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This March 13-15, an international community of orchid growers and enthusiasts will converge at the Earl Warren Showgrounds for the 75th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show. Here are five things to expect at one of the top orchid shows in the world! There Will Be Lots of Exhibits...

Situated between a breathtaking mountain range and beautiful ocean, the coastal city of Santa Barbara is the perfect destination for a romantic weekend. Need help filling your itinerary? Keep reading for a few date ideas and a couples package available at Inn at East Beach. Plan Your Stay...

From countless interactive exhibits to ample learning opportunities, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center are the perfect places for families to visit while in Santa Barbara. Continue reading for all the details you need to know about each attraction and their...

Home to more than 500 animals, the Santa Barbara Zoo is a popular attraction, year-round, for visitors and locals alike. At the zoo, you’ll come across 146 different species, frequent entertaining events and lots of sustainable programs. Still unsure about visiting? Here’s five reason why...

As a coastal city surrounded by both water and mountain views, Santa Barbara is filled with chances for outdoor fun – including a variety of kayaking tours. From guided coastal and cave tours to self-guided kayaking adventures, there are plenty of opportunities and locations to...

This October, Santa Barbara has all sorts of spooky fun in store for visiting families, including plenty of opportunities for trick-or-treat! Take a look at our guide of family-friendly Halloween happenings in Santa Barbara this October.   Boo at the Santa Barbara Zoo The Santa Barbara Zoo’s...

From restaurants with patio seating to dog beaches and everything in between, there’s plenty of pet-friendly things to do and places to visit in Santa Barbara. The best part? Our hotel is ready to treat your family, furry members included, to a relaxing night’s stay...

What says summer romance better than a movie date under the stars? Expect just that (and more) when you visit an outdoor showing that’s part of the Santa Barbara Free Summer Cinema Series! Find details about upcoming movie showings, nearby restaurants and our couples hotel...

Is it time to treat your sweetheart to a romantic getaway, but not sure where to go or what to do? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Plan a romantic beach retreat to Santa Barbara that includes a trip to a secluded beach, day of...