In Santa Barbara, beach volleyball extends to brunch, shopping excursions blend into wine tastings, and bike rides finish with dinner by the sea. Echoing the city’s relaxed vibe, active lifestyle and breezy character, Estancia is situated minutes from the best dining, culture, recreation and entertainment.
Acclaimed Shopping & Dining Abound
Santa Barbara is revered for its charming, pedestrian-friendly downtown, located just ten minutes from Estancia. Historic State Street bustles with specialty boutiques, cafes, wine bars and a diverse array of restaurants, including the lively Carlitos, authentic Ca’ Dario and sushi favorite Arigato. Also within minutes is The Funk Zone, the hip, artsy district catering to Santa Barbara’s more contemporary side with countless boutiques, galleries and restaurants, such as acclaimed centerpiece, The Lark and casual hotspot, The Nook.
Life Along The American Riviera
Enjoying Santa Barbara’s miles of coastline and stunning beaches is as easy as a short drive or bike ride from Estancia, including the centrally located East Beach with its long, sandy beach, volleyball courts, children’s play area and bike path. Set out from nearby West Beach for a kayak or paddleboard session, savor cocktails at Brophy Bros, or enjoy an evening stroll along the picturesque harbor. Endless walking, hiking, biking and surrey riding paths are within close reach, including the beautiful Cabrillo promenade.
Offering An Allure All Its Own
Living amidst a world-class winemaking region certainly has its perks. More than 100 vineyards are within a 45-minute drive of Estancia, nestled in the fertile valleys of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Closer to home, Santa Barbara’s famed Urban Wine Trail features more than 30 tasting rooms, from Corks n’ Crowns and Municipal Winemakers in The Funk Zone to the Sanford Winery Tasting Room on State Street and nearby Grassini Family Vineyards Tasting Room on Anacapa Street.
EXPLORE THE CITY
La Arcada Plaza
Amidst the tile-lined streets and fountains, La Arcada is a quaint and charming destination featuring some of Santa Barbara’s top restaurants, sidewalk cafes, boutiques and galleries.
A local landmark for nearly a century, The Granada Theatre is the central coast’s premier performing arts venue, home to eight resident companies, The Granada Theatre Concert Series and more.
One of the most acclaimed restaurants in the country, Palace Grill has been delighting residents and guests of Santa Barbara for nearly 30 years with its stellar service and contemporary American cuisine.
Adjacent to Stearns Wharf Pier, West Beach is a wide, sandy beach ideal for volleyball or setting out to explore the harbor by kayak or stand-up paddle board.
Santa Barbara’s numerous weekly Farmers’ Markets include Downtown’s Tuesday and Saturday events, featuring colorful, locally grown bounty and fun for the whole family.
A laid-back favorite located in the heart of The Funk Zone, Lucky Penny serves up artisan coffees, wood-fired pizzas and seasonal salads on its casual outdoor patio.
Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach
Offering some of the best ocean views in Santa Barbara, Boathouse is situated along the surf and dog-friendly Hendry’s Beach, featuring inventive seafood dishes and seaside happy hour.
One of the most popular attractions in Santa Barbara, the historic wood pier is home to a myriad of specialty shops and restaurants, including the casual, lively Brophy Bros Clam Bar & Restaurant.