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Attainable Luxuries to Upgrade Your Trip

May 09, 2023

10 Ways to Experience The American Riviera Lifestyle On a Budget

A resort destination dating back to the 1800s, Santa Barbara has long been known as “The American Riviera” because of its aesthetic similarities to the European Riviera and comparable Mediterranean sensibilities. Over the decades, the Santa Barbara community has cultivated a natural sense of sophistication and effortless elegance that still appeals to the jet set. Yet, today our laid-back paradise is very much accessible to visitors spanning the full spectrum of travel budget ranges. Following are 10 ways savvy travelers can enhance their Santa Barbara itineraries with luxuries large and small when visiting our coastal paradise.
The santa barbara beach guide

May 05, 2023

The Santa Barbara Beach Guide

No trip to Santa Barbara is complete without a visit to a sandy stretch of our gorgeous coastline. Just for our guest, we’ve set out to build a comprehensive and inspiring list of our favorite beaches. Leave us a comment below and let us know what your favorite beach in Santa Barbara is and why! Best Beach
A Guide to Live Music in Santa Barbara

Apr 28, 2023

A Guide to Live Music in Santa Barbara

Summer isn’t the only season when the sound of music emanates from Santa Barbara’s parks, outdoor amphitheaters and concert halls. Music-lovers can tap into our performing arts scene all year round. For a city of its modest size, Santa Barbara is fortunate to attract a line-up of the world’s top musical talent who run the
Experience santa barbara car-free & save

Apr 17, 2023

Experience Santa Barbara Car-free & Save

One of the things our guests love most about Santa Barbara is how easy it is to get around without a car. Now, that’s not to say everyone arrives without a car! But, whether you arrive via train, plane or automobile, once you check in, so much is accessible on foot. Add public transportation, ride
Winter outdoor activity guide, Santa Barbara, CA

Nov 02, 2022

Winter Outdoor Activity Guide

One of the most appealing attributes of Santa Barbara is its moderate year-round climate. Winter is a spectacular season to visit given the abundance of warm, sunny days and refreshingly crisp evenings. If we’re lucky, we’ll even get the occasional rainy day, which locals love for the change in mood and an excuse to get
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