Surf Air Recommends: Santa Barbara

Surf Air Recommends

Discover the enchanting allure of Santa Barbara with these 5 must-visit destinations: unwind on the pristine shores of Butterfly Beach, marvel at the exquisite botanical wonders of Lotusland, indulge in unique libations at Djinn Library Bar, immerse yourself in the tranquility of Rock Garden, and rejuvenate amidst the natural beauty of Red Rock Pools.

Butterfly Beach

Welcome to the idyllic Butterfly Beach, nestled in the charming coastal city of Santa Barbara. This picturesque stretch of sandy shoreline is a sanctuary for sunseekers and nature enthusiasts alike. Relax under the warm California sun, take a leisurely stroll along the pristine coastline, and marvel at the mesmerizing views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Butterfly Beach is the perfect retreat for those seeking serenity and natural beauty in a quintessential coastal setting.

18 minutes away from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA).


Nestled amidst the lush coastal hills of Montecito, California, lies the enchanting Ganna Walska Lotusland—a horticultural wonderland that captivates visitors with its rare and exotic plant collections. Step into a botanical paradise where meticulously manicured gardens and vibrant blooms create a kaleidoscope of colors and fragrances. With its serene atmosphere and meticulously curated landscapes, Lotusland beckons travelers to immerse themselves in the tranquility and beauty of one of California’s most extraordinary hidden gems.

20 minutes away from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA).

Djinn Library Bar

Step into a world of enchantment and indulgence at Djinn, the elegant cocktail bar nestled within the luxurious Hotel Californian. With its opulent decor, plush furnishings, and dimly lit ambiance, Djinn exudes an alluring mystique that transports guests to a bygone era of glamour and sophistication. Sip on handcrafted cocktails expertly prepared by talented mixologists, while savoring the tantalizing flavors and experiencing the artistry of each carefully crafted libation. Djinn at Hotel Californian is a sanctuary for cocktail connoisseurs and a haven of refined indulgence in the heart of Santa Barbara.

14 minutes away from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA).

Rock Garden

Nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of Santa Barbara, the Rock Garden is a hidden gem that offers a serene escape from the bustling city. This tranquil oasis boasts a mesmerizing collection of native plants, carefully arranged amidst a natural rock formation, creating a harmonious blend of flora and geology. Wander along the meandering paths, discover hidden nooks, and be mesmerized by the breathtaking beauty of this botanical sanctuary that showcases the natural wonders of Santa Barbara.

1 hour 3 minutes away from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA).

Red Rock Pools

Prepare to be awestruck by the stunning natural beauty of Red Rock Pools, nestled in the heart of Santa Barbara County. Surrounded by rugged cliffs and framed by vibrant greenery, these enchanting pools beckon adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. Dive into crystal-clear waters, hike through scenic trails, and bask in the sun-drenched paradise that Red Rock Pools offers—a true haven for those seeking outdoor adventure and a refreshing escape from everyday life.

44 minutes away from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA).