Picnic on the Beach

Things to Doat our Santa Barbara Resort

With a full schedule of on-site activities and the beach right outside our doors, every day brings exciting possibilities at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Explore the California coastline, take a wine-country road trip, spend the day relaxing by our palm-lined pool – there’s so much to see and do in the American Riviera.

Table set with fall decor for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Dinner

Our Thanksgiving buffet is a wonderful occasion to come together, filled with lovely dishes and the warmth of shared moments. This festive feast, prepared by Executive Chef Scott Minervini and his culinary team, features all the beloved, traditional holiday classics. While you enjoy your meal in the Reagan Room, soak in the breathtaking ocean view framed by large, picturesque windows, overlooking the beauty of East Beach. Highlights from this year’s menu include brown sugar & bourbon smoked sea salt rubbed turkey, agave & orange glazed heirloom carrots and pumpkin pie crème brule.

$120 per adult, $55 per child under 12 (children under 3 are free). Price subject to 8.75% sales tax and 18% service charge which is gratuity for servers.


Resort Activities

Tap into endless coastal excitement, or escape to a tranquil oceanside oasis. Do Santa Barbara your way with our resort’s sparkling pool, thrilling bicycle and water sport rentals, and calming beachfront yoga classes.

Outdoor Pool

Resort Pool

Splash in the sparkling blue water and lounge poolside with a cocktail from Terraza del Mar. Located at the heart of the resort, our outdoor pool is open all year.

Group of friends playing shuffle board

Resort Games

Show off your skills with some friendly competition on the lawn. Find croquet, giant checkers and chess, cornhole, ping pong, shuffleboard, bocce, and more throughout the resort. Visit the front desk to pick up and return equipment.


Man and Woman Riding Bikes Along Beach

Bike Rentals

Explore Santa Barbara on two wheels. Wheel Fun Rentals outfits Santa Barbara with the largest selection of bike rentals, including specialty cycles, Surreys, cruiser bikes, and more. Guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Yogo Class outdoors on Grass

Beachfront Yoga

Get your body and breath moving in a 60-minute, beginner-friendly yoga classes. Classes are offered by our preferred yoga partner, Santa Barbara Beach Yoga and offered at nearby locations Cabrillo Pavilion and East Beach. Hotel guests receive a 10% discount on classes and events when they use promo code HILTON10 at checkout. Please plan to present your room key upon arrival for class.

Couple on Boat

Fun on the Water

Ride the California waves on a kayak or paddle board. Single and double kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are available for rent from the Santa Barbara Sailing Center.

People Walking on Santa Barbara Beach at Sunset

East Beach

Rent a bike, order your picnic, and prepare for the perfect beach day. Next to the resort, East Beach has everything you need: volleyball courts, a shaded cycling path, picnic tables, a skate park, and more.

More nearby beaches

Discover more of our favorite area beaches:

West Beach
2 miles

Leadbetter Beach
3 miles

Butterfly Beach
3 miles

Visit the Funk Zone

Discover a foodie paradise in Santa Barbara’s hip Funk Zone district. Wine tasting rooms, breweries, cafés, boutiques and galleries await less than a mile from the resort.

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