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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......

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......

Zoo-a-Palooza at the Santa Barbara Zoo If you’re in Santa Barbara with the kids this June, you’re in luck! On June 14, the Santa Barbara Zoo kicks off its first annual Zoo-a-Palooza. From 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., your little ones can enjoy science experiments,......

Family-Friendly Activities in Santa Barbara With summer just around the corner, we’re sure the kids (and you) can’t wait to get outside, soak up some sunshine and explore! And in Santa Barbara, there’s plenty of family-friendly activities at your disposal. Looking for inspiration? Visit the......

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour This March get down with The Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour as it stops at UCSB this Apr 8 at 8 p.m. for a rockin’ blues concert. Get a taste of the upcoming Monterey Jazz Festival with select artists and......

The Joffrey Ballet Returns to Santa Barbara Appreciate the finer things in life with a visit to Santa Barbara this March to witness a performance from the Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet. The group will perform in Santa Barbara’s Granada Theatre Mar 5 & 6 for two......

Where to Eat on a Budget in Santa Barbara The typical American eats out an average of four to five times a week. If you’re on par with this statistic, why not look for some cheaper options? Below are some great Santa Barbara restaurants to......

Kick off the new year by visiting the Lobero Theatre for a performance by The American Crossroads Trio! This show will take place on Jan 15, at 8 p.m. Get ready to sit back, relax and enjoy a night in the oldest theater in California.......