- TripBuzz discovered 62 different types of activities for couples in the Santa Barbara area, including Waterfalls (like Nojoqui Falls County Park), Bars (like Corks n' Crowns), Natural History Museums (like Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History) and Botanical Gardens (like Lotusland), and much more.
- We discovered a total of 65 date ideas in or near Santa Barbara, California, including 37 fun or romantic activities in nearby cities within 25 miles like Goleta, Ventura, Santa Ynez and Montecito.
Lotusland is a botanical garden and plant conservatory dedicated to sustainable gardening and plant appreciation. The Garden is open to the public. Founded over one hundred years ago by Madame Ganna Walaska, Lotusland retains her vision and philosophy of nature education for children and adults.
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, better known as Hendry's Beach, is popular with children looking for a secluded place to play in the sand and with surfers. It is also popular because dogs are allowed off-leash in some areas of this beach.
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Horticulture enthusiasts and nature lovers adore the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, a peaceful haven of manicured landscapes, formal gardens and endangere plant species. The Garden also offers many classes and seminars on topics such as bird identification.
The famous Stearns Wharf is a vital attraction in Santa Barbara. Many tourist-friendly shops with souvenirs are available in the area as are many places to sample local seafood dishes like lobster bisque and even full lobster dinners.
Originally owned by the Fox Theatres chain, Arlington Theatre today has its own individual charm. The spacious theatre is decorated in the image of an 18th century Spanish village and provides a great setting for both movies as well as live shows. Tickets and refreshments are reasonably priced.
Take a short hike through Nojoqui Falls County Park, and see the waterfalls among the forest trees. This beautiful setting is a favorite destination for families who take advantage of the picnic and playground areas and open spaces.