Hotel Milo is right across the street from the water, and Santa Barbara is famous for its coastal beauty, seafood, and culture. To get a taste of all these areas, as well as enjoy views of the city from the water, check out these fun coastal excursions.

Go Sailing

With planned outings with groups, or smaller parties, to lessons for those who want to learn the art themselves—sailing is one of the best ways to get out and see Santa Barbara from the water. With links to different companies and experiences, you can find all the information you need in our post about how to go sailing in Santa Barbara.

Go To The Channel Islands

Located right off the coast of Santa Barbara, the Channel Islands are a group of five islands, and a national park. If you’re trying to get out and enjoy some views of Santa Barbara from the water, you may as well make the trip and explore this gorgeous, rural chain. Find what you need to know about visiting the Channel Islands here.

Head Out on Stearns Wharf

Located a short walk from Hotel Milo, Stearns Wharf juts out into the nearby bay allowing people to walk out, turn around and view Santa Barbara from the perspective of the water. It’s a pleasant spot to catch a sunset, find a good seafood meal, peruse gift and candy shops, and cap off a long walk along the coast.

Go Paddleboarding

Paddleboarding has gotten so popular over the past several years, and it’s because it’s relatively easy to pick up, a good workout, and also calming. Take a trip out onto the water and enjoy gorgeous views of the city from a quiet, wavy retreat. Here’s a link to stand-up paddleboard rentals and tours in Santa Barbara.

On A Fishing Trip

If you’re heading out on the water and you’re going to catch great views of the city, you might also want to catch some fish while you’re at it. If that’s your bag, then Santa Barbara will be a great vacation destination for you. To get some more details, you can see out post about Hotel Milo’s Favorite Fishing Charters.