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Activities & Events

“Something for everyone” isn’t just a saying at El Capitan Canyon, it’s our mantra. Our spectacular settings with views of the Gaviota Coast, Pacific Ocean, and Santa Ynez Mountains provide a stunning backdrop for outdoor activities and adventure. Enjoy the services and amenities typical of a traditional resort, while surrounding yourself with nature and all of its wonders.

On our picturesque property, you can take a dip in our heated pool, checkout complimentary adult bicycles for a cruise around the Canyon, or indulge in a spa treatment at our quintessential Canyon Spa and Garden. Tag along on one of our docent-led hikes and experience our llama farm and breathtaking views.

Commune With Nature

The Canyon offers a unique opportunity to commune with nature and unplug from our fast-paced digital world. The Canyon offers a place where guests can “slow down” and reconnect with Mother Nature, friends, families, and themselves. While there are countless activities you may enjoy, we encourage our guests to just breathe the fresh air and experience the natural beauty of the Canyon. Enjoy the simplicity of bird watching from your private picnic area, cuddle up to a cozy fire, and stargazing in the evening away from city lights. ~ Indulge in the minimalism without deprivation and the comfort without excess that is El Capitan Canyon.

Canyon Activities

The Canyon offers many seasonal activities for our guests to enjoy during their stay. From docent-led hikes and beach runs to storytelling and astronomy by the campfire.

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    Hiking Trails

    Take in the sweeping views of the Central Coast on one of our private hiking trails ranging from our most popular Selma Rubin Trail to the llama and goat farm or one of the more advanced trails. See the Kiosk for our most up to date trail information.

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    Beach Cruiser Bicycles

    El Capitan Canyon provides adult beach cruiser bicycles complimentary to our guests – subject to availability.

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    Swimming Pool & Children’s Playground

    Our heated swimming pool is centrally located in the Canyon. The playground with a slide, swings & jungle gym is adjacent to the pool. The pool is open from 10:00am to 10:00pm.

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    Canyon Wine Tastings

    Seasonally, join us for a Canyon wine tasting at the Market lawn. Enjoy great wines from a selection of local vineyards, while soaking in the magic of the Canyon. Visit the Canyon Market for more information.

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    Canyon Concert Series

    Every Saturday, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, we invite you to join us for an evening of family fun. Music is complementary to our overnight guests and BBQ dinner tickets are available for purchase anytime on Saturday at the Canyon Market.

    Open Seating at 5pm. Dinner is served from 6pm – 8pm and live music is from 7pm – 9pm.

Events Calendar

As we continue to respond to state and local guidance for social distancing, we have modified our Events Calendar and suspended activities that might gather a large number of people in one location. Make this the perfect time to experience the Canyon on your own with all its fresh air and the freedom to explore, relax or commune with nature and the outdoors.

Check back routinely, as we look forward to resuming our traditional activities and programming when the conditions permit.

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Summer Concert Series

With an unwavering commitment to the safety of our guests and the artists, we must sadly confirm that we have suspended our Canyon Wine Tasting and Summer BBQ Concert Series for 2020. We hope you will visit and enjoy Mother Nature’s concerts this summer, lead by our native birds, crickets and frogs and backed up by the beautiful seasonal creek.

We are working with all the bands to reschedule their performances for 2021 and look forward to welcoming the amazing line-up of local musicians back to the Canyon as conditions permit.

In the meantime, we are gathering some classic clips from our incredible artists to share and help us keep them in our hearts and ears during this time that we know is difficult for so many.

Check back in the Spring of 2021, when our Summer Concert lineup will be published and join us as we once again gather around the main campfire.

