Sports in Santa Barbara

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Just two blocks from East Beach and down the way from Stearns Wharf, the crack of bats is a fitting addition to the soundtrack of the nearby crashing waves. Each day throughout the week, baseball and softball fans pop in at East Beach Batting Cages to get in a workout, perfect their swing, or shake off the rust from too much time between batting sessions. At the outdoor facility, eight baseball pitching machines wing balls at batters at 35?80 mph, and six softball pitching machines lob a choice of slow or fast pitches. After working up a hunger, patrons can indulge at Norton's Pastrami and Deli, located onsite, or take a stroll along the beach to see how the seals play their own version of baseball.

226 South Milpas Street
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

The licensed therapists at SOMA Get Fit specialize in Soma massages which accommodate individual's therapeutic needs. Clients have the ability to choose between male or female certified therapists. The company also provides adventurous luxury in which clients can enjoy health and wellness retreats where they tone their physiques while stand-up paddle boarding and hiking. Be it pushing through a single workout or experiencing a day-long wellness makeover, sessions are customized to help clients meet their goals.

827 State Street
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

At Wheel Fun Rentals, visitors can traverse surrounding areas in fun pedal-propelled vessels while soaking in oft-overlooked scenery, which would not be possible while buckled to a car seat or an Acme rocket. Established in 1999, Wheel Fun Rentals provides locals and tourists with an engaging way to sightsee while promoting a healthy lifestyle. Customers can rent a wide range of vehicles, such as a surrey ($25–$35 per hour), cruiser bike ($8–$9 per hour), or mountain bike ($9 per hour).

23 E Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Treating customers and their bikes to friendly, attentive service, the bicycle doctors at WheelHouse tweak cycling steeds for optimal navigation of roads, trails, and the pathways in between. Through its customized tune-up offered exclusively to Groupon subscribers, riders submit sprockets and steel to a thorough adjustment of all components, including brakes and shifters. Mechanics clean, tighten, and lube derailleurs while cleaning and truing wheels. Hubs, brackets, and headset get full adjustment, purging unhealthy emotional disconnect between bike and pavement alike. While similar to the package 2 WheelHouse tune-up, the specialized Groupon treatment dotes on the bikes in deeper detail than they typically enjoy.

528 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Hidden Oaks Golf Course, a leisurely nine-hole, par 27 course designed by 51-time PGA Tour winner Billy Casper and owned by PGA pro Dave De Heras, bursts with foliage and boasts magnificent views of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Amateurs and pros alike can chip and putt their way across the scenic 107 yards of the second hole, and use mind control to wrangle rogue golf balls roaming the grassy 152-yard ninth hole. Throughout, club-swinging duos are accompanied by the sultry breezes of the Pacific Ocean, swaying trees, and hungry sand traps scheming to swallow any golf balls or circus-grade swords that should fall into their grips.

4760 Calle Camarada
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Established: 1975

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 11?25 people

Pro Tip: Wear clothing specific for gymnastics and bring socks for the trampoline.

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Our camps and classes

Recommended Age Group: Kids

Q&A with Susan Montgomery, Owner and Director

What special training do you or your staff have?

Staff members have degrees in Child Psychology and coaching. They are CPR/First Aid and USAG Safety Certified, as well as fingerprinted and background checked. Staff members attend Regional and National trainings. Susan Montgomery trains her USA Team Member athletes with the other USA Olympic coaches and USA Olympic Teams training center in Texas. Susan has had an athlete on the USA Team for the past seven years. Susan is a USA Artistic National judge and is also a certified trampoline judge. On staff as well are other judges who have judged USA Nationals for the past three years.

What?s your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of the job is teaching a child new skills and seeing the expression of pride and accomplishment on their face when they have mastered the skill. This brings joy to my heart.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We have had several of our State, Regional and National Champions start off in our Summer Camps. Who knew? Also, our camp is designed to provide a safe, fun gymnastics and trampoline experience for all levels of athlete, from beginning to National Team members. We provide the highest quality instruction and encouragement in an atmosphere where every child is a champion.

4179 State St
Santa Barbara,
CA
US