Easter is just around the corner, and what better place to spend this holiday than in beautiful Santa Barbara, California? With mild weather, a stunning and scenic coastline, and charming downtown area, Easter in Santa Barbara is the best time! It’s the perfect destination for families, couples, and friends looking to enjoy the Easter holiday. 

Enjoy an Easter Brunch

Easter is synonymous with an unforgettable brunch, and Santa Barbara has many great options.  The Belmond el Encanto is a great choice.  With island and city views and a casual vibe, this place is sure to leave you full and smiling.  Huevos Rancheros, Eggs Benedict, Smoked Salmon, and many other healthy options provide something that’s perfect for anyone’s taste.  Another great pick is Finch and Fork.  They are well known for their daily brunch, and the Endless Mimosas are guaranteed to make it a Sunday Funday.  

Get outside

For those looking to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, Santa Barbara has plenty of outdoor activities to offer. Take a hike in the nearby mountains, go kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding in the Pacific Ocean. Or, spend a day just relaxing at the beach. Next, for a unique experience, consider visiting the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, where you can enjoy a picnic, go bird-watching, or simply stroll through the lush gardens. Finally, are you looking for a little more adventure?  Consider a whale-watching tour or soar above the sea on a parasailing trip!

Easter Egg Hunts

For families with young children, Easter Egg Hunts are a staple of the holiday. First, in and around Santa Barbara, there are plenty of opportunities to participate in this fun activity. Second, some local parks and community centers host egg hunts. Finally, several local farms and orchards do, too. No matter where you choose to go, an Easter egg hunt is sure to be a hit with the kids.  Check out THIS LIST of popular Easter egg hunts that were held in the past.  And as we get nearer to the Easter holiday, the organizations and parks that host these should update this list with the 2023 dates.

Retail Therapy

If you are looking to do some shopping during the Easter holiday in Santa Barbara, the city offers a variety of options. The downtown area is home to a wide range of shops. Enjoy independent boutiques to high-end designer stores. So, whether you’re looking for a special outfit for Easter Sunday, a unique souvenir, or simply some new items for your wardrobe, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in Santa Barbara.

Enjoy the tastes

The area is well known for its wine and food! There are many tours and tastings available that highlight the region’s best.  First, the Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours offers multiple tours and shuttles, and may even be able to pick you up from your Haller Coastal Homes vacation rental property. Finally, the Santa Barbara Tasting Tours is another popular choice that highlights some of the local history, culinary education, and a unique blend of food tasting.  

So, whether you’re in the mood for a relaxing day at the beach, or a delicious brunch, or some retail therapy, or exploring the wine country, Santa Barbara has got you covered. Be sure to make the most of your time in this charming coastal town and enjoy all it has to offer!  Haller Coastal Homes has a broad variety of amazing accommodations that serve as the perfect home base for your Easter holiday getaway!