Santa Barbara Travel Guide
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These scores tell you how well-liked a place is in each Tribe. Gogobot Tribes are groups who share a certain travel style, like Family Travelers or History Buffs.
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 78%Local Culture
- 65%Luxury Travelers
- 65%Adventure Travelers
- 65%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (131)
- Santa BarbaraAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Nov 23, 2013
Beautiful view from the pier. Today is such a beautiful day too. Park on the pier and get the ticket validated from a wharf merchant for free parking (90min)
- Santa BarbaraMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesWellness+ 2Nov 13, 2013
My older brother lives by UCSB with his family. Its a really fun area whether you're into beach/aquatic activities, partying, or just hanging out with your friends or family- its a great place to live or even visit.
- Santa BarbaraMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Nov 10, 2013
I live in Goleta but spend a lot of time in neighboring Santa Barbara. Generally this area between El Capitan beach and Montecito is considered Santa Barbara. I prefer to live in Goleta because there are more working class people who live there, but SB is amazing town and if you have an opportunity to visit, I highly recommend it.
- Santa BarbaraOct 19, 2013
Red-tile roofs, California mission style, miles and miles of beaches, and a happening wine country. Santa Barbara is one of my fave weekend getaway spots because it's so easy to explore. You hardly need to plan anything -- just reserve a hotel room down by the waterfront or if you want to save money, a motel uptown along State St. Spend a day cycling along the beaches, or follow the Urban Wine Trail and browse eclectic indie shops downtown. Wake up the next day, have breakfast at D'Angelo's Cafe (where Iron Chef Cat Cora likes to eat), then head up to the wine country of the Santa Ynez Valley or explore Santa Barbara's petite, but interesting museums, historical places & botanical gardens.
- Santa BarbaraMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellnessOct 18, 2013
Santa Barbara has a little something for everyone. Technically the Central Coast, many people consider SB the beginning of Southern California, and you'll find some of the best of what SoCal's known for here: high-end shopping and lower-end deals, upscale restaurants and cheap taco stands, fancy bars and quirky dives, world-class museums and a thriving underground art scene, gorgeous beaches and equally gorgeous hiking trails. SB's also got two fabulous farmer's markets, good for both shopping and people watching, - an evening one downtown during the week and one a few blocks up on Saturday mornings.
- Santa BarbaraCommunity Manager
- Santa BarbaraMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Mar 31, 2013
Santa Barbara is one of California's drive through towns on the 101. It's a beautiful place, but many people never get off the highway to enjoy it. It's a great pitstop between LA and San Francisco.
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