Romantic Date Ideas in Santa Barbara

Romantic Date Ideas in Santa BarbaraRendezvous on America’s Riviera! Santa Barbara's sparkling ocean views and majestic mountain tops make it the perfect backdrop for memorable dates. Our sweetheart guide is your invitation to the most romantic destinations this city has to offer.

Stearns Wharf
Stroll along Stearns Wharf; the historic waterfront pier in Santa Barbara is brimming with shops, restaurants and fun entertainment surrounded by spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a romantic date night made for waterfront dining at Longboards Grill and boarding a Santa Barbara Water Taxi for a moonlit nightcap.

Address: 219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 - MAP
Phone: (805) 564-5518

Float Luxury Spa
Simply spaaatacular! Sink into a relaxing and romantic time together on a date at the Float Luxury Spa as you unwind during a Couples Retreat spa treatment. Float into bliss during an 80-minute massage in a private suite overlooking a tranquil garden as you lay side by side pampered by your very own massage therapist.

Address: 18 East Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - MAP
Phone: (805) 845-7777

Wine Cask Restaurant
Bon appétit! Pair the perfect wine with seared pan roasted chicken on a romantic date at the Wine Cask Restaurant. Romance dines here to enjoy a rich warm ambiance in a first-class restaurant that uses farm fresh produce, offers award wining wines and exceptional service for an evening to remember.

Address: 813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - MAP
Phone: (805) 966-9463

Zodo's Bowling & Beyond
Roll around together at Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond. Let the neon light show hovering over the electric-lit lanes spin you into hours of fun together during a game of Glow Bowl. Enjoy a game of bowling where your bowling ball and shoes glow brighter than your smile for each other. There's nothing like a little competition to spice up a romantic date.

Address: 5925 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117 - MAP
Phone: (805) 967-0128

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Art lovers spend time at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Mix and mingle with one another as you meander together through the museum's nationally renowned collections of American, Asian and European art works. After your romantic walk through the museum, sit together at the Museum Café to enjoy coffee and an artful conversation.

Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - MAP
Phone: (805) 963-4364

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Stop and smell the roses on a romantic date at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Take your special someone for a stroll on winding stone pathways through an array of whimsical gardens. Explore more than 1,000 rare and native plants across 65 acres in the city’s historic Mission Canyon. Ah, love is in bloom.

Address: 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 - MAP
Phone: (805) 682-4726