Goleta, known as “The Good Land”, if you’re looking for an authentic, locals only experience in Santa Barbara County take a look at Goleta. Whether you’re in Goleta for business or pleasure, you’re sure to find something for everyone in Santa Barbara’s neighboring city. Discover the city’s three major shopping centers, each just a few block away from nearby hotels featuring an eclectic mix of brand name stores as well as local retailers and host to local farmers markets multiple days a week.
Goleta boasts plenty of fresh air and outdoor activities. Paddleboard off the shores of Goleta Beach where you’ll get close up views of dolphins and sea lions or surf among the locals at the acclaimed Campus Point surf break. Hike the hills and explore the class 3 climbing at The Playgrounds hiking trail in the surrounding mountains. Go on an early morning nature walk through the Butterfly Preserve and watch butterflies come to life as the sun comes up. Or go for a leisurely ride on the Coast Route bike path that crosses the wooded and seaside landscapes of Goleta and Isla Vista.
Goleta is adjacent to University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and home to the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport.