Santa Barbara, California

Known as the “American Riviera” and rightly so, Santa Barbara’s coastal charm, backed up against dramatic mountains and mission-style architecture, make it breathtakingly beautiful from every angle. Once a Spanish settlement, its European history is still felt throughout the city. Today, this charming town 100 miles up the coast from Los Angeles is known for its fabulous wineries, upscale shopping and dining, and beautiful, wide beaches.

Flights to Santa Barbara are offered seasonally, August – early December via Minneapolis/St. Paul (dates may vary). 

Why Go to Santa Barbara

Stunning coastal views, perfect temperatures, a vibrant arts scene, and a plethora of outdoor activities make a vacation to Santa Barbara perfect for just about any traveler. Visitors can sample their way through wine country without leaving downtown via the Urban Wine Trail, step back in time at the historic Old Mission Santa Barbara, get their fill of arts and culture at any of the museums and art walks, or roll out a towel in the sand and simply soak up the sun.

Who Should Go

Wine Lovers

Tours and tastings are plentiful in and around this valley of vineyards.


Fresh and local produce is always in season in Santa Barbara, and top chefs are eager to prepare unique culinary creations that are sure to please every palate.

Outdoor Adventurers

Hike, bike, paraglide, golf, surf, or swim your way through a vacation in nature’s perfect playground. 

Santa Barbara pelicans

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