If you've been bitten by the shopping bug, why not plan a trip to the wonderful shops in Summerland? There are antique stores, high-end fashion boutiques, children's shops and nurseries in this sweet, sleepy town by the sea. Less than ten miles south of Santa Barbara, Summerland is where you can find some of the most unique souvenirs and gifts.
Start your day with a visit to Lillie Avenue, one of the main streets through town. It's dotted with shops specializing in treasures from bygone eras. Check out the nearby Summerland Antique Collective, one of the largest stores in the area. Paintings, vases, sculptures, furniture and much more is packed into every corner, waiting to be discovered. Don't be surprised if you find yourself shipping something home.
Frequent boutique shoppers will love the variety of offerings in Summerland as well. Stop by Amelia Jane to find the sweetest assortment of baby and toddler gifts and accessories. Botanik, right next door, sells gorgeous plants and home goods. Or wander down the way to Waxing Poetic to admire beautiful, handcrafted jewelry.
When you're all shopped out, it's an easy walk to lunch and one of the nicest beaches in the area. A visit to Summerland is a must for visitors who are already familiar with downtown Santa Barbara. A true hidden gem!