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3622, 816 Cacique Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, USA
One of California’s coolest wine-growing areas, Santa Barbara County’s topography features a unique east-west orientation of its coastal mountains. Since the region’s valleys are opened directly onto the Pacific Ocean, fog and ocean breezes roll...
1221 State St #205, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
As LA's less edgy older brother, the Santa Barbara music scene sometimes feels dwarfed by its neighbors. SOhO, however, is its saving grace. This cosy, red brick club has hosted intimate shows with artists that seems too big for its tiny stage....
1208 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
The new darling of the Santa Barbara dining scene, Sama Sama is keeping State Street fresh. Started by two passionate twenty-somethings, Ryan and Tyler, this place has a vibrant, energetic atmosphere that is sometimes hard to find in Santa...
This weekly market is a nexus point for the Santa Barbara community. As much a social excursion as a shopping trip, you'll see locals exchange long hugs over bunches of kale and heirloom carrots. Santa Barbara has the perfect climate for growing...
622 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, USA
When I have food dreams it most often about the dream worthy food at la super rica. I hesitate to add to the already long lunch time line but after years of dining here I must say its my among my favorite restaurants if not the favorite. Three...
1253 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108, USA
Not only does this place make killer cappuccinos, their breakfast items including the baked goods are delicious and fresh! As a Santa Barbara native this is my favorite breakfast spot. There are a couple other Jeannine locations in SB but I prefer...
209 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
One of the most beautiful patios I've ever seen with fire-pits at the tables and twinkle lights in the trees. The food was absolutely delicious!! The lemon chicken is a must-have. Call ahead of time to make reservations for the patio.
1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, USA
Having a drink al fresco at the Four Seasons' Ty Lounge in Santa Barbara is a great way to end the day and toast this coastal city. Try the drink with Nolet’s gin, kumquat syrup and lemon juice in a St-Germain elderflower liqueur-rinsed coupe...
Cathedral Peak, California 93105, USA
A beautiful and challenging hike that leads to Cathedral Peak at 3,333 ft. The views are spectacular, even when the clouds are dense. Bring water and gloves for the hot rocks and stay on the trail....deviating is not recommended!
202 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
The Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail is a fun and convenient substitute for traditional wine tasting. Walk (or crawl) from one wine bar to the next, just minutes from Downtown Santa Barbara's State Street. First try Corks 'n Crowns, a comfortable...
2559 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA
I enjoy learning natural history and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is a fantastic museum. It doesn't look like much but a big house with a peaceful courtyard, but each room contains a large and expertly put together exhibit. I found...
101 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
Every Sunday from 10am until dusk, about 200 local Santa Barbara artisans line E. Cabrillo Blvd to sell their arts and crafts. These artists line up over a half mile right next to the beach, so not only can you shop- but you can stroll along the...
11 W Victoria St #10, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
Scarlett Begonia is a cute little restaurant located in the shopping district near State Street in Santa Barbara. Not only are the eggs fresh, but most of the ingredients are local, organic and the bread is home made. If you go here for breakfast,...
5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA
This tavern was built as a stagecoach stop in 1886 and is located in the mountains above Santa Barbara. In the evening, dining here is romantic but during the day, you can see the beautiful views driving over the San Marcos pass. On a clear day,...
Laguna St & E. Los Olivos Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, USA
This mission was built in 1786 and was the 10th mission to be built by the Spaniards in what is now known as the state of California. Across from this mission is the historic park which consists of a large rose garden, grist mill and portions of...
3315 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA
When a client of mine told me that these were the best macaroons she's had since leaving Paris, I had to go try them out. I've yet to go to France, but these are definitely the best macaroons I've eaten. They can be found at Renaud's in Santa...
1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, USA
My stay at the Four Seasons Biltmore was relaxing and refreshing and the service was impeccable. My husband and I had an evening escape from L.A. We got in late and enjoyed tapas and a glass of wine at the TY Lounge. It was bustling with couples...
9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
From the hands of executive chef Greg Murphy of Bouchon, comes this (see above). Tucked away on West Victoria Street in downtown Santa Barbara, Murphy and his crew are doing some wonderful things in the world of food. Local ingredients are staples...
Those that have stood within 5km of a Titan/Delta rocket launch -- you know the Air Force makes ground shake, rattle & the air hum. Though 1500 (or more) yrs before that, Shaman from the Chumash -- sourcing & consuming Solanaceae (nightshade) were...
2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA
The Santa Barbara Mission is by far my favorite mission in California. It's not hard to understand why the original missionaries choose this spot with its close proximity to the ocean, mountains, and canyons. Pack a picnic and hang out near the...
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