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Epic Outdoor Fall Activities

This fall, epic outdoor activities await, whether you feel the need for speed, crave a fitness challenge or seek more mellow and restorative open-air experiences.

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Yoga Classes

Is it time to get your Om on? There are many places to hit the mat for travelers that want to keep up their yoga practice while visiting Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara yoga community warmly welcomes newcomers into their fold, whether you’re an…

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Four Stunning Waterfalls

Santa Barbara’s majestic wilderness areas abound with unexpected finds and hidden gems—including some wonderful waterfalls. So, lace up your sneakers—or hiking boots—and hit one of these invigorating trails.

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Outdoor Bound in Santa Barbara

Mother Nature wasn’t messing around when she made Santa Barbara an outdoor recreationalists’ paradise. Mountains? Check. Pacific coastline? Over 100 miles of it. Islands? Yes, we’ve got those too. The landscape list goes on and on. Even…

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5 Reasons to Kayak Painted Cave

The Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary is a natural wonderland and incredibly rich ecosystem located 20 miles offshore of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara Adventure Company leads an exclusive Painted Cave Kayak Day Trip—one of the only…

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9 Popular Bike Trails in Santa Barbara

Gorgeous ocean views, diverse terrain and a delightfully mild climate make Santa Barbara an ideal place for a bike ride. With bike trails to suit every experience level and ability, you’ll have no trouble finding the right path, whether it’s…

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The Adventurer

Santa Barbara is an epicenter of outdoor adventure and water sports. Between the diverse and dramatic landscapes and the mild climate that makes it possible to play outside anytime of year, it’s an epic place to get your adventure on—especially…

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Endless Summer in Santa Barbara

It doesn’t technically have to be summer to embrace the “Endless Summer” lifestyle in Santa Barbara—maybe that’s what inspired the late Bruce Brown, filmmaker of Endless Summer and Endless Summer II, to make The American Riviera® his…

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Guys’ Getaway to Goleta

The good land of Goleta is well suited to an action-packed guys’ getaway when the line-up calls for equal parts adventure, entertainment and refreshment.

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A Perfect Beach Day in Santa Barbara

The perfect sandy oasis is a quick bike ride away in Santa Barbara. In fact, Santa Barbara has pioneered the quintessential beach town with its vibrant setting, romantic shorelines and carefree atmosphere. Rent some wheels from BCycle Santa Barbara…

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5-Day Family Vacation

Looking for family fun? Use this itinerary to plan the perfect five-day family vacation in the city known as The America’s Riviera®.

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Kid Friendly: 3-Day Itinerary

Santa Barbara is a one-of-a-kind vacation destination, especially with the kiddos in tow. From interactive museums to endless beach days, there are countless ways to keep everyone, at every age, entertained. For families looking for the adventure of…

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A Dog’s Day in Santa Barbara

Vacations are better when all members of the family can go, even the four-legged ones. And for those in search of a destination that will welcome and entertain your canine companion with open paws, Santa Barbara is the perfect spot. From beaches, parks, and trails, to dog-friendly cafes and even wine tasting rooms, there are plenty of activities for you and your dog to enjoy together.

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10 Reasons Santa Barbara is for Outdoor Lovers

Tucked between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara features the best of both worlds when it comes to outdoor adventure. If you’re an outdoor lover, here are 10 ways that you can get the most out of Santa Barbara getaway.

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Best Hikes in Santa Barbara

When it comes to combining the mountains and the sea, it’s tough to think of a better place in the country for hiking than Santa Barbara. Tucked between the Pacific and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara creates a postcard-perfect backdrop for your next coastal retreat.

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