Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Goleta

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Goleta. Renowned for its restaurants, sporting events and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Goleta

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Goleta a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Santa Barbara Zoo (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Glen Annie Golf Club (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Sandpiper Golf Club (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Santa Barbara Golf Club (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Rancho San Marcos Golf Course (8.1 mi / 13 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Goleta

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 23°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Goleta

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Goleta is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Santa Barbara Botanical Garden (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Lotusland (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Goleta Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Santa Barbara Orchid Estate (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Goleta Point (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Coal Oil Point Reserve (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Goleta

The nearest airport is in Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), located 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), which is 18.4 mi (29.6 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, the main station serving the city is Goleta Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Goleta?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 712 holiday rentals around Goleta. From 364 holiday houses to 78 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Goleta is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Goleta?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Goleta:

  • Mission Canyon: 180 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 268 holiday homes
  • Waterfront: 148 holiday homes
  • Riviera: 113 holiday homes
  • Alta Mesa: 191 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Goleta?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Goleta. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Goleta Beach: 806 holiday rentals
  • South Coast Railroad Museum: 820 holiday rentals
  • Coal Oil Point Reserve: 726 holiday rentals
  • Devereaux Slough: 729 holiday rentals
  • University of California-Santa Barbara: 799 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Goleta listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Goleta?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 364 Houses in Goleta. Our other popular types of Goleta holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 78 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 51 holiday houses
  • Studios: 69 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Goleta?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 161 holiday homes with pool available in Goleta. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.