Things To Do
Set along the Pacific Ocean and backing up to the spectacular Santa Ynez mountains, our 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.
In and Around Town
Bring your furry friend and join us for a beer or glass of wine at The Set - complimentary dog biscuits included - from 5 pm to 7 pm daily.
Fun Things to Do within Walking Distance
Chase Palm Park, East Beach, SB Zoo are nearby. On-site Wheel Fun Rentals, Parker Family Wine Experience, SB Trolley Tours stop.
Shopping, Culture, Adventure
Downtown is a shopping and foodie paradise. Visit nearby Old Mission, Museum of Natural History, SB Museum of Art.
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.
Waterfront and Harbor
Follow Cabrillo Blvd Bike Path to Stearns Wharf, Sea Center, shops, restaurants, and Santa Barbara Harbor.
Events, Festivals and Performances
Discover exciting events year round; happy hour, music, theaters, minutes from our resort, check out our list of events for the upcoming months.
Beaches & Pools
Splash around in our resort pool or take to one of five nearby beaches for some incredible watersports and much more.