Your free time in Santa Barbara - Scott Dunn suggests
Get out on the water with the Santa Barbara Sailing Center on kayaks or Catamarans, or take a trip out to the Channel Islands with its unique flora and fauna best seen by boat or kayak. For whale and dolphin watching trips, we recommend Condor Express for twice daily summer trips from the wharf. Cycling is the favourite way to get around, and bikes can be found at Wheel Fun (22 State St) where you can choose from classic cruisers to mountain bikes. Or for lazy beach days head to Arroyo Burro (Hendy's Beach) near the junction of Cliff Dr and Las Positas Rd, with free parking and a restaurant.