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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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Santa Barbara Beach Horseback Rides
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Summer Fun...

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Island Kayaking

Join a guided tour through breathtaking sea caves!

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Featured Events

2nd Fridays Art @ Santa ...
9.11.2015
Recurring monthly on the 2nd Friday
Every 2nd Friday,...More
Ladies Tasting
9.21.2015
Recurring monthly on the 21st
The last Monday of...More
Wine Country Bike Tour
9.3.2015
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
This trip takes us...More
1st Thursday Art Crawl
9.3.2015
Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
The Santa Barbara...More
Cachuma Lake Nature Walk
9.5.2015
Recurring weekly on Saturday
Santa Barbara...More
Tasty Cupcake and Wine t...
9.5.2015
Recurring weekly on Saturday
If you like tasty...More
Santa Barbara Comedy Hid...
9.3.2015
Recurring weekly on Thursday
Comedy Hideaway,...More
5K Gobble Gobble Run
11.23.2015 - 11.23.2018
Recurring every November 23rd
The 5K Gobble...More
Market Forays - Cooking ...
9.5.2015
Recurring weekly on Saturday
Shop for seasonal...More
1st Thursday
9.3.2015
Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
1st Thursday is an...More
Dannsair- Traditional Ir...
9.3.2015
Traditional Irish...More
Blur the Line - Live Mus...
9.3.2015
Recurring weekly on Thursday
Live music at the...More
Public Star Party
9.18.2015 - 4.19.2019
Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday
See the wonders of...More
Santa Barbara Tasting To...
9.5.2015
Recurring weekly on Saturday
The Taste of Santa...More
Half Price Fridays at Sa...
9.4.2015
Recurring weekly on Friday
Fridays after 5:00...More
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