Santa Barbara is a dramatic coastal city with Mediterranean-style white stucco buildings with red-tile roofs that reflect the city’s Spanish colonial heritage. State Street, in downtown, is beautifully line with trees, upscale boutiques, coffee shops, enchanting courtyards and passageways just off the street, and restaurants offering local wine tastings. If traveling with your children or on a staycation, visiting for a wedding, or if you want to take a day trip for wine tasting, we help Give Parents Peace of Mind® and a carefree night with your spouse.

Our sitters come prepared with age appropriate toys, games, books, and activities and arrive in a Destination Sitters’ polo shirt, with a photo ID Tag and a full bag of books, games and toys. Rest assured that your child will be safe with an excellent babysitter who will keep them entertained.

We come to your destination, whether at it’s your hotel, vacation rental, or Airbnb!

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Man and woman kayaking in Santa Barbara, CA.

Kayak Tours Santa Barbara

Enjoy a Santa Barbara Kayaking or Paddleboarding with Paddle Sports Center & experience the Santa Barbara coast! See the incredible view, explore the harbor, wharf, east beach and more!

State Street retail district in downtown Santa Barbara, CA.

Santa Barbara State Street

In the heart of downtown

There are hip cafes, al fresco eateries, and airy wine bars line tree-shaded streets, while small vendors sell noodles, pizza, and gelato at Santa Barbara Public Market. The retail district has transformed into an expansive 10-block pedestrian walkway between Sola and Gutierrez Streets

Solvang and wine tasting near Santa Barbara, CA.

Solvang and wine tasting

Danish-style architecture and many wineries

Solvang, a quick 45-minute drive from Santa Barbara, is a truly unique village rife with activities, seasonal festivals, wine-tasting rooms and delectable dining. you can walk through charming downtown and sample local wines from more than 20 wine tasting rooms.

Destination Sitters' babysitter in uniform showing ID Card.

Hotel Babysitting Service

Professional fully screened childcare

Let us help you get some time off! Our professional childcare providers are here to ensure your little ones are safe, always engaged, and well cared for! We come to your destination, whether at it’s your hotel, vacation rental, or Airbnb!

Destination Sitters Babysitting Reviews

I want to thank you for the chance to have an adult evening out on our trip. Rebecca was wonderful! A lot of people can be overwhelmed by our triplet boys- but she seemed comfortable right away. And our boys were at ease with her immediately as well. They all had a good night! You are lucky to have Rebecca. Please give her our kindest regards.

Sherri Simonetti

What a great resource Destination Sitters’ provides, for parents like me who want the peace of mind of leaving the kids with a safe and responsible young adult, who is also so much fun that the kids are happy to go with them. It gave me a few hours to enjoy the La Costa resort in ways that I couldn’t do with the kids. They said their sitter was “awesome.” I felt confidence to leave them with him, and I got the rejuvenation I wanted from a few hours at the spa! I will definitely be calling you again!

Sharon Josepho

Love the ease of making the reservation. Simple, straight-forward price where it is only an hourly fee. No extra or “hidden” additional costs. Greatly appreciate Yvonne making the reservation with the same sitter (Lauren) for the day where Lauren came in the morning for 4 hours then return to the hotel in the evening for another 4 hours. This really helped my 2year old adjust easily with Lauren. Just wanted to add that Lauren Crites is fantastic! My 2-year old can have stranger anxiety where if I’m not there, she would not want to stay with a sitter. Let me just say, my daughter immediately adjusted with Lauren. There were no tears. I was able to easily leave her in the hands of Lauren without any worry. Lauren is very calm, flexible, easy-going, extremely attentive to my 2 year-old and would even interact/play with my 5year old (he didn’t feel left out) while at Camp Pelican. Thank you for making our visit enjoyable. Now I have a reason to return to the area again!

Julie Chen

Libbie was absolutely amazing with my son. He had such a great time, and I felt so comfortable leaving him with her.

Zena Gardner

I loved the initial customer service. Alex made sure to find the right sitter for our six-month-old twins. Maria was excellent. Our babies were fed, changed, and completely asleep when we returned. She also updated us with texts.

Jennifer Davis

Wow. I would do anything to have a sitter like Martha at home. She was beyond qualified, the kids absolutely loved her (which made it easy for us to be away, knowing they were so happy). She was kind and gentle and so loving to the kids. And so knowledgeable. It was such a comfort having her there!

Cathy Pandila

The convenience of booking and paying with a credit card (I don’t like carrying a lot of cash on vacation), the sitter did a great job with our son and he had a wonderful time and was talking about the fun he had for days.

Alan Lynn

Extremely friendly and efficient service through the booking process.
Gabby was great – my daughter had a great time with her and was great
to have peace of mind while travelling in another country. Thank you :)

Amie Shaw
destination-sitter

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