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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

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines & Response

As always, the safety of our guests and our staff is our primary concern. In agreement with the Santa Barbara County Health Department and in following the directives placed forth by the CDC, Eat This, Shoot That! will implement the following practices to mitigate the possibility of COVID–19 exposure to guests and employees. You can expect the following increased safety precautions from our staff: All working staff have undergone additional COVID-19 training to address increased sanitation practices and the implementation of social distancing as well as other changes to company policies. All staff will be pre-screening themselves prior to arriving to lead tours, each and every time until regulations or mandates from the City of Santa Barbara change. Any employee who exhibits COVID symptoms, has a high temperature or answers an affirmative to our health screen questions that show cause…

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July 8, 2020

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

Santa Barbara’s Best of Taco Trail

There’s certainly no shortage of places to score tacos around Santa Barbara, but only a few stand out among the many. Our rule of thumb: when the line is out the door it must be worth the wait. Not only do these hot spots have lines that snake around street corners, they all boast unique…

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August 23, 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

Santa Barbara Restaurant Guide

The first thing we ask ourselves when we’re traveling is: Where should we eat? Of course, we’ve got our SB favorites that we visit on our food tour, but even we switch things up every now and then! Whether you’re rolling into town first thing in the morning or arriving just in time for a…

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October 28, 2018

Best of Brunch Guide – Santa Barbara Edition

You asked and we answered with our new Best of Brunch Guide. We’ve got the inside scoop on all the best places to eat (and drink!) in Santa Barbara in the morning hours. Whether you’re looking for fancy feasts or simple eats, our crew put together what we think is a scrumptious list to help…

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August 23, 2018