El Capitan Canyon

Cabin, campground in Santa Barbara County

Inland from El Capitán State Beach, this ‘glamping’ resort is for those who hate to wake up with dirt under their nails. No cars are allowed up-canyon during peak season, making this woodsy resort more peaceful. Safari tents are rustic and share bathrooms, while creek-side cabins are more deluxe, some with kitchenette; all have an outdoor fire pit.

Borrow a bicycle to head to the beach, or schedule a massage. The property is about 20 miles west of Santa Barbara, off Hwy 101.