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23 Ways to Achieve Wellness in 2023

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…

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7 Unique Date Night Ideas in Santa Barbara

Planning a date night to impress your significant other can be tricky, especially if you’ve already crossed many of the stereotypical date night activities off your list. But have no fear, with so many things to do in this multifaceted city, a…

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Top 16 Pet-Friendly Hotels in Santa Barbara

Bidding your beloved pet a temporary farewell when you leave for vacation is arguably the only downside to taking an overnight trip. Santa Barbara prides itself in being a pet-friendly destination with plenty of outdoor activities for you to enjoy…

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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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17 Affordable Hotels in Santa Barbara

With the Santa Barbara South Coast being the beautiful and alluring destination that it is, many assume that it also comes with a hefty price tag. And while this dazzling coastal oasis can offer luxury experiences, there are plenty of ways to…

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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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Top 11 Activities For Kids with Disabilities

Santa Barbara is a family-friendly destination in every sense. Not only do our attractions appeal to all ages and a wide variety of interests, several of our attractions also offer accessible experiences for children with disabilities. From the…

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6 Unique Mindfulness Activities

Meditation and mindfulness are all about being grounded in the present moment, which also happens to be a wonderful side benefit of travel. If you’re looking for ways to enhance your wellbeing when visiting us here in Santa Barbara, we invite you…

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7+ Artisan Marketplaces

One of the best ways to support local communities when traveling is to shop small and buy local. You can take that thoughtful act a step further when you buy directly from the local artists, craftspeople, and makers. In Santa Barbara, there are…

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Honeymoon in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is synonymous with romance, making The American Riviera® a standout year-round honeymoon destination. Immediately upon arrival, your senses will naturally be heightened by the tantalizing combination of sights, sounds, and flavors. A…

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Exploring Santa Barbara as a Wedding Guest

When your friends and relatives choose Santa Barbara as their wedding destination, an extra “thank you” is in order. That’s because Santa Barbara is a world-renowned vacation destination and an all-around spectacular place to spend a few…

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Bachelorette & Bachelor Party Ideas

We’ve got a knack for helping people celebrate, and that’s why many soon-to-be-weds choose to host their bachelorette and bachelor parties in Santa Barbara. Whether you’re getting married on The American Riviera® and taking advantage of the…

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Wellness Shops in Santa Barbara

There’s never been greater awareness and need to optimize our wellness and invest in self-care. Here in The American Riviera®, we are all for it. Santa Barbara’s soothing essence has long attracted health and wellness gurus and those in pursuit…

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Spas to Soothe Your Soul

When visiting Santa Barbara, spa-going is back on the menu and the timing couldn’t be more ideal. Amidst the noise of everyday life, we could all use a bit of pampering and serenity. Not only are Santa Barbara South Coast spas going above and…

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Clean & Safe Certified

Hotels throughout Santa Barbara are open and eager to welcome you back to our beautiful city as soon as you’re ready to visit. To address guests’ health and safety concerns, many of our local hotels and inns have secured a new Clean & Safe…

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Montecito Fit for Royalty

The royals have officially landed! The Santa Barbara South Coast, Montecito specifically, was crowned the location of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new home. Joining the ranks of Hollywood royalty who call Santa Barbara home (or second home),…

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Guide to Shopping in Summerland

Summerland is a favorite staycation destination for Santa Barbara locals because, as the name suggests, spending a day in Summerland feels like a getaway—even if it’s just a few minutes from town. A big part of the appeal is the plethora of…

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The Santa Barbara Scenic Drive

The breathtaking and must-see sights of Santa Barbara are beautifully captured in a designated driving tour that covers 25 miles. Fittingly named, The Santa Barbara Scenic Drive, this tour takes approximately one hour to follow without stopping.…

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Private Santa Barbara Experiences

There are indulgences, and then there are private experiences, tailor-made just for you. If there’s ever been a more perfect time to treat yourself to a private tour, class, or adventure, this is it! From outdoor excursions and memorable meals to…

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How to Be a Healthy Traveler

We’ve missed you and are thrilled to welcome you back! However, things are going to be a bit different while we continue to protect each other from coronavirus. When it comes to your health and safety, we want to ensure that your expectations are…

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Father’s Day in Santa Barbara

Show the special father figure in your life just how much you love and appreciate him this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19. Whether he’s a zythophile (beer lover), oenophile (wine lover), loves to fire up the barbecue grill or relax on the golf…

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