• Sterns Wharf looking out from the dolphin sculpture to the sea

Explore the Santa Barbara And Goleta Area
The Santa Ynez Valley too

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Whether you are visiting UCSB, consulting at a local company, having a family vacation or a romantic getaway, you will not lack for things to do and enjoy.  Experience the best that the Santa Barbara, Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley have to offer, all while using the South Coast Inn as a comfortable place to relax.

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UCSB

Just a quick 5 minute drive from the hotel is one of California’s top Universities, University of California, Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara).  Welcoming visiting professors, staff, students, teams and parents all year round has made the South Coast Inn a top hotel for the academic community. Let us be your home-base while visiting the beach-front campus of UCSB.

Downtown Santa Barbara

World class shopping and dining adorn Santa Barbara’s famous “State Street”.  There is also a vibrant nightlife, theater and music scene, with something for everyone to enjoy.  Adventure into the Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone for wine or beer tasting and access to great art and galleries.

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Local Beaches

Adventure up and down the coast of the American Riviera and see our beautiful beaches. Goleta beach is just a quick 5 minute trip away.  Go a little farther and experience sun, sand and watersports on the waterfront of Santa Barbara, Refugio and El Capitan.  From paddle boarding to whale watching, there is so much to do and see!

Wine Country

Experience Santa Barbara’s own tasting rooms downtown and in the Funk Zone for great wines and breweries.  Guests can also adventure north to Santa Ynez Valley, the towns of Santa Ynez, Los Olivos and Solvang for some award winning wineries in a beautiful setting. Picnic at a gorgeous vineyard, or sip some of California’s most sought after wines on our patio.

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Golfing

A golfer’s dream, Santa Barbara and Goleta have beautiful courses that overlook the gorgeous Pacific Ocean.  Or take a short jaunt over San Marcos pass for golfing near lake Cachuma.  Visit our great golf courses while putting your way to your best game.  The lush green fairways and great weather will not disappoint.

Restaurants

The South Coast Inn offers a complimentary breakfast every morning for all of our guests, but if dining out is what you prefer there are many great options in Goleta and Santa Barbara.  From casual fare to award winning elegant dining, we have it all….just a short walk or drive away.

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Explore

Whether you are visiting UCSB, consulting at a local company, having a family vacation or a romantic getaway, you will not lack for things to do and enjoy.  Experience the best that the Santa Barbara, Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley have to offer, all while using the South Coast Inn as a comfortable place to relax.

View of the gardens at the hotel entrance

UCSB

Just a quick 5 minute drive from the hotel is one of California’s top Universities, University of California, Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara).  Welcoming visiting professors, staff, students, teams and parents all year round has made the South Coast Inn a top hotel for the academic community. Let us be your home-base while visiting the beach-front campus of UCSB.

Gate at the entrance to UCSB

Downtown Santa Barbara

World class shopping and dining adorn Santa Barbara’s famous “State Street”.  There is also a vibrant nightlife, theater and music scene, with something for everyone to enjoy.  Adventure into the Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone for wine or beer tasting and access to great art and galleries.

The Arcade in downtown Santa Barbara

Local Beaches

Adventure up and down the coast of the American Riviera and see our beautiful beaches. Goleta beach is just a quick 5 minute trip away.  Go a little farther and experience sun, sand and watersports on the waterfront of Santa Barbara, Refugio and El Capitan.  From paddle boarding to whale watching, there is so much to do and see!

View of East Beach Santa Barbara from the water

Wine Country

Experience Santa Barbara’s own tasting rooms downtown and in the Funk Zone for great wines and breweries. Guests can also adventure north to Santa Ynez Valley, the towns of Santa Ynez, Los Olivos and Solvang for some award winning wineries in a beautiful setting. Picnic at a gorgeous vineyard, or sip some of California’s most sought after wines on our patio.

Vineyard in Santa Barbara County

Golfing

A golfer’s dream, Santa Barbara and Goleta have beautiful courses that overlook the gorgeous Pacific Ocean.  Or take a short jaunt over San Marcos pass for golfing near lake Cachuma.  Visit our great golf courses while putting your way to your best game.  The lush green fairways and great weather will not disappoint.

Sandpiper Golf course with view of ocean beyond

Restaurants

The South Coast Inn offers a complimentary breakfast every morning for all of our guests, but if dining out is what you prefer there are many great options in Goleta and Santa Barbara.  From casual fare to award winning elegant dining, we have it all….just a short walk or drive away.

Restaurant in Santa Barbara with outdoor seating

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