It’s summer and Santa Barbara is filled with events, visitors, and great sites.  One of my favorite things to do during the summer (well, all year round) is hiking.  Santa Barbara has hiking trails of all levels.  One of my favorites leads you up to Inspiration Point.  The trailhead is found off of Foothill Road in the northern part of the city.  It starts off with a narrow paved walkway, and up into a trail shaded by trees.  In the middle of the hike, there is a great creek to stop off at and enjoy a smal snack.  Then you head up into a switchback trail to the very top.  The trail itself takes a few hours there and back. It’s a great one to take in the afternoon, and maybe even around dusk during the summer months.  I’ve done it once in the dark, and flashlights are essential for that hike (we forgot ours, not a good idea).

Either way, hikes with friends make for great memories, so check out Santa Barbara hikes and book a room with us!