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Fall festivals & more

Jul 25, 2019

Fall Festivals & More

Santa Barbara’s year round Mediterranean climate is perfect for hosting year round events. In fact Santa Barbara has events every weekend with over 400 events annually, and Fall boasts a fun line up of events. Harbor and Seafood Festival – The Santa Barbara Channel is one of the most biologically diverse bodies of water in
Your next great summer adventure

Jun 26, 2019

Your Next Great Summer Adventure

Add Santa Barbara to your summer bucket list. As the weather heats up, it’s time to cool down and take that getaway you’ve been dreaming about. Whether you are looking for a fast paced, activity-filled getaway or a place to rest, relax, and experience world class dining, Santa Barbara offers the best of both worlds.
Explore santa barbara’s ale trail

May 15, 2019

Explore Santa Barbara’s Ale Trail

Within the past few years, the craft brewery scene in Santa Barbara has exploded. Take a trip and sip along the ale trail to taste one-of-a-kind local brews while supporting the artisan producers who are putting their heart and soul into the craft. The Funk Zone Topa Topa is located inside The Waterline, a shared
Top 5 hiking trails in santa barbara

Apr 16, 2019

Top 5 Hiking Trails in Santa Barbara

Spring is here, and if the rolling green hills and seaside bluffs of the central coast are calling, we’re here to help you answer. Read below for our 5 favorite trails. #5: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Easy |1.3 Mile Loop If wildflower meadows, shady redwood groves, and easy walking paths is your style – then
Meet the team: chivaun clark

Apr 11, 2019

Meet the Team: Chivaun Clark

Chivaun Clark is officially known as the general manager at the Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn, but she is better known among our staff as our caretaker, confidant, mother figure, and friend. She has been a part of our team for a jaw dropping, 36 years, and has worked her way through various positions
Live oak cafe

Mar 06, 2019

Live Oak Cafe

Three Years ago, Live Oak Cafe opened on the property of the Best Western Plus Encina Inn and Suites and has since been a welcomed addition to both our hotel and the community at large. A trip to Live Oak Cafe is worth going out of your way for. Molly Holveck and Mark de la Cruz have
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