3 days in Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo County Itinerary

3 days in Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo County Itinerary

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Santa Barbara
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Morro Bay
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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): do a tasting at Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room and then trek along Cabrillo Bike Path. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at East Beach, kick back and relax at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, then identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Historic La Arcada Courtyard.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary planner.

San Diego to Santa Barbara is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 56°F in Santa Barbara. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room ©
Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room
East Beach ©
East Beach
The Historic La Arcada Courtyard ©
The Historic La Arcada Courtyard

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Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. On the 21st (Sun), stroll through Morro Strand State Beach, explore the activities along Morro Bay National Estuary, and then see the interesting displays at Morro Bay State Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Morro Bay trip itinerary site.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Morro Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in June: highs in Morro Bay hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Morro Strand State Beach ©
Morro Strand State Beach
Morro Bay National Estuary ©
Morro Bay National Estuary
Morro Bay State Park ©
Morro Bay State Park

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