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  1. 10 Reasons Why Santa Barbara is a Seriously Special Place for Outdoor Lovers

    Tucked between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara features beaches, bluffs, hiking trails, and bike routes that make it an outstanding place for outdoor adventure.

  2. 10 Reasons Why Santa Barbara is a Seriously Special Place for Outdoor Lovers

    Tucked between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara features beaches, bluffs, hiking trails, and bike routes that make it an outstanding place for outdoor adventure.

  3. The Perfect Five-Day Family Vacation in Santa Barbara

    Families visiting Santa Barbara will find plenty to do together—from relaxing on the beach to kid-friendly offerings both inside and out.

  4. A Foodie’s Guide to Exploring Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara is an outdoor-lovers paradise with a foodie culture that offers fine options for refueling before and after an adventure. If food is important to you, here are some of the best dining options in the city.

  5. Bars, Music, and More: A Local's Guide to Santa Barbara Nightlife

    When the sun goes down, Santa Barbara has something for everyone—including classic old-school bars, high-end California cuisine, and relaxing patios where you can sit back and enjoy the evening.

  6. 9 Local Businesses Doing Cool Things in Santa Barbara

    From creative retailers to a new science museum, Santa Barbara features a wide variety of businesses that make the city unique.

  7. How to Max Your Weekend in Santa Barbara

    Nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara offers a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy—all within 30 minutes of downtown. It’s the perfect weekend getaway for efficiently cramming in as many adventures as possible.

  8. The 5 Best Trail to Pub Pairings in Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara has both picturesque trails and a thriving wine and craft beer community. Here are five ways to combine them both for an outdoor adventure followed by some of the region's best drinks.

  9. The 8 Best Places to Camp Near Santa Barbara

    From beach camping to the Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara features a wide variety of options for those who want to sleep under the stars.

  10. How to Have the Perfect Wellness Weekend in Santa Barbara

    Treating yourself to two or three days focused on nutrition, fitness, outdoor time, and therapeutic healing in scenic Santa Barbara could be just what your mind and body need to reboot.

  11. Santa Barbara Surfing 101: Where to Find the Best Breaks

    Santa Barbara features world-class waves in a variety of forms on a relatively short stretch of coastline, making it a mecca where old pros, young guns, and total newbies can all get their kicks.

  12. 7 Toughest Outdoor Adventures in Santa Barbara

    Ultraruns, triathlons, and rock climbing are just some of the outdoor adventures available in Santa Barbara to put any athlete to the test.

  13. An Introduction to the Paddling Scene in Santa Barbara

    The coastal town of Santa Barbara, which has long drawn visitors for its beautiful beaches, Mediterranean-inspired architecture, and world-class wineries, is also one of the state’s top paddling destinations.

  14. Leave the Car Behind for an Adventurous Getaway to Santa Barbara

    All of the quintessential Santa Barbara experiences, from cruising along the beachside bike path to enjoying the region’s wineries and fine dining, are all entirely possible without a car.

  15. 10 Must-Do Adventures in the Santa Barbara Outdoors

    With towering mountains, deep canyons, thick forests, and pristine beaches, Santa Barbara is a haven for outdoor adventurers.

  16. Better Bring Your Camera: 10 Santa Barbara Hikes with Amazing Views

    When it comes to combining the mountains and the sea, it’s tough to think of a better place in the country for hiking than Santa Barbara, California. Here are ten scenic hikes that offer postcard-worthy views.

  17. A Guide to California's Cant-Miss Los Padres National Forest

    For those visiting Santa Barbara, the Los Padres National Forest is an unforgettable, adventure-filled side trip offering excellent hiking, camping, mountain biking, trail running, and rock climbing.

  18. What's the Best Beach for You in Santa Barbara?

    Santa Barbara has so many beautiful beaches to choose from, how do you decide which one suits you best? Here's a guide to finding the beach beach for you, whether you're interested in swimming, surfing, catching the sunset, entertaining, or just chilling.

  19. Everything You Need to Know About Traveling to Santa Barbara with Your Pet

    Vacations are better when all members of the family can go, even the four-legged ones. Here's all you need to know about bringing your pet along on a Santa Barbara vacation.

  20. How to Have the Perfect Trip to Channel Islands National Park (and Why You Should)

    The Channel Islands National Park, located just off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif., is filled with scenic beauty and an abundance of opportunities for adventure.

  21. The Best Mountain Bike Trails in Santa Barbara for Adrenaline Junkies

    Santa Barbara may be best known for its beaches, but mountain bikers have just as much reason to visit. Just outside of town, you can explore some incredible trails in the Santa Ynez Mountain range and the Los Padres National Forest.

  22. The 9 Most Scenic Spots to Catch a Sunset in Santa Barbara

    Whether you're in a boat, on the beach, or in the mountains, you'll find a wide variety of places to enjoy Santa Barbara's glorious sunsets.

  23. How to Experience Santa Barbara's Waterfront in Style

    Santa Barbara's famous waterfront offers palm trees, laid-back vibes—and just about anything you could want to enjoy the spectacular setting on the Pacific Ocean.

  24. How to Experience Santa Barbara's Waterfront in Style

    Santa Barbara's famous waterfront offers palm trees, laid-back vibes—and just about anything you could want to enjoy the spectacular setting on the Pacific Ocean.

  25. How to Experience Santa Barbara's Waterfront in Style

    Santa Barbara's famous waterfront offers palm trees, laid-back vibes—and just about anything you could want to enjoy the spectacular setting on the Pacific Ocean.

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