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Experience Santa Barbara

As residents know and visitors quickly discover, Santa Barbara has a magic unlike anywhere else on Earth, a unique feeling that's more than wine and arts, more than sunshine and the crisp air off the Pacific, more than amazing food and natural beauty.

Santa Barbara is all of these things wrapped into the richness of a big city with the feel of a small town, a unique way of life that's both sophisticated and simple, refined and relaxed, the culture of Europe meets the spirit of the West Coast in what can only be described as The American Riviera®.

Seeing is believing, and once you see what Santa Barbara's all about, you'll be hooked forever. Check out our photosvideos and podcasts to help you plan your visit, whatever your interests. Get the latest insider scoop on the Santa Barbara scene, from new restaurants and hotels, to events and special offers from our blog, the SB Post. Read about the myriad ways to make the most of your time in paradise with suggested itineraries, and start planning your own one-of-a-kind experience. 

Foodies sip and savor their way through Santa Barbara year-round, but particularly in October when Santa Barbara comes together for 31 days to celebrate cuisine, libations and culture during epicure.sb! Film buffs delve into our deep ties to cinema during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in late January and early February. Make the most of the Festival with Film Feast when Santa Barbara rolls out the red carpet with special tasting menus and all-star hotel packages. Visitors delight in our Spanish-influenced architecture and the diversity of our arts and culture, which we invite you to explore with Culture 101—over 101 arts and culture highlights, all just off of Highway 101. And those who would prefer to leave the car in park and explore Santa Barbara by foot, train, water taxi, trolley, bike, segway, pedicab (you get the idea) will want to learn more about family-friendly ways to travel to and in Santa Barbara car free.

But more than its attraction for any one interest, Santa Barbara creates the space and spirit to relax and explore, ever casual and always comfortable. Take a break for the ordinary, leave the world behind and open yourself to the singular emotional experience found only in The American Riviera®.

Featured Partner

Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend
Celebrate Santa Barbara’s best at Bacara Resort, including Apprentice Winemaker Kurt Russell, at this event benefiting The Julia Child Foundation. (photo: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University)

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Sunset Included

Enjoy the nightly show, just steps from your balcony!

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Island Tours

Kayak, snorkel and hike the National Park. Book Now!

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Canary Hotel

Save up to 15% at the only luxury boutique hotel in downtown

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On View at SBMA

Italian Masterpieces in Botticelli, Titian and Beyond

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The Goodland

The Ultimate So Cal Retreat with pool, spa, bar, and more

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Lemon Tree Inn

Poolside rooms, deluxe Suites and Crocodile Restaurant & Bar


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Featured Events

2nd Fridays Art @ Santa ...
4.10.2015
Recurring monthly on the 2nd Friday
Every 2nd Friday,...More
Ladies Tasting
4.21.2015
Recurring monthly on the 21st
The last Monday of...More
Wine Country Bike Tour
4.2.2015
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
This trip takes us...More
Paul Gillis & Maura Bend...
3.31.2015
Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Paul Gillis uses...More
Santa Barbara Comedy Hid...
4.3.2015
Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Comedy Hideaway,...More
Tasty Cupcake and Wine t...
4.4.2015
Recurring weekly on Saturday
If you like tasty...More
5K Gobble Gobble Run
11.23.2015 - 11.23.2018
Recurring every November 23rd
The 5K Gobble...More
Market Forays - Cooking ...
4.4.2015
Recurring weekly on Saturday
Shop for seasonal...More
1st Thursday
4.2.2015
Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
1st Thursday is an...More
Dannsair- Traditional Ir...
4.2.2015
Traditional Irish...More
Blur the Line - Live Mus...
4.2.2015
Recurring weekly on Thursday
Live music at the...More
Public Star Party
4.17.2015 - 4.19.2019
See the wonders of...More
UCSB Arts & Lectures: Gi...
3.31.2015 - 3.31.2015
One of the foremost violinists of our time, Gil...More
Margo Rey
4.1.2015 - 4.1.2015
Margo Rey is known for her diverse talents in...More
Family 1st Thursdays at ...
4.2.2015 - 4.2.2015
Bring the whole family and enjoy 1st Thursday...More
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