 

LAST SUMMER’S 2019 LINEUP

May 25
Live Wire – Rock Party Favorites

June 1
Nate Latta – Folk, Rockabilly, Rock ‘n Roll

June 8
The Bomb – Latin Funk

June 15
Rankin File – Rock ‘n Roll, Pop

June 22
Cadillac Angels – American Roots

June 29
The Nombres – Oldies, Rock ‘n Roll

July 6
Live Wire – Rock Party Favorites

July 13
Cadillac Angels – American Roots

July 20
Rankin File – Rock ‘n Roll, Pop

July 27
The Bomb – Latin Funk

August 3
Nate Latta – Folk, Rockabilly, Rock ‘n Roll

August 10
Alastair Greene Band – Rock

August 17
Rankin File – Rock ‘n Roll, Pop

August 24
Cadillac Angels – American Roots

August 31
Live Wire – Rock Party Favorites

Please note that all dates and bands are subject to change without notice. Reservations recommended. Access to the Canyon is restricted until 5:00pm. There is a $10.00 per person cover charge at the Kiosk for all unregistered guests.

Neighborhood

While many of our guests choose to remain on property, there are a number of activities and options available outside the Canyon that allow one to enjoy an even greater taste of the Central Coast and the California lifestyle! Have you always wanted to go ocean kayaking, horseback riding, or taking surfing lessons? Or perhaps you’d like to spend the day whale watching or wine tasting. Whatever your inclination may be, here is partial list of local options available.

ADVENTURE & TOUR COMPANIES

Santa Barbara Adventure Company
High Ropes Course, Field Olympics, Coastal Kayaking, Surf Lessons, Stand Up Paddle Lessons, Wine Country Tours, Bike Tours.
sbadventureco.com
(805) 898-0671

Condor Express
Whale watching from the Santa Barbara Harbor
condorexpress.com
(805) 882-0088

Circle Bar B Stables
Horseback riding for all ages.
circlebarbstables.com
(805) 968-3901

GOLF

Glen Annie Golf Club
405 Glen Annie Road
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 968-6400

Sand Piper Golf Course
7625 Hollister Ave
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 968-1541

Rancho San Marcos
4600 Highway 154
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 683-6334

MUSEUMS & SANTA BARBARA ZOO

Ganna Walska Lotusland
lotusland.org
(805) 969-9990

MOXI Museum of Exploration & Innovation
moxi.org
(805) 770-5000

Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens
sbbg.org
(805) 682-4726

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
sbmm.org
(805) 962-8404

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
sbnature.org
(805) 682-4711

Santa Barbara Zoo
sbzoo.org
(805) 962-5339

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Chumash Casino Resort
chumashcasino.com
(800) 248-6274

Santa Barbara Bowl Concert Venue
sbbowl.com
(805) 962-7411

Canyon Activities

Canyon Activities

The Canyon offers many seasonal activities for our guests to enjoy during their stay. From docent-led hikes and beach runs to storytelling and astronomy by the campfire.

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    Hiking Trails

    Take in the sweeping views of the Central Coast on one of our private hiking trails ranging from our most popular Selma Rubin Trail to the llama and goat farm or one of the more advanced trails. See the Kiosk for our most up to date trail information.

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    Beach Cruiser Bicycles

    El Capitan Canyon provides adult beach cruiser bicycles complimentary to our guests – subject to availability.

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    Swimming Pool & Children’s Playground

    Our heated swimming pool is centrally located in the Canyon. The playground with a slide, swings & jungle gym is adjacent to the pool. The pool is open from 10:00am to 10:00pm.

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    Canyon Wine Tastings

    Seasonally, join us for a Canyon wine tasting at the Market lawn. Enjoy great wines from a selection of local vineyards, while soaking in the magic of the Canyon. Visit the Canyon Market for more information.

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    Canyon Concert Series

    Every Saturday, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, we invite you to join us for an evening of family fun. Music is complementary to our overnight guests and BBQ dinner tickets are available for purchase anytime on Saturday at the Canyon Market.

    Open Seating at 5pm. Dinner is served from 6pm – 8pm and live music is from 7pm – 9pm.

