Community Recommended Hotels and Resorts
This upscale “camping” resort is great for families who want to experience the natural beauty of the California coast without the effort of really roughing it. El Capitan has something for everyone – between easy or challenging hikes into the foothills, a walk to one of the most striking beaches in California, a pool and playground, llamas, horses, and bike riding, it really can’t be beat. Stay in a safari tent equipped with comfortable beds and luxurious bed linens, down comforters, and daily maid service, or opt for a cabin with small kitchen and plenty of sleeping options. Resort staff will drop off firewood and fire starters to make it easy to build a campfire for s’mores. There’s also a great snack bar and gift shop with delicious breakfasts. El Capitan is a delightful family alternative to the fancier resorts of Santa Barbara and a great outdoor experience.
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