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If you've been thinking about a vacation with your kids, Goleta is a good choice. The beaches, basketball games, and cafés are just some of the things that make this an attractive family vacation destination. Take to the air and fly into Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), which is the closest airport, or Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), which is located 18.4 mi (29.6 km) from the city center. When you're thinking about where you should stay in Goleta, you might want to consider one of the 9 kid-friendly hotels and other accommodations here.
Families on vacation have good things to say about these accommodations:
Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta - Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and free breakfast. Guests like the central location and breakfast options at this 2-star motel.
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara - Features 3 outdoor pools, a kids' club, and 3 restaurants. The overall comfort and helpful staff make this 5-star hotel popular with guests.
Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta - Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and free buffet breakfast. Guests like the overall comfort and clean rooms at this 2.5-star hotel.
Best Western Plus South Coast Inn - Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and free full breakfast. Guests like the central location at this 2.5-star hotel.
You're likely hoping for good weather for your family trip. Use these tips to plan when to pack up the kids and head to Goleta.
While you and your family are visiting Goleta, you might want to check out some kid-friendly attractions such as Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens, South Coast Railroad Museum, and Rancho La Patera and Stow House. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area like Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and Presidio Santa Barbara.Goleta is also well-known for its:
To see more of the larger area, hop on a train at Goleta Station. Goleta may not have many public transit choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.