Plan a Romantic Getaway to Santa Barbara

Romantic in Santa Barbara Wine Tour

Imagine strolling along sun-soaked beaches, sipping on fine wines, and getting lost in the arts—all with your special someone. That's the promise of a romantic getaway in Santa Barbara. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, this California gem is more than just a destination; it's an experience waiting to happen. So, grab your partner's hand, and let's explore the secrets of planning the ultimate romantic escape in the heart of Santa Barbara.

Romantic Dinner

Santa Barbara is renowned for its romantic dining experiences, offering a blend of exquisite cuisine, stunning views, and intimate atmospheres. The Lark in the Funk Zone provides a rustic and romantic setting with seasonal, locally sourced dishes. Jeannine's Restaurant & Bakery is perfect for a charming breakfast or brunch, featuring delicious baked goods and a delightful outdoor patio. Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch, nestled in the Montecito foothills, offers an enchanting, historic setting with farm-to-table cuisine. Bouchon Santa Barbara, a classic French bistro, offers a cozy and romantic ambiance with an extensive wine list. Stella Mare exudes a romantic atmosphere in a charming Victorian house with French and Italian-inspired cuisine.

Looking for something a little more private? The Grazing Place and The Picnic Place offer the perfect romantic experience without the crowd. They’ll set you up with artisanal grazing boards, charcuterie platters, and delicious meals for any occasion. Whether you are seeking oceanfront views, charming garden settings, historic ambiance, or a private dinner, Santa Barbara offers a variety of romantic dining options to suit every taste and occasion.

Walk on the Beach

Taking a romantic stroll along the beaches of Santa Barbara promises a delightful experience immersed in scenic beauty and tranquility. Consider Butterfly Beach, celebrated for its stunning sunset views and wide sandy shores, creating a perfect backdrop for a leisurely walk hand in hand. Alternatively, East Beach, with its long stretches of sandy shoreline and palm-lined paths, offers a serene atmosphere, while West Beach near Stearns Wharf provides a charming setting with views of the wharf and Santa Ynez Mountains. For a more secluded ambiance, Hendry's Beach, surrounded by bluffs and natural beauty, is ideal, or venture a bit south to Carpinteria State Beach for gentle waves and a small-town feel. Each beach has its unique charm, offering a picturesque canvas for a romantic stroll along the captivating coastline of Santa Barbara.

Activities for Couples


Santa Barbara boasts a collection of exquisite spas that cater to couples seeking a blissful and rejuvenating experience. A notable option is Float Luxury Spa, known for its modern and chic atmosphere, offering couples side-by-side massages and facials. Closer to downtown, Evolution Salon and Day Spa offer a welcoming environment for couples to enjoy massages, facials, and other pampering sessions. When planning a spa day, you should check with each establishment for their current offerings and any special packages tailored for couples. If you’d like the best spa experience without the hassle of researching, contact our concierge team at West & Co. They can help book the perfect spa experience for you and your partner.

Wine Tour

Embarking on a wine tour in Santa Barbara promises a romantic and enchanting experience for couples. The region's renowned wine country is characterized by rolling hills and picturesque landscapes, providing a breathtaking backdrop for your journey. Many wineries offer intimate and personalized tastings, guided by expert staff who share insights into the wines and the fascinating winemaking world. Our Partner, Coastal Concierge, offers private wine tastings in various versions. Go on a classic wine tour or reserve a wine tour. You can also go on horseback, boat, or sky to your wine tour. They have several options for you and your partner to make the most of Santa Barbara’s wine country.


Lotusland, nestled in the suburb of Montecito near Santa Barbara, is a historic estate and botanical haven. Spanning 37 acres, Lotusland captivates visitors with a tapestry of themed gardens. Each garden is a distinct world, showcasing rare and diverse plant species gathered from across the globe. With its ancient and exotic specimens, the Cycad collection is a testament to the estate's commitment to preserving botanical heritage. The visitor experience at Lotusland is a carefully curated blend of natural beauty, artistic installations, and a commitment to global conservation. It is the perfect place for a romantic stroll among the flowers.

See a Show

Santa Barbara offers a delightful array of theaters, each with a unique charm for a romantic night out. The Granada Theatre, located in the heart of downtown, is a historic architectural gem known for hosting diverse performances, from concerts to Broadway shows. The Arlington Theatre, with its Spanish-Moorish design, adds an old-world touch to live performances and film screenings. For a touch of history, the Lobero Theatre, California's oldest continuously operating theater, exudes historic charm. Check the schedules of these theaters for upcoming shows that align with your preferences and set the stage for a romantic and culturally enriching evening in Santa Barbara.

Book a Romantic Place to Stay

In the heart of Santa Barbara, finding a romantic haven to call your own is an art, and the choices are as diverse as the city itself. We have several Santa Barbara vacation rentals ready to call home for your next trip to Santa Barbara. From Oceanfront escapes at Bonnymede to cottages like The Cottage in Monecito and Montecito Beach Holiday, you'll find the perfect and tranquil spot for your Santa Barbara Romantic Getaway.