It’s time for you and your sweetie to start planning Valentine’s Day and Santa Barbara is a perfect destination to celebrate! Couples can venture to Santa Ynez for a day of wine and catered lunch or plan for a kayaking adventure at Channel Islands National Park. If you are looking for something special on Valentine’s Day, just call our office and we are happy to help.
1. Cupcake and Wine Pairings
Enjoy a romantic and relaxing day alongside your love in the Santa Ynez Wine Country with everything taken care of by your guide. After being picked up from your hotel in our Mercedes Sprinter shuttle, we will enjoy a beautiful drive to wine country with ocean and vineyard views along the way. Your tour includes several wine tastings and a romantic picnic lunch. The highlight of the day is tasting the decadent wine-infused cupcakes that pair so perfectly with the glass in your hand. Experience the Tasty Cupcake and Wine Tour! We have our classic Santa Ynez Wine Tour throughout the month as well.
2. Bike and Picnic in Wine Country
If you are a more active couple looking for a romantic day in Santa Ynez wine country, explore the area by bike. Cycle between wineries in the famous Santa Rita Hills. Your guide will bring everything you need for the day and biking is fully van supported so you can ride in the van if you get tired. This Valentine’s Day have a real adventure, but book soon as space is limited on the Wine Country Biking Tour.
3. Channel Islands Sea Cave Kayaking
For couples who enjoy nature and beautiful ocean views, visiting the Channel Islands is a trip you will never forget. This is the ultimate Valentine’s Day adventure. The kayaking tour explores the natural setting around Santa Cruz Island, with incredible wildlife viewing opportunities, paddling through arches and caves, and enjoying the crystalline waters below. After kayaking, guests usually have time for a short hike on the island or snorkeling in the marine reservebefore traveling back to reality! If a day “away from it all” is what you need, then check out the Channel Islands Kayak Tour.
4. Inspiration Point Hiking
One of Santa Barbara’s most scenic hiking trails is the trail to Inspiration Point. Bring a picnic to enjoy at the top with your loved one while enjoying sweeping vistas from Point Conception down to Malibu and all the way out to the Channel Islands! Be prepared – bring plenty of water, a first aid kit, your cell phone and layered clothing. You can check out the route and how to get to the trailhead on the Santa Barbara Hikes website.
5. Go Ride a Bike
Take a lovely seaside ride on some of Santa Barbara’s awesome bike trails. Check out the scenic and vibrant waterfront area, beautiful Butterfly Beach, the Douglas Preserve and stop by the historic Mission. If you are feeling like a longer ride, why not head out to the Ellwood Butterfly Reserve to check out the Monarch Butterflies.
Already have Valentine’s Day plans? Adventure Company offers gift certificates to plan a trip for the future. Please share any ideas you might have in the comment section below. Happy Valentine’s Day from the Santa Barbara Adventure Company crew.
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