The Best Time to Visit Santa Barbara
Traveling to Santa Barbara is certainly a getaway you want in your future, but did you know that the time of the year selected to visit can impact your entire enjoyment of the city? Whether you love the crowds and being surrounded by tons of other beach-goers or prefer to be a little less crowded when you’re around, knowing when to travel to the city will ensure that you have the time of your life. Thanks to Filippini Wealth Management Group Inc. you can learn when to travel to Santa Barbara.
The Best Time to Visit
If you like the crowds, the months of June – August should be your chosen travel times. The city is well-known for its numerous summer beach crowds, as well as those in town for the many exciting festivals that take place during these months, including the Old Spanish Festival as well as the Summer Solstice Festival. Expect to spend more when you’re traveling during the peak season months. Hotel and resort room rates, rental cars, flights, and even attractions cost more during peak season. The summer weather is pristine, with daytime temperatures averaging a daily high in the 60s and nightly lows in the 50s. August is the hottest month of the year in the California city.
Off-season starts in November and lasts until March. These months offer cooler weather in Santa Barbara, as well as more rainfall and less activities and happenings. The highlight of visiting during these months is that the International Film Festival comes to light in March. The days can be chilly, and nighttime temperatures can be as cool as the 40s. as long as you aren’t planning a New Year’s Eve, Thanksgiving or Christmas visit, the costs of hotel accommodations, airfare, attractions, etc. should be moderately priced and among the best that you will find for the entire year. Ask Ian Filippini (or anyone at Filippini Wealth Management Group Inc.) and they’ll tell you that there is still plenty to see and do in the city during off season, and the thousands of dollars in savings that you will be able to take advantage of is certainly worth travel during these months.
The months of September and October are called the Shoulder Season, as are the months of April and May. It is the spring time that is most desirable for travel since the weather is superb and the crowds are still thin. There are numerous festivals that occur during these months, as well as a plethora of other fun that you can find waiting you. The cost of your hotel and other travel needs will also be considerably lower traveling during any of these four months.
While You’re in Santa Barbara
There are many local attractions in the city you’re sure not going to want to miss out on. Ian Filippini enjoys getting out and about and frequents many of these establishments himself. Schedule as many of these on your itinerary as possible for the best time in the city.
The city has a plethora of restaurants that can cater to any taste and any budget. Mexican restaurants are a specialty, as you might suspect, however, the city also has a wide variety of American, French and Italian favorites, as well as fast food establishments and top chains. No matter what you are in the mood for, dining out in the city will meet your needs and ensure that you go home full and satisfied.
Shopping is always something that can be enjoyed in Santa Barbara. Whether you’re shopping for designer clothes, furniture, home décor or something else, there is always a great place to get just what you need. Be sure to stop by downtown Santa Barbara to browse stores and shops such as Antique Alley, Darin Jon Studio, Ivy Rose spa and Yankee Candle and Treat. Also check out the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center for outdoor stores like Aveda, Macy’s, Lucky Brand Jeans, Gap and many others, as well as the Santa Barbara Public Market with 14 specialty gourmet shops. There is something for all interests in this city.
Parks & Museums
There are 21 public parks in the city so you’re always sure to have fun enjoying time on the playground, feeding the ducks or otherwise enjoying the great outdoors. In addition to the many parks, several museums are also great to visit, especially on a rainy day. Among the top choices: Chase Palm Park, Channel Islands National Park, the Maritime Museum, and the Museum of Art.
Ian Filippini and his group at the Filippini Wealth Management Group Inc. welcome you to the city, and hope that you find it just as amazing as those who call it home.