It's across the street from the Santa Barbara Farmers Market, so pick up some produce for a picnic to get you through the next part of your day.Venture over to nearby college town of Goleta, a 20-minute drive on the 101 N. Goleta Pier is not only an epic viewing spot by day, but also a great late-night jumping spot — just don’t disturb the fisherman above or the sea lions below (this may or may not be illegal, so use common sense).As night sets in and you are feeling a little spontaneous, go ahead and sneak into the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort hot tub.
I don’t want to recommend anything in particular because it’s more fun to discover the eclectic nooks for yourself.Stringing a hammock between the trees at sunset will make you count your lucky stars.Downtown Santa Barbara is a quirky blend of social classes, cultures, and interests.(Yes, you're sensing a theme.) Otherwise, the Bacara gardens are a stunning stargazing spot.
Enter through the parking lot by the tennis courts and follow the trail up.
Fortunately, you don't need big money to have a grand time here.