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Santa Barbara makes the 2021 ‘Hot List’ of ‘where to travel next’ by Condé Nast Traveler

Making the 25th anniversary of Condé Nast Traveler’s “Where to travel next: 2021 Hot List” is our beloved Santa Barbara, listed as the only California city, holding its own among nine global destinations chosen by the magazine’s highly esteemed travel editors. It’s safe to say that every tourist destination across the globe suffered immensely in […]

06/08/2021 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

June 15th & beyond: reopening and returning to normal in Santa Barbara, California

On June 15, 2021 the State of California will reopen and while some limited measures will remain in place, Californians will see life returning to the normal we once knew. Santa Barbara County will keep the current masking guidance until June 15, and after that, things will start to look even brighter as we head […]

06/07/2021 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

Most popular warm weather activities for spring and summer months in Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara is an ideal holiday destination for lovers of the outdoors and nature, especially during the spring and summer months. Surfers, sailors and sun worshipers can enjoy some of the most beautiful coastline California has to offer, while hikers and bikers can test their […]

04/17/2021 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

New direct flights into Santa Barbara Airport by Southwest Airlines

You might not have noticed, but believe it or not, Santa Barbara has its own airport. A variety of commuter airlines have serviced the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport over the years, but most recently only United Airlines, Alaska Airlines and American Airlines regularly operated flights out of this quaint airport, and flight options were limited. […]

04/13/2021 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

Al fresco dining on Santa Barbara State Street Promenade

California has lifted the stay-at-home order and leisure travel is allowed once again. Santa Barbara restaurants are open for outdoor dining and State Street is now a promenade where restaurants and businesses can expand onto the sidewalk giving Downtown a whole new energy. Not long ago, amidst the pandemic, Santa Barbara transformed its Downtown State […]

02/15/2021 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

Stress-relieving outdoor activities in Santa Barbara that will soothe your body & mind

While the public health restrictions caused by the pandemic have led to canceled events, celebrations and an overall damper on our usual way of life, it’s more important than ever to seek out fun activities that you, your partner or family can enjoy to help provide some relief from the extra stress many of us […]

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Best Patio Dining in Santa Barbara

The holidays are some of the best times of the year in Santa Barbara. The California coastal days are generally still warm and sunny but give way to cool and crisp evenings or comfortable “sweater weather.” Santa Barbara is one of the rare places in the country where outdoor dining is possible nearly year-round. Take […]

11/06/2020 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

The benefits of an extended stay: learn a new sport or hobby in Santa Barbara

We all know the phrase “Wanna get away?” And we all know the feeling, too. The good news is, you can get away for longer. An extended stay in Santa Barbara is easy in a vacation rental home. Booking a vacation rental home for an extended stay is a lot more comfortable than staying in […]

09/08/2020 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

Bike riding, e-bikes & cycling in Santa Barbara

Bicycling in Santa Barbara is one of the best ways to explore and take in the scene about town. Those who’ve been to SB know it as a “bike-friendly” town, and now with State Street closed to cars, Santa Barbara is even more welcoming to cyclists and casual bike riders than ever. From winding mountain […]

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Why Fall is the Best Season to Visit Santa Barbara

Tucked between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez mountains of Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara is the gem of the California Coast. It’s no wonder it’s deemed the American Riviera. With a vibrant and rich cultural history, proximity to sweeping vineyards, epic surf breaks and a year-round temperate climate, there’s no wrong time to visit […]

08/06/2020 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals