Camping. For some, the word conjures up delightful visions of campfires and s’mores, nature hikes, and relaxing time spent with family. For others, the word has more of a negative connotation. For those naysayers, I suggest you give glamping a try. Glam + Camping = Glamping. This past weekend, my family and I traveled to El Capitan Canyon, situated only minutes from Santa Barbara, and just a short drive from California wine country. It is set on 350 acres of rolling hills and creek canyons where the Los Padres National Forest meets the Pacific, El Capitan Canyon provides California glamping during all seasons.
We stayed in quaint little cabins, which were comfortable and had plenty of amenities.
There are beautiful trees, picnic tables, hiking trails and plenty of creature comforts to be found as well, such as a great spa and a country market, well stocked with local wines from the Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley.
Because El Capitan Canyon is so near the beautiful coast, the boys were able to get some surfing time in as well.
If you follow me on Instagram, you might have already seen what a great time we had. Press play for a fun slide show of our Easter weekend glamping trip.
If you are a bit more adventurous when it comes to glamping, you might want to give one of the tents or yurts a try as well. How charming are these?
Don’t live in California? Here’s a list of great glamping sites across the country.
Have you gone glamping?