Things To Do
Set along the Pacific Ocean and backing up to the spectacular Santa Ynez mountains, Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort is perfectly located for exploring California's pristine Central Coast.
Our resort is less than a mile from Santa Barbara's quaint and charming downtown, Stearns Wharf, and family-friendly attractions. Explore the popular restaurants, shopping and nightlife along State Street or treat the kids to a day at the Santa Barbara Zoo or the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center.
The Funk Zone is an eclectic district with art galleries and an Urban Wine Trail, and Santa Barbara Mission, a cultural landmark, is not to be missed. Play golf at your choice of scenic courses - our concierge desk can arrange tee times - or rent a bike and explore the city's waterfront.
View our Activities Calendar (PDF).
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Resort Activities and Destination Events
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Funk Zone and Urban Wine Trail
Santa Barbara’s hippest place for food and drink, the eclectic Funk Zone and Urban Wine Trail draw tourists and locals.
Santa Barbara Zoo
Explore the wonders of the natural world where the beauty of the wildlife is matched by the lush grounds and sweeping views.
Downtown Santa Barbara
No matter how many times you have visited, exploring downtown Santa Barbara is as exciting as your first trip to California.
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Explore and Discover Santa Barbara
Walk, bike or ride, there are so many things to do near the resort.
Shopping, Culture, Adventure
Downtown is a shopping and foodie paradise. Visit nearby Old Mission, Museum of Natural History, SB Museum of Art.
Waterfront and Harbor
Follow Cabrillo Blvd Bike Path to Stearns Wharf, Sea Center, shops, restaurants, and Santa Barbara Harbor.
Beaches & Pools
Splash around in our resort pool or take to one of five nearby beaches for some incredible watersports and much more.