Santa Barbara Concerts

Santa Barbara Bowl

Just minutes from Belmond El Encanto, the Santa Barbara Bowl offers a fantastic line up of summer and fall concerts. The huge outdoor amphitheater offers a stunning setting for live entertainment, with ample eating and drinking opportunities.

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Santa Barbara Polo Fields

Polo Season

Experience ‘the sport of kings’ in all its glory.

Starting with the Belmond El Encanto Classic on July 10, matches take place every Sunday through October 2 at the nearby Santa Barbara Polo Fields. Take a seat in the polo lounge, partake in local wine and beer tastings, and head onto the field for the famous mid-game divot stomp.

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Things to do in Santa Barbara


Enjoy a cultural outing.

Learn more about California’s rich nautical and fishing industry at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Or peruse timeless antiquities and contemporary photography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

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Zoos in California

Santa Barbara Zoo

Pay a visit to the Santa Barbara Zoo.

Housing Asian elephants, Californian condors and over 180 other species, the zoo is sure to be a hit with the whole family.

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Sea Adventures Santa Barbara

Sea Center

Stay dry as you marvel at the wonders of the deep at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center.

Children can see ocean life from a different perspective as they crawl through a 1,500-gallon tidepool tank or get up-close and personal with residents in the live shark touch pool.

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California adventures

Downtown Waterfront Trolley

Hop on the Waterfront shuttle service for an unbeatable trip along one of California’s most beautiful coasts.

The service runs every half-hour from Santa Barbara Harbor to Stearns Wharf. Take in the atmosphere as you meander past golden beaches, unique restaurants and colorful street artists.

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Santa Barbara Wineries and Shopping


Take one of El Encanto’s complimentary electric bikes and visit the shopping scene in Downtown Santa Barbara.

Find unique boutiques and galleries for authentic souvenirs. Browse high-end fashion stores and treat yourself to something special.

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Tennis in California

Tennis in Santa Barbara

Whether playing for fun or engaging in serious competition, nearby tennis courts are available. Contact the hotel concierge to book.

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