cooler than they are in the valleys. In fact, it never gets
much above 85° F (29° C). We have over 300 days a year where
the sun is out and shining at least part of the day.
is the best time to visit?
Santa Barbara locals, we say that from
mid-June to October we have the best combination of sun, warmth, and
activities. However, our winters are going to beat Northern
winters hands down, so we see a large number of Northern American,
Northern European and Canadian visitors from December - April.
Santa Barbara a family friendly community?
yes, considering this town is primarily a resort town and much of
the population is actually older adults. Santa Barbara has a
lot of things to do for families and is for the most part open and
receptive to kids. The only caveat is much of the
infrastructure is adult oriented.
childcare options are there for tourists?
Most of the large hotels have some sort of day care available on
site. Most of the regular daycare centers have standing clientele
and are not open on the weekends.