Family Fun

Family of five walking along the coast at Ellwood Mesa

Family Fun, Goleta Style

Family Fun

Getting away with the family means diving into activities that everyone will enjoy. The Day Family of Someday I’ll Learn (@somedayilllearn) did just that during their family fun, Goleta Style. Watch their story.

Featured activities

During their time in Goleta, The Day Family experienced some of Goleta’s best activities for the whole family. Explore some of their favorite activities.

Family Fun Itinerary

Ready to explore with your family, Goleta Style? Follow along on The Day Family’s journey as you plan your own.


Family of five flying kites at Ellwood Bluffs

  Ellwood Bluffs

Start the day off at the Ellwood Mesa Bluffs, where the scenic coastal views are the perfect backdrop for your family photos. The bluffs offer plenty of space for you and your little ones to roam and play, burning off some of that morning energy. Nate and Chelsea’s four kids loved flying kites and exploring the tree-shaded hideaways overlooking the water.

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Fresh fish tacos at Hollister Brewing Company

  Hollister Brewing Company

For lunch, stop into Hollister Brewing Company, where a relaxed environment and family-friendly meals are accompanied by delicious craft beers for parents to enjoy. The Day Family could not get enough of the duck fat fries, but left just enough room for the signature fish tacos!

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Small child looking at a tractor at Fairview Gardens in Goleta

  Fairview Gardens

After lunch, head over to Fairview Gardens, an organic farm that’s perfect for exploring with the whole family. Nate and Chelsea took the opportunity to teach their kids about sustainable agriculture and to check out the organic farm stand rich with local fare.

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Coastline at dusk

  Goleta Beach Park

Goleta Beach Park offers the perfect family-friendly venue to catch a sunset. Whether you sit on the beach or walk down the pier, your family is sure to soak up a sweet moment as the sky lights up. The Day Family highly recommends this spot.

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A plate with Filet Mignon and Asparagus

  The Ritz-Carlton Bacara

After a packed first day of adventure, you and your family have more than earned a bit of downtime. For families staying at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, exploring the grounds and playing in the pool is the perfect way to spend a day and catch some R&R. The Day Family loved a day of relaxation spent by the pool, where all four kids could swim and play comfortably together.

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  The Bistro

For dinner, stop into The Bistro on the grounds of The Ritz-Carlton Bacara. Named one of Open Table’s Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America, their delicious fare is the perfect treat for your family. Try the Thai Brussels Sprouts and Filet Mignon—it was Nate and Chelsea’s favorite.

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Child looking into a telescope at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara

  The Ritz-Carlton Bacara

For hotel guests, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara offers wonderful activities for families and individuals alike. Check out their events schedule to see what’s available during your stay. The Day family explored the evening stargazing event, where their four kids got to peer through telescopes and gaze at the magical moon.

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