Whether you enjoy hiking, fine-dining, water sports, lazing on the beach, culture, or a great night-life, Santa Barbara has something for you. Its beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, and colorful culture make Santa Barbara a premier resort destination. World-class accommodations and dining await its many visitors. From the City, you are just minutes away from the Santa Barbara wine country. The gorgeous Santa Ynez Valley, with its breath-taking vistas, is home to such notable attractions as Solvang and the Chumash Reservation. Viviani is proud to offer the best of the best when it comes to event planning in Santa Barbara.
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Private Wine Excursions
This is our bread and butter, and no one can get you exclusive access like we can. From the iconics to the cults, allow us to customize the perfect wine tasting experience, leaving you more than satisfied with the experience.
Our usual day of wine tasting consists of 3 hand selected wineries, often not open to the public. Group sizes can vary from 2 to 30, depending on the wineries visited and experience desired.
Horseback through the Mountains
The day begins with a beautiful horseback ride that winds through the forests, up to the top of the mountain where you will have spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, the channel islands, and the hills and valleys. Next you will enjoy lunch at the historic “Cold Spring Tavern.”
Following lunch, we will head into the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, where you will enjoy wine tasting at 2 of the regions top wineries while taking in the beautiful scenery. We also have a surprise stop at Global Gardens in Los Olivos. Your driver will then return you back to Santa Barbara.
Sail Away in Santa Barbara
Guests will greet for departure at the docks where guests will have a hand’s on lesson on sailing in the Pacific Ocean with professional guidance. All equipment is included.
This will include a picnic luncheon on board the sail-boat, bottled waters, soft drinks, beer and wine for the adults if requested. Each guest will receive a sailing certificate of completion on the lesson of the day. Return to the hotel in the afternoon.
Wine Country by Mountain Bike
This trip takes us into the heart of the Santa Ynez wine country, home to several very popular California vintners. We depart by van in the morning and head to the Foxen Canyon Trail, which is perfect for touring by mountain bike.
This old stagecoach road has few hills while rolling through scenic vineyards and ranch lands. The close proximity of several notable vintners all within short pedalling distance makes this day’s ride very enjoyable.
Private Surf Lessons
Long before it was a world-recognized sport, surfing was a cornerstone of Santa Barbara culture. Today, the cozy beach town is home to both epic surf breaks and some of the sport’s most notable names.
Guests will go to the beach for their private surf lessons. Which beach, is determined by the tide level in the morning of lessons. This will include surf lessons for two hours, and all equipment is provided as well. (2 hour surf lesson included)
Santa Barbara Zoo
In August 1963, the Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens opened its doors to the public, and has continued to serve and fulfil this mission: preservation, conservation, and enhancement of the natural world and its living treasures through education, research, and recreation.
An average Zoo visit lasts 2.5 hours; but many guests spend a half day meandering the grounds, taking in the Pacific Ocean views, and enjoying a picnic lunch or dinner after visiting the animals. If you’re short on time, our Zoo Map highlights the “Must-See” exhibits.
Take a short stroll out over the Pacific Ocean and savor the sensory experiences of California’s oldest working wharf. Enjoy the fresh ocean breeze while watching local fishing boats off-load their morning catches.
Touch marine life in a special aquarium. Taste wines and indulge in cuisines from fast-food to fanciful. Delight in a wealth of colorful shopping amidst commanding, panoramic views of the mountains and the coastline.
Luxury Hotels & Accommodations
The level of luxurious accommodations that Santa Barbara has to offer is hard to match. From beach front views to an assortment of private villas, there is sure to be a fit that will make you feel like a king or queen.
Booking through Viviani usually allows for special upgrades, hotel credits and welcome packages. Just let us know your tastes and we’ll find the right fit for you.
Meeting professionals rely on Viviani as the premiere local DMC with an insight into unparalleled options to assist them to create the perfect program. Our experienced and qualified planners are confident and recognized as experts in the area.
From team building activities and adventures, to private group wine tastings and specialty dinners at unique venues, we will ensure your company gains a productive and stellar experience while meeting your objectives.
Private Luxury Transportation
From luxury sedans to 50 passenger coaches, we have all your transportation needs covered. Here are some examples vehicles we offer:
Lincoln Town Car
Bentley Flying Spur
10 Passenger Limo
15 Passenger Stretch Limo
40 Person Luxury Coach
and many more options...