Inspiration Point is a relatively short hike that doesn’t require a huge climb, making it a good option for kids—as its name suggests, there’s pay-off for making it to the top, which include great views of the city, the ocean, and The Channel Islands. It’s also dog friendly. Meanwhile, Lizard’s Mouth is up by Goleta, and is less of a hike and more of a place to go climb around on rocks by the ocean and take in the views (kids love it). Click here for directions—it’s not well marked, though as they explain, “If drunk high school kids can find it, so can you.” (Image courtesy of Santa Barbara Hikes.)

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