A dog friendly guide for a 24 hour getaway to Santa Barbara
Year round mild weather, dog friendly, and it’s laid back surf culture are reasons why Santa Barbara remains at the top of our list of cities to getaway with our dogs.
Santa Barbara requires little planning. If you stay at the right place you’ll find a myriad of activities to do right outside your doorstep.
On a whim we decided to head out before the Memorial Weekend. We’re big fans in vacationing off peak times. Meaning outside of holiday weekends, and preferably Sunday through Thursday. The main reason is we don’t like to battle crowds when site-seeing or going out to eat at restaurants.
Centrally located in California
Santa Barbara is easily accessible from San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Distance from San Diego: 220 miles / 3.5 hour drive
Distance from Los Angeles: 96 miles / 1 hour 40 minute drive
Distance from San Francisco: 325 miles / 5 hour drive
We left our home early in the morning and arrived by noon.