Explore Santa Barbara

Like A Local

One destination, eight unique neighborhoods

Whether you’re wine tasting your way through The Presidio Neighborhood, shopping the seaside havens of Summerland or grabbing an ice cold beer in Goleta, learn how best to explore Santa Barbara’s neighborhoods, like a local.

Home to eight electric and travel-worthy communities, learn from the experts themselves as they share the sights, sounds, and textures that make up each of Santa Barbara’s vibrant neighborhoods. Need a recommendation on where to grab the perfect cup of coffee? Erica Carter knows where to go. How about a place to purchase the fresh catch of the day? Paul Teall will tell you. There’s only one way to explore Santa Barbara, and that’s like a local.


The Presidio Neighborhood
Step back in time, sip fine wine, browse boutiques and savor good eats in The Presidio Neighborhood.
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The Funk Zone
Live it up in this independent-spirited, delicious, hip-and-happening arts enclave.
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Tap into the Good Land of citrus, hops, surf, sun and laid-back fun.
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Santa Barbara Waterfront
The perfect neighborhood for outdoor enthusiasts who appreciate quality seafood and getting into local maritime adventures.
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Downtown Santa Barbara
A vibrant walkable hub of shopping, dining, arts and culture with endless entertainment and photography possibilities.
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Follow our guide on what to do and where to eat and shop and you’ll be living your very best life like a true Montecito local.
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Use this neighborhood guide to plan a day in Summerland and find out for yourself what the good vibrations are all about.
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Haley Corridor
A flavorful, off the beaten path district that’s downtown adjacent and filled with homegrown brands that aren’t afraid to color outside the lines.
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