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Our Pick Of The Best Food & Drinks Around Santa Barbara & Solvang

It’s no secret that Santa Barbara is one of the most coveted foodie destinations with Michelin stars and Bib Gourmands galore. And we think it goes without saying that our team of local professional food lovers have got the inside scoop on where you should be eating during your next trip to the Central Coast….

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May 8, 2024

The Ultimate Guide To Boutique Shopping in Santa Barbara

How is it that every year holiday shopping sneaks up on us all? After all, it was only just summer and we were all enjoying the sunshine and our toes in the sand. Well…in Santa Barbara, we always enjoy our toes in the sand due to our dreamy Mediterranean climate. But that doesn’t change the…

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November 15, 2023

Summertime Sips in Santa Barbara & Solvang

Kick back, relax, and belly up to the bar for a refreshing sip at one of these places in Santa Barbara or Solvang this summer. Tiki Escapes If you’re looking to fully check out on your next visit to the Central Coast, look no further than Test Pilot in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone. This modern…

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June 25, 2021

Safe & Fun Holiday Activities in Santa Barbara & Solvang

This year’s holiday activities might look a little different, but that doesn’t take away from all of the jolly good fun to be had. So make your lists and check it twice, even if you’re naughty or nice! Keep reading to explore our list of things to do in Santa Barbara during this holiday season….

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December 4, 2020

2020 Fall Family Guide to Santa Barbara & Solvang

Looking for fun things to do in Santa Barbara or Solvang this fall with the family? We’ve got a few ideas that could fit the bill! As Santa Barbara County continues to safely reopen and has entered the next phase of reopening indoor operations, we couldn’t be more thrilled about all the fun things available…

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October 12, 2020

Fun Activities To Do With Kids In Santa Barbara

Family vacations are a great way for children to experience new places and explore the world. And, you’re in luck, because Santa Barbara is filled with kid-friendly attractions and is a great family vacation spot. Of course, the perfect day starts with kids playing at the sandy beach, and these recommendations are designed for youngsters and their parent that are seeking more hands-on exploration. Below are a few fantastic kiddo options to choose from. Santa Barbara Zoo Your kids will see all types of animals up close at this zoo. It’s the perfect daytime spot to view South African animals from giraffes and leopards to a lion and monkeys. Don’t forget all of the reptiles, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, birds and tons of mammals at the zoo! Be sure to get a ticket for a giraffe feeding and train ride that…

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November 11, 2019

Your Guide To Shopping The Best Farmers Markets In Santa Barbara County

When it comes to food, the farmers’ market delivers memorable culinary adventures and provides the high quality you deserve. The weekly markets are the perfect spots for those looking to learn, savor and explore the region’s abundant selection of organic agricultural products and appealing farm-fresh produce. The lively outdoor markets give visitors a chance to…

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November 11, 2019

Things To Do After Taking The Funk Zone Food Tour in Santa Barbara

One of the questions we are often asked after a food tour is “What else is there do to around here?” So, we put together a list of things to do that are within walking distance after you’ve eaten your way through the Funk Zone with us! Explore Stearns Wharf Stearns Wharf is arguably one…

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September 25, 2019

The Twelve Day Trips of Christmas

Mark your calendars, get ready to be filled with the holiday spirit, and witness the Christmas magic that surrounds Santa Barbara and Solvang during the holiday season! Some of these events or places to visit can be tackled in a day trip while others are just begging for a weekend stay along the Central Coast. We’ve laid these events out by date with some bonus or DIY ideas so you can choose your own adventure this winter!   Nov 27 – Rosewood Miramar Tree Lighting Kick off your holiday excursions with a visit to the area’s newest resort, the enchanting Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito. Enjoy a spectacular tree lighting ceremony complete with activities for the little ones, live choral music performed by the Santa Barbara Music Academy and a gorgeous seaside viewing of their 60 foot Christmas tree! The…

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September 24, 2019

Our 2019 Santa Barbara Must Do Summer List

No other city does summer like Santa Barbara! We’re already one of the best cities for year-round outdoor activities, but summertime is arguably THE most fun time to visit and explore the American Riviera. If you need help putting together some ideas, we’ve put together a Must Do List of our top 10 favorite things…

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June 30, 2019