Discover Santa Barbara

Your Gateway to Adventure and Relaxation

Nestled between the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains and the sparkling Pacific Ocean lies Santa Barbara, a city overflowing with charm, vibrant culture, and endless possibilities for exploration. Pacific Crest Hotel is your perfect launchpad for experiencing it all. Whether you're a passionate foodie seeking world-class dining experiences, an outdoor enthusiast yearning for breathtaking natural beauty, or a history buff captivated by Spanish colonial architecture, Santa Barbara has something to ignite your wanderlust. Here's a taste of what awaits you:

West Beach

Escape the ordinary and step onto the sun-kissed shores of West Beach, located just a block away from Pacific Crest Hotel. This haven for beach lovers offers something for everyone. Families can build sandcastles and splash in the gentle waves, while water enthusiasts can try their hand at surfing or paddle-boarding.

 

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Escape the ordinary and step onto the sun-kissed shores of West Beach, located just a block away from Pacific Crest Hotel. This haven for beach lovers offers something for everyone. Families can build sandcastles and splash in the gentle waves, while water enthusiasts can try their hand at surfing or paddle-boarding.

For a leisurely afternoon, soak up the California sunshine on the golden sand or rent a beach chair and read a book with the calming sound of the ocean waves as your soundtrack. West Beach also offers volleyball courts for a friendly game with friends or family. After a day of fun in the sun, grab a delicious meal or refreshing drink at a nearby beachfront restaurant and watch the vibrant sunset paint the sky with hues of orange and pink. West Beach is the perfect starting point for an unforgettable California beach experience.

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Funk Zone

Immerse yourself in the trendy Funk Zone, a haven for creative energy just a short stroll from the hotel. Explore a diverse collection of art galleries showcasing local and international artists. When hunger strikes, delve into the world of culinary delights offered by the Funk Zone’s many restaurants.

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Immerse yourself in the trendy Funk Zone, a haven for creative energy just a short stroll from the hotel. Explore a diverse collection of art galleries showcasing local and international artists. When hunger strikes, delve into the world of culinary delights offered by the Funk Zone’s many restaurants.

From upscale gastropubs boasting innovative Californian cuisine to casual cafes serving fresh, local fare, there’s something to tantalize every taste bud. Consider stopping by a craft brewery for a refreshing beverage or seeking out some of the “best sushi in Santa Barbara.” Bike rentals are available nearby, allowing you to explore the Funk Zone at your own pace.

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Santa Barbara Mission

Steeped in history and architectural beauty, the Santa Barbara Mission is a must-visit for anyone seeking a cultural immersion in Santa Barbara. Founded in 1786, it’s nicknamed the “Queen of the Missions” for its grand scale and well-preserved Spanish Colonial architecture. Explore the captivating church, adorned with intricate artwork and religious artifacts.

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Steeped in history and architectural beauty, the Santa Barbara Mission is a must-visit for anyone seeking a cultural immersion in Santa Barbara. Founded in 1786, it’s nicknamed the “Queen of the Missions” for its grand scale and well-preserved Spanish Colonial architecture. Explore the captivating church, adorned with intricate artwork and religious artifacts.

Wander through the peaceful gardens, a haven of tranquility amidst the bustling city. Learn about the fascinating history of the Chumash people and the Spanish missionaries who built the mission. The Santa Barbara Mission offers a glimpse into California’s past and is a captivating experience for visitors of all ages.

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State Street Buzz

Experience the bustling heart of Santa Barbara on State Street, a lively pedestrian mall just a short walk away. Browse through a variety of shops catering to every taste, from renowned brands to unique local boutiques.

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Experience the bustling heart of Santa Barbara on State Street, a lively pedestrian mall just a short walk away. Browse through a variety of shops catering to every taste, from renowned brands to unique local boutiques.

In between shopping sprees, take a break and savor a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants lining the street. State Street caters to diverse palates, offering casual breakfast spots, upscale eateries, and lively cafes with vibrant nightlife for those seeking evening entertainment.

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Santa Barbara Bowl

Indulge in an evening of unparalleled entertainment at the Santa Barbara Bowl, a perfect outdoor amphitheater nestled amidst rolling hills, just 2.2 miles from Pacific Crest Hotel. This iconic outdoor amphitheater boasts stunning scenery and a rich history, having hosted world-class performances since 1936.

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Indulge in an evening of unparalleled entertainment at the Santa Barbara Bowl, a perfect outdoor amphitheater nestled amidst rolling hills, just 2.2 miles from Pacific Crest Hotel. This iconic outdoor amphitheater boasts stunning scenery and a rich history, having hosted world-class performances since 1936.

Catch renowned musicians, captivating theatrical productions, and a variety of other events throughout the year. Imagine swaying to music or being enthralled by a play under the twinkling stars – the Santa Barbara Bowl creates unforgettable memories for locals and visitors alike. Check their event calendar to see what piques your interest and book your tickets in advance for popular shows.

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Butterfly Grove Loop

For those seeking a scenic escape close to the hotel, Butterfly Grove Loop offers a moderate 3.8-mile hike with rewarding views. Nestled within the scenic Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (separate entrance fee applies), this loop trail takes you through a coastal bluff ecosystem, offering breathtaking vistas of the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands.

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For those seeking a scenic escape close to the hotel, Butterfly Grove Loop offers a moderate 3.8-mile hike with rewarding views. Nestled within the scenic Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (separate entrance fee applies), this loop trail takes you through a coastal bluff ecosystem, offering breathtaking vistas of the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands.

Keep your eyes peeled for the namesake Monarch butterflies that gracefully flutter through the grove during the migration season (generally November to March). This moderately challenging hike is perfect for nature enthusiasts seeking a taste of Santa Barbara’s diverse landscapes, all within a short drive from Pacific Crest Hotel.

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