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Things To Do in Santa Barbara

Imagine London, Sydney or Buenos Aires - great food, great shopping, great culture. Now shrink it to about 20 square miles. Delete traffic and noisy, crowded streets. Keep the pedestrian-friendly, easy-to-get-around part plus the great architecture. Add wine. Now surround it with beautiful mountains, rolling valleys and miles of beautiful beach. Don't forget beautiful hotels and outstanding restaurants! Welcome to the American Riviera®.

Whatever your passion, there's always something to do in Santa Barbara, which combines big city culture with backwoods outdoor adventures, all set off by a culinary tradition that puts its name and flavors on the lips of food and wine critics across the country.

Love the outdoors? Ride horses, wind or waves! Patron of the arts? Explore our galleries and year-round arts events. Shopping? FoodWineWellness? Family fun? It's all here, to explore on your own or with guided tours, served up in a laid-back elegance that's distinctively Santa Barbara.

If you’re not sure where to start, take a look at our lively calendar of events for inspiration, or consider visiting during one of Santa Barbara’s signature festivals and events!

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Culture 101: Come Find What Inspires You
In Santa Barbara, culture is more than something you see. It’s something you feel. It’s a canvas of over 101 experiences. Come find what inspires you.

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Island Tours

Kayak, Snorkel and Explore the National Park. Book Now!

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SB Comedy Fest

Santa Barbara LOL Comedy Festival 6 Days of Comedy Sept 2-7

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Food Tours

Food and drink tastings, photo tips, and fun. Book now!

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FlySBA.com

Santa Barbara Airport - 1 Stop to Everywhere!

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Lemon Tree Inn

Tropical Courtyard, Poolside rooms, Crocodile Restaurant&Bar

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The Goodland

The newest hotel in SB. Book our Grand Opening and save 10%


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Featured Events

Carpinteria First Friday...
9.5.2014
Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday
Spend the first...More
1st Thursday
9.4.2014
Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
1st Thursday is an...More
Funk Zone Second Saturda...
9.13.2014
Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday
Various...More
Studio Sundays on the Fr...
9.14.2014 - 5.10.2015
Recurring monthly on the 2nd Sunday
Visitors of all ages...More
2nd Fridays Art @ Santa ...
9.12.2014
Recurring monthly on the 2nd Friday
Every 2nd Friday,...More
Nite Moves
8.27.2014 - 8.27.2014
Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Every Wednesday...More
Ladies Tasting
9.21.2014
Recurring monthly on the 21st
The last Monday of...More
Las Pinturas de la Fiest...
8.22.2014 - 8.31.2014
Special exhibit works include folklorico...More
Santa Barbara Harbor Kay...
8.22.2014
Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
A relaxing day...More
Sea Cave Kayaking
8.22.2014
Recurring daily
If this is your first time kayaking Channel...More
Wine Country Bike Tour
8.22.2014
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
This trip takes us...More
¡LOTERÍA! Mexico’s Game ...
8.22.2014 - 9.27.2014
Recurring daily
Exhibit examines the history of lotería in...More
MUNI Muvies
8.28.2014 - 9.18.2014
Guess what time it...More
Funk Zone Tasting Pass
8.22.2014 - 8.24.2014
Recurring daily
The Funk Zone Tasting Pass gives you the...More
Mbuti: Children of the F...
8.22.2014 - 9.15.2014
This photographic exhibition and accompanying...More
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