In addition to camps and activities around town, the CBL has its own springtime suggestions to add. These are activities that you can do outside with friends and family.
Start A Garden:
Gardens are a staple for spring and bring joy, life, and are also a great active hobby! Some easy starter plants range from flowers to vegetables. Some easy spring crops to grow are vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and lettuce. If flowers are more up your alley, you could plant some marigolds, daffodils, or hyacinths. To get started, you can gather your gardening supplies and materials from the following local Goleta nurseries:
Knapp Nursery LLC
909 Carlo Dr, Goleta, CA
Open 10-4 every day except Sunday!
La Sumida Nursery
165 S Patterson Ave, Santa Barbara, CA
Open 9-4 every day except Sunday!
Terra Sol Garden Center
5320 Overpass Rd, Santa Barbara, CA
Open 9-4 every day!
Have A Picnic:
Living in Goleta and Santa Barbara means access to some amazing parks, beaches, and hikes that provide the perfect picnic experience. Gather your friends and family to enjoy the sunshine while eating a cutely packaged meal in nature. Some tasty, easy snacks include the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a side of fresh fruit or a dessert like cookies.
Some great spots for picnics that are easily accessible:
Goleta Beach Park
5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117
Stow Grove Park
Has horseshoes, volleyball court, BBQs, Playset
580 N La Patera Ln, Goleta, CA 93117
Arroyo Burro Beach County Park
Beach view, hiking trails, dog friendly
2981 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Playset that is ship themed, great for children/families, picnic tables
323 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Great historical site with a wonderful sunset view
2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Earl Warren Flea Market:
The Market has a food truck, multiple vendors, and is a good activity if you’re bored on a Thursday!
3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Every Thursday from 7 AM - 2 PM