Savor the sun-splashed sights of Santa Barbara

Boutique wineries, coastal sailing trips, the Mayor’s Cup: there’s a vast array of things to do in Santa Barbara. Whatever your dream Californian adventure, Belmond El Encanto is the perfect gateway into the golden state.

Santa Barbara Bowl

Catch your favorite team or band just moments away from our discrete hillside location. 

This famed outdoor amphitheater offers a superb line-up of spring, summer and fall concerts for music lovers and sports fans. Speak to our concierge for a chance at the best seats in the house.

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Santa Barbara Bowl
Santa Barbara Bowl

Santa Barbara Bowl

Catch your favorite team or band just moments away from our discrete hillside location. 

This famed outdoor amphitheater offers a superb line-up of spring, summer and fall concerts for music lovers and sports fans. Speak to our concierge for a chance at the best seats in the house.

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Polo Season

Polo Season

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

Polo season starts in May and the Belmond El Encanto Mayors Cup is held July 7 – 9. Matches take place every Sunday through October 8 at the nearby Santa Barbara Polo Fields. Sit in the polo lounge, enjoy local wine and beer tastings, and take part in the famous mid-game divot stomp.

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Polo Season

Polo Season

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

Polo season starts in May and the Belmond El Encanto Mayors Cup is held July 7 – 9. Matches take place every Sunday through October 8 at the nearby Santa Barbara Polo Fields. Sit in the polo lounge, enjoy local wine and beer tastings, and take part in the famous mid-game divot stomp.

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Wineries

Explore Santa Barbara’s Urban Wine Trail via a series of nearby tasting rooms.

Or journey to Santa Ynez Valley, just a 30-minute drive away. Here you’ll find over 175 wineries producing regional favorites including Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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Wineries
Wineries

Wineries

Explore Santa Barbara’s Urban Wine Trail via a series of nearby tasting rooms.

Or journey to Santa Ynez Valley, just a 30-minute drive away. Here you’ll find over 175 wineries producing regional favorites including Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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Santa Barbara Zoo

Santa Barbara Zoo

Animal lovers young and old will love a trip to the Santa Barbara Zoo.

Housing Asian elephants, Californian condors, Masai giraffes and over 180 other species, the zoo’s stunning ocean views and interactive spaces make it a sure-fire hit with the whole family.

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Santa Barbara Zoo

Santa Barbara Zoo

Animal lovers young and old will love a trip to the Santa Barbara Zoo.

Housing Asian elephants, Californian condors, Masai giraffes and over 180 other species, the zoo’s stunning ocean views and interactive spaces make it a sure-fire hit with the whole family.

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Museums

California’s cultural past is as vibrant as its coastline.

Learn more about the state’s rich nautical and fishing industry at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Or discover the stories hidden in historic artifacts and modern photography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

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Museums
Museums

Museums

California’s cultural past is as vibrant as its coastline.

Learn more about the state’s rich nautical and fishing industry at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Or discover the stories hidden in historic artifacts and modern photography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

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Sailing

Sailing

A coastline this spectacular begs to be explored from the waves.

Learn to sail, charter a sailboat or explore the world-famous Channel Islands National Park from the comfort of a private vessel. Spot local marine life and––if you’re lucky––observe California gray whales migrating between mid-February and mid-May.

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Sailing

Sailing

A coastline this spectacular begs to be explored from the waves.

Learn to sail, charter a sailboat or explore the world-famous Channel Islands National Park from the comfort of a private vessel. Spot local marine life and––if you’re lucky––observe California gray whales migrating between mid-February and mid-May.

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Shopping

Of all the indulgent things to do in Santa Barbara, a little boutique browsing is essential.

Take one of our complimentary electric bikes into fashionable downtown Santa Barbara. Discover independent labels and artisanal souvenirs, or simply window shop as you soak up the sun.

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Shopping
Shopping

Shopping

Of all the indulgent things to do in Santa Barbara, a little boutique browsing is essential.

Take one of our complimentary electric bikes into fashionable downtown Santa Barbara. Discover independent labels and artisanal souvenirs, or simply window shop as you soak up the sun.

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Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

California is a world-class sporting destination, and for good reason. Experience the ridges and bluffs of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Grab a surfboard and head down to Rincon Point. For something more leisurely, paddle board along the coast at sunset. Ask our concierge about local golfing ranges––there’s no shortage of scenic options.

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Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

California is a world-class sporting destination, and for good reason. Experience the ridges and bluffs of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Grab a surfboard and head down to Rincon Point. For something more leisurely, paddle board along the coast at sunset. Ask our concierge about local golfing ranges––there’s no shortage of scenic options.

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