THE SANTA BARBARA AREA
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Consider yourself warned - Santa Barbara has wanderlust written all over it. Once you set foot in this fair city, you’ll want to come back again and again. Enjoy Santa Barbara’s year-round, Mediterranean-style weather on sandy beaches. Follow the bike path that parallels the ocean and stretches from one beach to the next. From foodie joints in The Funk Zone to historic streets in the Presidio to irresistible storefronts on State Street, explore Santa Barbara’s beautiful, eclectic neighborhoods and get ready to be wowed.
If you’re looking for an authentic, locals-only experience in Santa Barbara County a trip to Goleta, known as “The GoodLand”, is in order. Whether you’re in Goleta for business or pleasure, you’re sure to find something for everyone in Santa Barbara’s neighboring city. Goleta is located just minutes from the Santa Barbara Airport, Amtrak train station, or by car just off Highway 101. Goleta truly is The GoodLand with family friendly activities and locals-only haunts all within a 10-mile stretch of beautiful coastal and agricultural land.
No other town does luxury or exudes an effortlessly chic vibe like Montecito. Walk among the stars, live a life of leisure, and learn a few things about what makes the area so special with a getaway (or two) in this tucked-away seaside haven. While Montecito is home to schnazzy restaurants and shopping, its natural assets are the real stars of the show. Lace up your hiking boots and head outdoors to the hills of Montecito, where on a clear day you’ll find epic views.
If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, settle in for a relaxing stay in the seaside haven of Summerland. Get your surf culture and small-town fix in this darling two-exit town featuring local eateries, boutique shops, antiques galore, and beautiful outdoor excursions.
Carpinteria is a coastal community with small town charm valued by visitors and residents. Beautiful beaches including what has been rated as "The World's Safest Beach", breathtaking mountain views, and a diverse economy makes Carpinteria a great place to live or visit, and it's only a short drive from Santa Barbara.
SANTA YNEZ VALLEY
Beyond the South Coast, take a drive or train ride to the quaint towns in the Santa Ynez Valley, just north of Santa Barbara, where you’ll find incredible outdoor adventures, unique seasonal activities, local mom-and-pop stores and restaurants, and wine tasting in vineyards as far as the eye can see.
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