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Visiting the coastline of California often makes for a romantic trip. When you want to reconnect, a Santa Barbara romantic getaway could be the perfect solution. Visit a winery and sample the wares. Tour one of the many gardens in the area. Relax just the two of you at the spa. Explore the great outdoors and city sites from bikes while cruising around a lovely trail. This and more awaits you and your special someone in Santa Barbara, California. Here, we’ll check out the top romantic things to do as a couple in this wonderful city. Read on to find out more. 

Check Out a Top Winery

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Don’t miss your chance to take a romantic winery tour while you’re in Santa Barbara. A number of companies offer tours of wineries in the area, which include transportation and guides to help you take in the best destinations. Hop in a luxurious SUV or limousine and be whisked away for a day of tasting and touring. Drivers know the best routes, and many tours also include a midday meal. Enjoy natural beauty while sipping tasty wine at Pence Vineyards & Winery. Marvel at the gorgeous facilities over a glass of pinot noir at Presqu’ile Winery. Take in the best sunset in the valley at Deep Sea Wine.

Top pick winery: Alma Rosa Vineyards & Winery offers amazing private tasting for you and your partner. Book your reservation today.

Relax at One of These Beautiful Parks

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What could be better than strolling hand-in-hand through one of the many Santa Barbara parks and gardens? Whether you choose a local botanical garden, a city park, or even the national marine sanctuary in the area, you’ll enjoy the experience. Many of the parks are located right on the ocean, so you’ll find beachfront areas for swimming and fishing. A short jaunt across the Santa Barbara Channel will take you out to Channel Islands National Park, where you can immerse yourself in all types of water recreation, including scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and more.

Top pick garden: Casa del Herrero is a must-see for couples in Santa Barbara. Tour through the beautiful grounds and gardens. Tours fill up quickly, so come prepared with a reservation.

Enjoy a Couple’s Spa Experience

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Leave the cares of the world behind and rejuvenate yourselves both physically and emotionally by booking a couple’s spa experience. A number of hotels and spas in Santa Barbara offer spa treatments designed to help couples relax and reconnect. These private treatments are not only relaxing, but they will also pamper you both with treatments such as massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. Enjoy these exceptional treatments together for the ultimate romantic spa experience. Relax in the largest underground crystal salt cave in North America at Salt. Book your treatment here

Top pick couples spa: Cielo Spa is the ultimate in luxury, featuring every skin treatment imaginable. Book your deep tissue our Swedish couples massage today here as Cielo Spa is by appointment only.   

Scenic Bike Rides

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Nothing is more whimsical than renting bikes and seeing the sights around Santa Barbara on two wheels. Local companies offer rentals of all types of bikes, including tandems and even electric bikes if you need a little extra help. You’ll find a pleasing array of bike trails and routes throughout Santa Barbara, and you can’t help but take in the breathtaking scenery as you pedal along at your own pace. Try the Atascadero Creek Trail, which is a paved surface that begins at Goleta Beach State Park and continues for over three miles.

Top pick bike trail: Combine exquisite trails and wine tasting with the Wine & Bike Tour. The tour includes shuttle pick-up, bike gear, expert wine guides, and a delicious, locally-sourced lunch.

Where to Stay

Put yourself in the center of the action downtown. Surrounded by tons of excellent restaurants and Spanish architecture, find your perfect loft or single-family home in downtown Santa Barbara. Stay in a gorgeous rambler in Mission Canyon for quick access to the beautiful Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. And if hip and fun are what you’re looking for, The Mesa is the neighborhood for you. Check out great deals on apartments in this youthful part of Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Awaits!

Make your Santa Barbara, California, couple’s getaway one to remember. Fill your days and nights with beautiful bike rides, delicious wine, gorgeous gardens, and of course some time at the spa. Unwind with your special someone in Santa Barbara. Find your perfect rental for your romantic getaway to Santa Barbara with VacationRenter!