Activities

Local Attractions

Local Attractions

Villa Sevillano is happy to make arrangements for additional recreational activities, including:

  • Sightseeing, shopping and dining in scenic downtown Santa Barbara. The area also features many fine art galleries, historic sites, museums and walking tours.
  • Visiting the historic Santa Barbara Mission, the tenth mission in a series of 21 founded by Spanish missionaries in the 18th century. The mission's "commanding position … grand proportions [and] graceful lines" have earner her the title, "Queen of the California Missions." El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park chronicles additional mid-19th century Santa Barbara history.
  • Wine tastings at the Santa Ynez Valley wineries (Bacara guests can receive a complimentary wine tasting at more than a dozen select wineries). The Santa Ynez wine region also features the charming Danish village of Solvang, along with many areas for antiquing.
  • Museums, including the Natural History Museum, Historical Society Museum, Maritime Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the South Coast Railroad Museum.
  • Ty Warner Sea Center, the perfect place for kids to get up close to an array of interesting sea creatures (including a shark).
  • Destination shopping at a range of locations, including the upscale Montecito Village.
  • A range of ocean activities, including sailing, kayaking, yacht excursions, catamaran trips, deep-sea fishing, whale watching and surfing lessons.
  • Enjoying Goleta's parks, including Stow Park, Lake Los Carneros and Goleta Beach Park (with a 1,450-foot-long fishing pier).
  • Hiking on a variety of trails near the resort. The hotel concierge can provide a complete list with descriptions of trails, trail maps and written instructions, along with driving directions.
  • Horseback riding on trails overlooking the Pacific.
  • Glider rides in the Santa Ynez Valley, as well as paragliding from the mountains above.
  • Jeep tours through the back country.
  • Skeet and trap shooting.
  • Ellwood Mesa Open Space, home to thousands of monarch butterflies during the winter months. The Coronado Butterfly Preserve is another close-by refuge for the beautiful monarch.
  • Public gardens, including the 65-acre Botanic Garden and the Zoological Gardens (rated one of America's best small zoos).
  • Private estate and garden tours.