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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

2019 Best Of Santa Barbara Voters Guide!

We’re very excited to announce that Eat This, Shoot That! has been nominated again as one of the best tours in Santa Barbara! The Santa Barbara Independent, our weekly newspaper, holds a Best Of Santa Barbara® Readers’ Poll every year and for the second year in a row, we have been nominated for the Best S.B. Tour Company!! While we are obviously very excited about our nomination, we need everyone to go out and vote for the final tally. There’s a catch though. In order for your vote to count, you have to vote in 20 categories. So, we decided to make you a cheat sheet so you can easily cast your vote for us and some of our favorite foodie spots in Santa Barbara. To get to the poll, you need to click on this link: https://www.independent.com/bestof2019. Voting…

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August 16, 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

Five Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Foodies!

Looking for just the right gift for all those foodies in your life? We’ve got a few suggestions that are sure to tickle their taste buds from top-shelf spices to food-inspired decor. Santa Barbara and Solvang have some of the best mom & pop shops featuring tasty treats and awesome gifts for all. Stay hungry…

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December 16, 2018

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

Where To Eat, Play, & Stay in Santa Barbara

Last summer we gave you our list of Top Five Things To Do In Santa Barbara, but that’s not all there is to do in our sunny city. Summertime in Santa Barbara has so much to offer it’s nearly impossible to do it all–even if you live here–but that’s no reason not to try! Below…

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June 18, 2018

Taste Your Way Through Santa Barbara’s Craft Brewery Trail

While we absolutely love Santa Barbara County wines, we know that some of you are more “beer people”. We’re looking at you, dude, who got dragged on our wine tour with your wife/girlfriend/main chick. Well, the time has come for us to show the rest of our imbibers how awesome the beers are in Santa…

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February 6, 2018

How To Winter In Santa Barbara

Winters sure are rough in our neck of the woods! Sunny 70 degree days. Perfect beach weather and peak surf. Stunning sunsets. And, of course, incredible foodie experiences around every corner! If you want our advice on things to do in Santa Barbara during the winter, take a look at the list below of upcoming…

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January 7, 2018

Summer Travel Tip: Visit Santa Barbara Or Los Angeles By Train

We’ve got a summer travel tip for you and it’s maybe the best kept secret in the Central Coast travel industry! If you’re not flying into the Santa Barbara airport on your next trip to paradise, then you’ll likely be hitting the road. We recommend skipping the traditional road trip in the car and riding…

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April 17, 2017

Santa Barbara Day Trip And Weekend Guide

Looking for a quick getaway? You’re in luck! Santa Barbara can fulfill all your vacation or wanderlust needs in just 24-48 hours. We’re known for our Mediterranean climate, beautiful beaches, exquisite wine, and drool-worthy food. But just because you’re visiting paradise doesn’t mean you have to spend your life savings to have all the fun…

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February 20, 2017

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