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Unlock the Unexpected in Santa Barbara

Grab a friend, a family member or your better half and combine activities that get everyone comfortable outside of their comfort zone, making deeper connections and unforgettable memories along the way.

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Best Things To Do in Santa Barbara on a Rainy Day

Rain in the forecast? That’s no problem in Santa Barbara, where you’ll find a wealth of ways to have a great time indoors—from sampling local flavors at winery tasting rooms and cozying up at matinee-movie showings to playing with cats and treating yourself to a massage or salt-cave meditation.

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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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Top 6 Eco-Friendly Hotels in Santa Barbara

We invite you to go green during your next visit to The American Riviera® with this guide to Santa Barbara’s top eco-friendly hotels, ranging from beachfront accommodations to rugged-yet-elevated glamping in a canyon.

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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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Top 17 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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