Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Historic Downtown Santa Barbara that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $115 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Historic Downtown Santa Barbara. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Historic Downtown Santa Barbara

Take a vacation to Historic Downtown Santa Barbara and enjoy the area's live music, festivals and art galleries. Well known for its shopping, restaurants and beaches, this walkable city won't disappoint. Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Santa Barbara Museum of Art are just a couple of the must-sees. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, Vrbo has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in Historic Downtown Santa Barbara

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Historic Downtown Santa Barbara a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santa Barbara Zoo (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Ty Warner Sea Center (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Santa Barbara Golf Club (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Glen Annie Golf Club (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Sandpiper Golf Club (11.8 mi / 18.9 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Historic Downtown Santa Barbara

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, September, August, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 74°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Historic Downtown Santa Barbara

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Historic Downtown Santa Barbara is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santa Barbara Botanical Garden (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Lotusland (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Alameda Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Alice Keck Memorial Garden (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Moreton Bay Fig Tree (0.6 mi / 1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Historic Downtown Santa Barbara

The nearest airport is in Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), located 7.7 mi (12.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), which is 24.9 mi (40 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Historic Downtown Santa Barbara?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 622 vacation rentals around Historic Downtown Santa Barbara. From 461 house rentals to 126 condo and apartment rentals, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Historic Downtown Santa Barbara area.