Santa Barbara Lifestyle

From the golden hills that cascade into the Pacific, to the incredible climate, easily accessible recreation, amazing food and wine scene, and an ingrained beach vibe, the Santa Barbara way of life stands alone. Dive in and embrace all things SB while you’re here with these Santa Barbara lifestyle itineraries that help show you how.

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Guide to Nightlife in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, a city renowned for its stunning coastline and Spanish-style architecture, also boasts a vibrant and diverse nightlife that caters to every taste. Whether you’re in the mood for a relaxed evening at the theater or a night out exploring local cocktail lounges, bars and nightclubs, each of these venues offer a unique glimpse into the city’s eclectic social scene.

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Historic Hotels in Santa Barbara

Unveil the captivating history of some of Santa Barbara’s most iconic and storied hotels, where the allure of this coastal city has beckoned travelers for generations. In the aftermath of the 1925 earthquake, many of Santa Barbara’s historic hotels were reborn, each with its unique story of resilience and revival.

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24 Ways to Achieve Wellness in 2024

With each new year comes new ambitions. For many, this involves traveling to unfamiliar (or familiar) places, embracing ways to lead a holistic lifestyle and even trying out new hobbies. That’s where Santa Barbara comes in. In our coastal paradise, you can do all three.

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7 Unique Date Nights in Santa Barbara

We’ve done the work for you in crafting some of the most creative date night experiences Santa Barbara has to offer. On your next vacation to The American Riviera®, we implore you to embark on one of these things to do in Santa Barbara for couples—whichever fits you and your partners’ personalities best.

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Antique, Vintage and Secondhand Stores in Santa Barbara

With plenty of great shopping also comes excellent thrifting, antiquing and vintage shopping in Santa Barbara. Whether you’re searching for a secondhand item to make your home look a little more timeless, add to your vintage jean collection or find the perfect, personalized souvenir, look no further than this roundup of businesses, each more multifaceted than the next. Dig into what The American Riviera’s secondhand scene has to offer.

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Five Fun Things to Do in Goleta

The seaside town of Goleta, located approximately nine miles north of Santa Barbara, is home to much more than the University of California, Santa Barbara. Known agriculturally for its avocado and lemon tree farming, this slice of the Santa Barbara…

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Top 10 Activities for Seniors in Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara lifestyle and ease of getting around make The American Riviera® a very attractive destination for active seniors. From the pedestrian-friendly downtown and waterfront neighborhoods to the compelling variety of guided tours and attractions available, Santa Barbara’s great outdoors, quality cuisine and cultural arts are top draws for visiting seniors. Here’s a guide to the top 10 activities for visitors 65+, as well as some helpful information and resources for senior travelers.

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