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To be perfectly honest, you could be snatched out of your home or office without warning, dropped into Santa Barbara and within minutes be relaxing over a delectable lunch, leaning into the rounded bouquet of a great pinot noir, strolling through sunny shopping paseos - basically, having a vacation you might spend weeks planning anywhere else.

But this isn't anywhere else. This is The American Riviera®, where you don't have to search out enjoyment because it surrounds you on every side. Still, if you're the type who likes to plan ahead - even if you're in Santa Barbara now and want to know more - we've pulled together a handful of resources to help you out.

Start your planning by getting social! Our social media platforms are a great place to start, or join, the Santa Barbara conversation. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Check in on foursquare for great lists and tips. Peruse Santa Barbara on Pinterest or post your own pics on Flickr or Instagram. And if you’re a foodie, don’t miss great guides on Foodspotting!

Notes on getting around, like the #22 bus, which zips you right to the Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Mission and more. Maps for the Urban Wine Trail or Red Tile Walking tour. Links to our Visitors Magazine, handy e-newsletters and information on Santa Barbara's weather so you know how to dress - it's all here at your fingertips, so you can spend less time planning and more time enjoying.

If you like to plan on the go or simply be on the go as soon as you set foot in Santa Barbara, make sure to visit the official Santa Barbara mobile website. You’ll find information and images that will inspire your next visit, all at your fingertips. Once you’re here, use the mobile site as your guide to places to stay, restaurants and activities near you or Must See Santa Barbara!

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Endless Summer

Come Rejuvenate Beachside at the Fess Parker Resort

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Food Tours

Taste the best SB food & drink and learn food photo secrets!

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Island Tours

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

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FlySBA.com

Santa Barbara Airport - 1 Stop to Everywhere!

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Lemon Tree Inn

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

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