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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.
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
All in the family at Santa Barbara Hotel Group

Aug 30, 2022

All in the Family

Santa Barbara Hotel Collection loyalty spans generations From its inception, Santa Barbara Hotel Collection has been a family business at heart. Founders Pamela and David Webber bought their first hotel here in 1962 and raised their children Jeanette and Philip immersed in local hospitality. Today, Jeanette Webber remains at the helm of our four-property hotel
2022 santa barbara vacation ideas

Jan 26, 2022

2022 Santa Barbara Vacation Ideas

2022 Santa Barbara Vacation Ideas Make your travel dreams come true in the year ahead and treat yourself to the gift of transformative experiences A new year is upon us, offering an abundance of opportunities to create fresh memories and bring your travel dreams to fruition. From multi-generational family reunions and long overdue getaways with