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Whether you choose to take a historical vacation or just enjoy the warm weather and laid back attitude of southern California, Santa Barbara is the right place for a relaxing trip. The beautiful coastal city has a long and cherished tradition of settlement, with documented history dating back more than 13,000 years. Santa Barbara is home to many beautiful landmarks, each of which tells a story and provides unique photo and tourism opportunities.

In addition to its history, Santa Barbara is also known for its performing arts scene, boasting numerous performance venues, including the Granada Theater and the Santa Barbara Bowl. These spaces often host classical and symphony concerts as well as theater. The town is also home to countless other tourist attractions, including several museums and approximately 14 parks just within the city limits.

Other highlights throughout Santa Barbara include El Paeso Shopping Mall, which was the first shopping center in California, and De La Guerra Plaza. Travelers looking for a stop that's out of the ordinary should visit Santa Barbara's Moreton Bay Fig Tree, an 80-foot tall tree that provides more shade than almost any other tree in North America.

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Condor Cruises - the Condor Express     - Activity
Condor Cruises - the Condor Express   
Featured Business
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: (61 reviews)
301 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, California 93109
888-77WHALE www.condorexpress.com
Welcome aboard the Condor Express! Southern California's premier whale watching and party boat experience. Located in beautiful Santa Barbara, we offer the most comfortable, advanced vessel on the West Coast. Our crew has over 30 years of experience, and your comfort and enjoyment are our number one priority! Experienced naturalists will enhance your trip with information on the wildlife, the Channel Islands, and more.  All our whale watching adventures are guaranteed.
Telegraph Brewing Company - Attraction
Telegraph Brewing Company
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416 N. Salsipuedes St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103
805-963-5018 TelegraphBrewing.com
Telegraph Brewing Company is Santa Barbara’s premier microbrewery. Their small team of brewers handcrafts unique American and Belgian-inspired beers that embrace the heritage of California's early brewing pioneers, using as many locally grown ingredients as possible. Telegraph's award-winning beers are imbued with a spirit of invention and creativity, but always with a nod toward history, and embody the company’s philosophy that a local brewery should reflect the culinary and agricultural tr... read more
The Savoy - Entertainment
The Savoy
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: (1 reviews)
409 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 957-4111 thesavoysb.com
The Savoy nightclub, originally build in 1889 as a hotel, is a venue rich in history, with deep roots in the local arts community. They feature everything from an extensive hand-crafted cocktail menu, to live dance, aerial, cirque and musical performances. As they say, “The Savoy is an experience that ignites the senses.”
Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival - Event
Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival
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132-A Harbor Way Santa Barbara, CA 93109
805-897-1962 harborfestival.org
The Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival takes place on the second Saturday of October each year in the Santa Barbara Harbor. The harbor is home to 1100 boats, and the harbor’s fisherman bring in a combination of sea bass, swordfish, sea urchins, shark, crab and lobsters on any given day. The annual event draws thousands of people who come to enjoy succulent seafood dishes and take part in the seafood celebration.
The Brewhouse - Restaurant
The Brewhouse
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: (189 reviews)
229 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-884-4664 brewhousesb.com
The Brewhouse is a brewery/restaurant where the beers are handcrafted on site. Unlike at many restaurants, beers served here have never traveled more than a few feet from where they originated! The Brewhouse serves quality comfort food along with their homemade brews, features some great happy hour specials (4-6pm daily), and even has a “brew-dog menu” for four-legged friends.
FLOAT Luxury Spa - Other
FLOAT Luxury Spa
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: (8 reviews)
18 E Canon Perdido St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-845-7777 FloatLuxurySpa.com
FLOAT Luxury Spa is Santa Barbara’s premier day spa. Specializing in massages, facials, body treatments and waxing, our gorgeous coastal-modern designed Santa Barbara spa will engage the senses, calm the mind and inspire renewal. Come enjoy all the facilities, from our beautifully appointed locker rooms, to the Sky Room or the private garden with reflecting pool and fountains. Stay with us until you feel so light, you could FLOAT…..