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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!

Featured Partner

Film Feast: Feb. 3 - Feb. 13, 2016
We invite you to take a bite of dramatic dining, treat your taste buds to adventurous libations, and toast to the last 30 years of filmmaking during the SBIFF. Linger longer with scene-stealing lodging deals!

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Hotel Milo

Beachfront with complimentary WiFi & 2 wine tasting tickets

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Adventure Calls

Start your year right with adventures like Sea Cave Kayaking

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Renew, Revive

Celebrate 2016 - Treat Yourself to Romance on the Riviera

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Film Feast 2016

Sip, savor and stay during Film Feast in Santa Barbara!


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Featured Events

2nd Fridays Art @ Santa ...
2.12.2016
Recurring monthly on the 2nd Friday
Every 2nd Friday,...More
Ladies Tasting
2.21.2016
Recurring monthly on the 21st
The last Monday of...More
Wine Country Bike Tour
2.11.2016
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
This trip takes us...More
1st Thursday Art Crawl
3.3.2016
Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
The Santa Barbara...More
Cachuma Lake Nature Walk
2.13.2016
Recurring weekly on Saturday
Santa Barbara...More
Tasty Cupcake and Wine t...
2.13.2016
Recurring weekly on Saturday
If you like tasty...More
Santa Barbara Comedy Hid...
2.11.2016
Recurring weekly on Thursday
Comedy Hideaway,...More
5K Gobble Gobble Run
11.23.2016 - 11.23.2018
Recurring every November 23rd
The 5K Gobble...More
Market Forays - Cooking ...
2.13.2016
Recurring weekly on Saturday
Shop for seasonal...More
1st Thursday
3.3.2016
Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
1st Thursday is an...More
Dannsair- Traditional Ir...
2.11.2016
Traditional Irish...More
Blur the Line - Live Mus...
2.11.2016
Recurring weekly on Thursday
Live music at the...More
Public Star Party
2.19.2016 - 4.19.2019
Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday
See the wonders of...More
Santa Barbara Tasting To...
2.13.2016
Recurring weekly on Saturday
The Taste of Santa...More
Cupcake Funkday at Corks...
2.14.2016
Recurring weekly on Sunday
Alison Riede, ...More
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