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Isla Vista Vacations

Pack those stellar shades. We have Isla Vista vacation deals for you!

If there’s one thing you should spend in this busy world, it’s your vacation days. We know it’s easy to hang onto them, but Hotwire votes for putting them to use. It’s time to let an adventure lead you away from the daily grind. Stock up on what really matters on your trip to Isla Vista – great memories and a tall tale or two.

Hotwire can help you find your travel bliss with Isla Vista vacation packages. Bundling your hotel, car and flight means more unexpected fun with the money you saved. We’ll cover the bases; now it’s time for you to get up and go!

Pack everything you want – then take half of it out

We mean it. It’s far too easy to over-pack. We recommend picking your essentials and washing them along the way. Then you’ll have room for that goofy souvenir you know you want – or for some new outfits from that cute boutique you discover.

Bring comfortable walking shoes on your trip to Isla Vista

No one should have to endure walking tours in dress shoes or high heels. No one.

Bring photocopies of your passport or license

You flew home from a great Isla Vista vacation but your most important documents stayed behind. We’ve heard that story before and recommend keeping an extra copy on hand – just in case. Hey, at least it wasn’t a family member.

Don’t underestimate the power of earplugs

Among crying babies, rowdy crowds and honking horns, take our word for it. One pair can save you from the zombie-like state of a sleepless night.

Always carry some cash

You’ll be ready for anything from an evil ATM to lost credit cards. Holding a little extra cash in your wallet and carry-on means you can breathe easy if anything unexpected pops up.

Explore like a local

Guidebooks and maps are great for getting an overview of the place, but to really dig in, go where the locals go. Pick up a newspaper or city magazine to see what restaurants and neighborhoods are hot. Check events listings and go see a band or attend a street festival. Or ask your friends for recommendations. You’d be surprised who in your circle knows Isla Vista well.

Top Hotel Deals

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Castillo Inn at the Beach

Castillo Inn at the Beach

22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Carriage and Western Art Museum, Presidio Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. ...

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach, is just a 5-minute walk from Santa Barbara harbor and the beach. It’s a 10-minute ...

$199

$199
Chumash Casino Resort

Chumash Casino Resort

3400 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Santa Ynez, this resort is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Gainey ...

$135

$135
Inn By The Harbor

Inn By The Harbor

433 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara
3.0 out of 5.0

The hotel is in a quiet downtown neighborhood, a 10-minute walk from the beach and the boutiques and restaurants of State Street. Guests can grab a bike and ...

$189

$189
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

4558 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria
3.0 out of 5.0

Convenient to US-101, this Spanish-style hotel is half a mile from Carpinteria's famed beach and close to the Santa Ynez Mountains; Santa Barbara lies within ...

$118

$118
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

3850 State St, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0

Set on 5 landscaped acres, this Best Western Plus hotel is across from upscale La Cumbre Plaza shopping, 1.5 miles from Santa Barbara Mission, and within 5 miles ...

$127

$127
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
4.0 out of 5.0

Set amid fragrant gardens and graceful palm trees, Hotel Milo Santa Barbara is across from West Beach, between Stearns Wharf and the harbor, and near State ...

$189

$189
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel

306 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Santa Barbara, the West Beach Inn is just 10 steps from the beach and 3 blocks from Stearns Wharf and downtown State Street. Santa Barbara Yacht ...

$149

$149
Santa Barbara Inn

Santa Barbara Inn

901 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in East Beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chase Palm Park and Santa Barbara Zoo. Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse ...

$259

$259
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

Avania Inn of Santa Barbara

128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Santa Barbara Beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Carriage and Western Art Museum and Presidio Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara County Courthouse ...

$109

$109

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