Dining & Sightseeing

Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn is the perfect home for enjoying all the ocean has to offer. We're close to the world's safest beach, Carpinteria State Beach, where families can enjoy miles of beautiful sand and tide pools filled with star fish, sea anemones, carbs, snails, octopi and more. Farther down the coast you’ll find Rincon Point, one of California's most famous surf spots, known for well-formed waves and long rides.

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Chumash Casino 25 miles

Place your bets at the Chumash Casino and try your luck during your stay in Carpinteria, California. 

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Whale Watching 9 Miles

Whale watching is fun for the entire family. Make this your adventure of a lifetime during your stay in California. 

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Santa Barbara Racquet and Polo Field 2 Miles

Nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountain foothills and the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club beckons offers an array of amenities including 87 manicured acres, two clubhouses, stabling, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and eight tennis courts.

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Carpinteria City Beach 1 Mile

Carpinteria State Beach is a mile-long beach perfect for swimming, surf fishing, tidepool exploring, and camping. This beach is protected by the state park system of California, and is patrolled by lifeguards year-round. 

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Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve 3 Miles

If you love bird watching, the Salt Marsh Reserve right outside our hotel is a wildlife habitat and a place to learn about the coastal environment. It is one of the last remaining coastal wetlands in California, and every year over 200 species of birds land here. 

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Linden Avenue .5 Mile

Running through the heart of Carpinteria, Linden Avenue is full of lots of shops and restaurants, and remains the perfect spot for an afternoon walk straight from the beach into the heart of town.

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Seal Rookery 2 Miles

Visit the Harbor Seal Preserve and admire the adorable seals and pups! Pupping season is from December through May. Visitors are advised to not touch, feed, or disturb the seals.