When planning a quick and fabulous trip, stunning views, delicious food, and exciting activities are a must. Find out how Lindsey and Esther of Bay Area Buzz created perfect Insta-moments, Goleta Style. Watch their story.
As the ladies explored Goleta, Lindsey and Esther tasted some of Goleta’s best food and leaned into the region’s most laid-back experiences. Check out some of their favorite spots.
Ready to explore some of Goleta’s best tastes and outdoor activities? Follow along with Lindsey and Esther and plan your own Goleta Style Getaway.
Start out your first morning bright and early with sunrise paddleboarding at Goleta Beach Park. Find paddleboard rentals at Paddle Sports Center, then get out on the water to catch an incredible Goleta sunrise along the coast. With the calm morning water, Lindsey & Esther felt completely comfortable for one of their first times on stand-up paddleboards, letting them really enjoy the sunrise and views.
Once you’ve stepped out of the sparkling waters of Goleta Beach, visit The Outpost at The Kimpton Goodland for a delicious, hand-crafted brunch and cocktails. Lindsey loved the Avocado Toast, which is just as beautiful as it is tasty, and Esther’s sweet tooth really sunk into the Brioche French Toast drizzled with decadent Mexican chocolate sauce.
For visitors staying at the Kimpton Goodland, the hotel has enough to keep you entertained for a whole day! Play in the classic Woodie Car or Airstream out front, explore the VNYL record shop, relax by the pool, or have an impromptu photo shoot in front of one of the many mural walls on the property. Lindsey & Esther’s favorite spot was the backyard area, where they let out their competitive sides with oversized tic-tac-toe and cornhole.
After a packed day and early morning, treat yourself to a hearty Mexican dish at Los Agaves. If you’re feeling spicy, order the Queso Fundido – Esther and Lindsey loved to watch it sizzle.
Start your second day with delicious Cajun comfort food, served up Goleta Style at the Cajun Kitchen Cafe. Lindsey & Esther loved the waffles and fresh juices, and recommend you find a seat on the patio to soak up Goleta’s wonderful morning weather.
Once mealtime is complete, enjoy a post-breakfast bike ride around Lake Los Carneros. Many of Goleta’s hotels offer complimentary bike rentals for you to explore Goleta on two wheels. Lindsey & Esther’s favorite part was biking across the boardwalk, and taking in the birds and wildlife.