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5 Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara

It is time for all good lovers to start planning Valentine’s Day. Santa Barbara is a perfect destination to celebrate. Couples can venture to Santa Ynez for a day of wine and food or plan for adventure at Channel Islands National Park. If you want to plan something special for Valentine’s Day, just call our office and we are happy to help.

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1. Enjoy Tasty Cupcakes and Wine!

Enjoy a romantic and relaxing day with your love in the Santa Ynez Wine Country with everything taken care of by your friendly and knowledgeable guide. You will be picked up from your hotel in a Mercedes Sprinter shuttle. Your tour includes several wine tastings and a romantic picnic lunch. The highlight of the day is tasting the decadent wine-infused cupcakes that are out of this world. You won’t be disappointed with the Tasty Cupcake and Wine Tour! We also have on Santa Ynez Wine Tour going throughout the month.

2. Bike and Picnic in Wine Country

If you are a more active couple looking for a romantic day in Santa Ynez, exploring wine country by bike. Bike between three different 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 or want to enjoy some more wine! This Valentine’s Day have a real adventure, 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 Santa Cruz Island is a trip you will never forget and what better time to do it than Valentine’s Day Weekend. This kayaking tour explores the natural setting around Santa Cruz Island and there are incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. After kayaking guests usually have time for a short hike to soak up some more of the serene and wild landscape anacapa sea cave kayakingbefore 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.

Santa Ynez Valley wildflowers

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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