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Santa Barbara Restaurant Week - February 23 through March 4, 2018

November 16, 2017

We know how excited you get when you’re picking out where you want to dine for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Being in Santa Barbara, we have so many food choices, it’s easy to be a foodie here and feel satisfied. We are thrilled to bring you a dining experience like you’ve never had before.

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The 33rd Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival - January 31 through February 10, 2018

November 16, 2017

The 33rd festival will run from Wednesday, January 31st through Saturday, February 10th 2018. Festival events will be held throughout Santa Barbara, including the Arlington Theatre and the newly restored historic Riviera Theatre.

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7th Annual Winter Wine Classic - January 27, 2018

November 16, 2017

Santa Barbara, one of America’s most beautiful cities and the capital of Southern California’s wine country, will become the epicenter of the California wine world on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

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Santa Barbara Ranked As Happiest City

October 22, 2017

National Geographic has ranked the Santa Barbara region as one of the happiest cities in the United States.

Dan Buettner, National Geographic, Gallup and New York Times best-selling author and National Geographic explorer, has announced the 25 Happiest Cities in the United States, based on The National Geographic/Blue Zones Index.

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8th Annual Santa Barbara Chowder Fest

October 22, 2017

Chowder Fest is Santa Barbara’s only chowder competition, food festival, and wine and beer tasting event all in one! The 8th Annual Santa Barbara Chowder Fest will take place on November 5 at the beautiful Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara!

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Santa Barbara County Craft Beer Week!

October 22, 2017

Once an afterthought to local wineries, Santa Barbara County’s craft breweries have stepped out of the shadows and made a name for themselves with their creative, hand-crafted brews. With numerous nationally and internationally awarded beers, some of the best breweries in the world are located right here in Santa Barbara County.

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Popular Spots

Arts & Crafts Show

Approximately 200 Santa Barbara County resident artists display their own original work.

Santa Barbara Courthouse

See the courthouse, mural room and outstanding gardens year-round.

Chaucer’s Bookstore

Santa Barbara’s much-loved bookseller since 1974.

Bikini Factory

Bikini Factory not only sells but creates ladies swimwear for all body types & ages.

Casa Blanca Restaurant & Cantina

Santa Barbara’s hottest new Mexican restaurant.

Chuck’s Waterfront Grill

Dine by the boats on the award winning Chuck’s Waterfront Grill deck.

Stearns Wharf

Take a short stroll out over the Pacific Ocean and enjoy the fresh ocean breeze.

Santa Barbara Harbor

Oldest working harbors on the West Coast, great for a stroll.