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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

Finest and Best Craft Cocktails in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has top-rated bartenders crafting some fantastic cocktails. And this list has got you covered if you’re looking for the best cocktails in downtown Santa Barbara. Take your pick from homemade blends, the finest gin-fueled martinis, boozy punch, strong Tequila drinks, spiked slushies, and other artist-inspired sips. This is everything you need to know…

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March 15, 2021

Plan A Foodie Road Trip Along The California Coastline

Road trippin’ is THE way to get around these days while we all navigate safe traveling and anxiously await international borders to reopen. However, it can be a challenge to find good eats when you’re on the road and sometimes tough to find places that are still open or navigate the specifics like seating, takeout…

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March 9, 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

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