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Santa Barbara is a dynamic city with a perfect blend of historical elements of Spanish heritage and spectacular views, ideal for exploring with an RV rental. Just imagine walking or jogging down the beach, seeing whale spouts on the horizon, hearing bird-songs and ocean breeze in the background and enjoying picturesque hills that stretch into the Santa Ynez Mountains and wine country. This is what this “American Riviera” has to offer.

Being 90 miles north of Los Angeles, most movie stars choose Santa Barbara as a perfect getaway. If you admire the wonders of nature and want to take an RV somewhere you can relax, forget about everything, and enjoy every single day, then choose an RV rental by owner in Santa Barbara. You will never regret it. Red-tiled rooftops, splendid beaches, Spanish-style architecture, and leafy streets combined with luscious food, unique boutiques, trendy stores, fascinating wineries – is there anything more RV renters could wish for?

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The Great Outdoors

When you book an RV in Santa Barbara, be sure to visit the epic State Street where you can find a lot of interesting cuisines, enjoy the renowned architecture, and visit many chain stores, local boutiques and unique shops that will keep you busy all day long.

If you would like to have a nice picnic with your family or friends on a lovely sandy beach with a spectacular view then visit the Leadbetter Beach. If you prefer biking then you can go riding along the Pacific coast from this beach at Shoreline Park all the way to Montecito by taking the Cabrillo Bike Path.

If you like to enjoy wildlife and incredible scenery than you can choose a tour and enjoy whale watching and learning about the natural features of the area. If you are a beach person and would like to visit a hidden haven, think about visiting the dream beach for dogs and take your best friend to the Arroyo Burro County Beach Park. You will find lots of activity, playgrounds, and sports for everyone on East Beach. In case that you would like to enjoy some breathtaking views and don’t mind the stairs then visit the one-of-a-kind Thousand Steps Beach. Just 10 minutes away from Santa Barbara are Butterfly Beach and Miramar Beach that are well worth the visit.

Another attraction this lovely RV rental city offers is the Santa Barbara Zoo. It is very small, but don't let the size fool you! When visiting this zoo, you will see a lot of happy animals and wonderful views. Plus there are also lots of activities and interactions for children.

While in Santa Barbara, don’t miss out on famous indoor and outdoor attractions such as Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History and the Sea Center, Lotusland, Shoreline Park, El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Salt Cave  and El Paseo.

RV Parks

Santa Barbara offers a number of RV parks available both in the downtown area and less urban places.  

Just next to the Highway 101, you will find Sunrise RV Park which is a very urban park that is just a few minutes away from the downtown and beaches. The best thing about parking your RV rental in this park is that you will be able to leave the vehicle and go explore the city easily. Most attractions are very near or easily accessible from this park. Other RV parks that are around this area are Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort, AutoCamp Santa Barbara, and Earl Warren Showgrounds. There are a number of gas stations nearby as well.

If you would like to be in a more quiet area, you can park your RV rental near Santa Barbara at Ocean Mesa Campground at El Capitan. It is just above the El Capitan State Beach, half a mile away. It is also very close to the freeway and 20 minutes away from the heart of Santa Barbara. Located 19 miles from Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean and situated in the Los Padres National Forest, Los Prietos Campground is your perfect choice if you enjoy hiking, biking, and horse riding as it gives you an access to a number of outdoor adventures. If you would like to enjoy both Spanish and Danish style, then your perfect choice would be to drive your RV rental to Cachuma Lake Recreation Area which is nestled between the charming city of Solvang and picturesque beaches of Santa Barbara. You can also think about parking your RV rental in Refugio State Beach, Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground or Rincon Parkway Campground.

Exploring the City

Santa Barbara is very famous for the astonishing festivals that are organized throughout the year. With an RV rental in Santa Barbara, you will be able to attend and enjoy the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Earth Day Festival, the three-day California Wine Festival, the Old Spanish Days Fiesta, the Harbor & Seafood Festival and many other delightful events. If you add marvelous scenery, luscious food, incredible history, glorious Spanish architecture to that, you won't find the better place to rent an RV!

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