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Visit Santa Barbara assists hundreds of journalists each year. We’re committed to providing quick and accurate information, photography and videos for editorial use, support for media visits and referrals to industry experts.

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Press Releases

September 9, 2016

What’s New in Santa Barbara: Fall 2016

Festivals celebrating food, libations and the arts; new restaurants; a sparkling wine map and more

When fall arrives on the Santa Barbara South Coast, thoughts turn to harvest time and festive gatherings with family and friends. Grapes have ripened and are ready for plucking, and the abundance is celebrated with food- and libation-centric festivals. With a recent flurry of restaurant, eatery and taproom openings in the region, there’s plenty to feast on. Read on for more about the newest hot spots, as well as tours, a bike tourism website, sparkling wine map, arts festivals and more. Located just 92 miles north of Los Angeles, dreamy Santa Barbara is easy to get to — and difficult to leave, as visitors soon find they’ll need more than a day to experience everything the region has to offer.

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