Best time to visit Santa Barbara, CA, USA?

  • The best time to visit Santa Barbara is in the late spring when temperatures are still warm but accommodations are cheaper. During this month, the nightly cost of a hotel room is approximately $190. That's 25% saved per day compared to what you would have paid in June. Temperatures are in the mid 60s, just a bit cooler than the average 70°F you could experience during high season.
  • In Santa Barbara, tourism peaks during the early summer and this comes with higher accommodation rates. The Fiesta week (August 2nd - 7th) and May 25th to June 1st (Memorial Day Weekend) are also popular dates that you should avoid if you're on a budget.

Avoid the crowd

The best time to avoid the crowd in Santa Barbara, CA, USA is December.

June

Most crowded

December

Least crowded


Save money

The cheapest time to travel to Santa Barbara, CA, USA is October.

$242
JUL
$226
AUG
$197
SEP
$166
OCT
$172
NOV
$198
DEC
$170
JAN
$169
FEB
$181
MAR
$198
APR
$230
MAY
$268
JUN

Approximate nightly cost for a one bedroom vacation rental.

Events

Busiest dates.

08/02 - 08/07
Fiesta 71.5
09/01 - 09/05
Labor Day Weekend 39
10/06 - 10/10
Avocado Festival 36
11/19 - 11/27
Thanksgiving 48
12/21 - 01/02
Summer - Holiday 54.5
02/16 - 02/20
Presidents Day Weekend 24.5
03/01 - 03/16
CA - SB - Spring 12.5
03/30 - 04/03
Easter 35
05/25 - 06/01
Memorial Day Weekend 65
06/14 - 06/19
Graduation 58.5
08/31 - 09/04
Labor Day Weekend 70.5

Weather

In Santa Barbara, CA, USA, July is the sunniest month and July the warmest.

78
26
JUL
75
24
AUG
76
24
SEP
72
22
OCT
66
19
NOV
60
15
DEC
58
15
JAN
63
17
FEB
66
19
MAR
66
19
APR
65
18
MAY
71
22
JUN
UV index
3
7

0.5
1cm
JUL
0.0
0cm
AUG
0.1
0cm
SEP
0.4
1cm
OCT
0.6
2cm
NOV
2.5
6cm
DEC
3.7
9cm
JAN
3.2
8cm
FEB
1.0
3cm
MAR
0.4
1cm
APR
0.2
0cm
MAY
0.0
0cm
JUN
Rainfall/month
inch/centimeter