Events Calendar

Events Calendar

As we continue to respond to state and local guidance for social distancing, we have modified our Events Calendar and suspended activities that might gather a large number of people in one location. Make this the perfect time to experience the Canyon on your own with all its fresh air and the freedom to explore, relax or commune with nature and the outdoors.

Check back routinely, as we look forward to resuming our traditional activities and programming when the conditions permit.

August

September 2020

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Summer Concert Series

Summer Concert Series

With an unwavering commitment to the safety of our guests and the artists, we must sadly confirm that we have suspended our Canyon Wine Tasting and Summer BBQ Concert Series for 2020. We hope you will visit and enjoy Mother Nature’s concerts this summer, lead by our native birds, crickets and frogs and backed up by the beautiful seasonal creek.

We are working with all the bands to reschedule their performances for 2021 and look forward to welcoming the amazing line-up of local musicians back to the Canyon as conditions permit.

In the meantime, we are gathering some classic clips from our incredible artists to share and help us keep them in our hearts and ears during this time that we know is difficult for so many.

Check back in the Spring of 2021, when our Summer Concert lineup will be published and join us as we once again gather around the main campfire.

 

LAST SUMMER’S 2019 LINEUP

May 25
Live Wire – Rock Party Favorites

June 1
Nate Latta – Folk, Rockabilly, Rock ‘n Roll

June 8
The Bomb – Latin Funk

June 15
Rankin File – Rock ‘n Roll, Pop

June 22
Cadillac Angels – American Roots

June 29
The Nombres – Oldies, Rock ‘n Roll

July 6
Live Wire – Rock Party Favorites

July 13
Cadillac Angels – American Roots

July 20
Rankin File – Rock ‘n Roll, Pop

July 27
The Bomb – Latin Funk

August 3
Nate Latta – Folk, Rockabilly, Rock ‘n Roll

August 10
Alastair Greene Band – Rock

August 17
Rankin File – Rock ‘n Roll, Pop

August 24
Cadillac Angels – American Roots

August 31
Live Wire – Rock Party Favorites

Please note that all dates and bands are subject to change without notice. Reservations recommended. Access to the Canyon is restricted until 5:00pm. There is a $10.00 per person cover charge at the Kiosk for all unregistered guests.

Neighborhood

Neighborhood

While many of our guests choose to remain on property, there are a number of activities and options available outside the Canyon that allow one to enjoy an even greater taste of the Central Coast and the California lifestyle! Have you always wanted to go ocean kayaking, horseback riding, or taking surfing lessons? Or perhaps you’d like to spend the day whale watching or wine tasting. Whatever your inclination may be, here is partial list of local options available.

ADVENTURE & TOUR COMPANIES

Santa Barbara Adventure Company
High Ropes Course, Field Olympics, Coastal Kayaking, Surf Lessons, Stand Up Paddle Lessons, Wine Country Tours, Bike Tours.
sbadventureco.com
(805) 898-0671

Condor Express
Whale watching from the Santa Barbara Harbor
condorexpress.com
(805) 882-0088

Circle Bar B Stables
Horseback riding for all ages.
circlebarbstables.com
(805) 968-3901

GOLF

Glen Annie Golf Club
405 Glen Annie Road
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 968-6400

Sand Piper Golf Course
7625 Hollister Ave
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 968-1541

Rancho San Marcos
4600 Highway 154
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 683-6334

MUSEUMS & SANTA BARBARA ZOO

Ganna Walska Lotusland
lotusland.org
(805) 969-9990

MOXI Museum of Exploration & Innovation
moxi.org
(805) 770-5000

Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens
sbbg.org
(805) 682-4726

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
sbmm.org
(805) 962-8404

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
sbnature.org
(805) 682-4711

Santa Barbara Zoo
sbzoo.org
(805) 962-5339

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Chumash Casino Resort
chumashcasino.com
(800) 248-6274

Santa Barbara Bowl Concert Venue
sbbowl.com
(805) 962-7411

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