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Those parents who are traveling in Santa Barbara in the coming months will have plenty to keep their vacationing kids entertained. From scenic walks and bike rides to exciting local events, these are our locally-sourced recommendations.

The Beach

Located in sunny Southern California, Santa Barbara is home to a number of excellent beaches to take children of all ages. Let them splash around in the waves, search for tide pools, and find games like volleyball at beach featured on our post about the Best Santa Barbara Beach Walks.

On A Hike

One of the best ways to keep kids entertained is to keep them moving, and you can do that in a number of entertaining ways in Santa Barbara. Take one of these suggested hikes for killer views of the city and ocean and much more.

To A Concert

Exposing your children to live music is a great parenting move. It will open their eyes to an amazing world they can access for the rest of their lives. Take them to the Santa Barbara Bowl, a gorgeous outdoor amphitheatre hosting a number of family-friendly concerts this year, including Jackson Browne and Steve Miller Band.

To The Santa Barbara Art Walk

Every Sunday, a half-mile stretch of artists set up on the same street as our own Hotel Milo. Large paintings, photographs, clothes, and fun nick-nacks to take home make this an easy place to walk around, entertain the kids, and shop for a while.

On A Bike Ride

Guests of Hotel Milo can take out bicycles for free during their stay with us, giving families a perfect excuse to go out and adventure with the kids. For some suggestions, check out our guide to the best places to bike around Hotel Milo.

Discover More of Santa Barbara

Planning a summer getaway with the family to Santa Barbara? Explore America’s Riviera with Hotel Milo, and get more local recommendations on our Santa Barbara blog.