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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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Bike Rental Santa Barbara!
We carry a full selection of the best quality rental bikes in town; Beach Cruisers, Hybrids, Road Bikes, Mountain Bike, and Electric Bikes.

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Island Tours

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

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Bacara Resort

Enjoy $150 credit at Santa Barbara’s only oceanfront resort

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Endless Summer

Come Rejuvenate Beachside at the Fess Parker Resort

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Lemon Tree Inn

Let Lemon Tree in Santa Barbara be a highlight of your trip!


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Featured Events

1st Thursday
1.1.2015
Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
1st Thursday is an...More
2nd Fridays Art @ Santa ...
1.9.2015
Recurring monthly on the 2nd Friday
Every 2nd Friday,...More
Ladies Tasting
1.21.2015
Recurring monthly on the 21st
The last Monday of...More
Sea Cave Kayaking
12.22.2014
Recurring daily
If this is your first time kayaking Channel...More
Wine Country Bike Tour
12.25.2014
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
This trip takes us...More
Sunday Winyl
12.28.2014
Recurring weekly on Sunday
Sunday Winyl, in...More
Paul Gillis & Maura Bend...
12.23.2014
Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Paul Gillis uses...More
Santa Barbara Comedy Hid...
12.26.2014
Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Comedy Hideaway,...More
Market Forays - Cooking ...
12.27.2014
Recurring weekly on Saturday
Shop for seasonal...More
Tasty Cupcake and Wine t...
12.27.2014
Recurring weekly on Saturday
If you like tasty...More
Contemporary/Modern: Sel...
12.22.2014 - 1.4.2015
Recurring daily
 Works in the exhibition date from 1958 to...More
Backroad Santa Ynez Wine...
12.22.2014
Recurring daily
Join our award winning wine tour to see and...More
Kayak the American Rivie...
12.23.2014
Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
See the American...More
Wine Tasting with the Wi...
12.22.2014 - 1.31.2015
Recurring daily
One Pass--One Price--15 Wineries! For just $40,...More
Saintly and Spirited: Ar...
12.22.2014 - 1.24.2015
Recurring daily
Casa Dolores is pleased to present the new...More
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