Your Trip To Goleta

Take A Right At Happy

And A Left At Relaxed

When life is as good as it is in Goleta, California, you know your visit will be unforgettable. We’ve made it easy to create your ideal Goleta getaway with these travel tools.

Family Fun,


When it comes to packing up the family and heading to the California coast, Goleta makes an excellent next stop. The affordable, friendly, activity-filled destination has plenty to keep people of all ages happy and having plenty of fun. To help ensure that you do, we’ve put together a few ideas of activities the fam won’t want to miss during their visit!

South Coast Railroad Museum

Start with a stop by the South Coast Railroad Museum. As the name suggests, this fun spot brings the history of railroading to life. The centerpiece is a county railroad stationhouse built in 1901. The authentic elements don’t stop there. Caboose No. 4023 has been a museum staple since 1986, and is always open during museum hours. Kiddos will love hopping on the miniature train for a ride through the grounds, and the handcar gives a real life lesson in how railroaders did things back in the day.

Lake Los Carneros

After a visit to the museum, take the family for a walk around beautiful Lake Los Carneros. This special freshwater enclave is great for bird watching or feeding the ducks and offers an easily doable mile-long walk around the lake.

Goleta Beach Park

For those looking for a full—(or half-)—day at the beach, Goleta Beach Park is an excellent place to stage your family beach vacation. The nice long fishing pier is a fun place for kids to watch people cast a line. Plenty of picnic tables and BBQ grills are available for easy food prep and onsite picnics.