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Santa Barbara’s Taco Trail – Visit the best taco joints in town

Santa Barbara is a town rich in Spanish history and culture, and we have the food to prove it. Tour the town one taco at a time and wash your meal down with a zesty margarita or cold Mexican beer. Viva! Did you know October 4th is National Taco Day? A trip down Santa Barbara’s […]

09/09/2021 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

Exercising while on vacation – Fit and healthy in Santa Barbara

After a year-long or more hiatus due to the pandemic, many popular outdoor group and community sports activities in Santa Barbara are back on schedule and people are stoked! There are numerous outdoor group activities to help you stay healthy and fit while vacationing in Santa Barbara. If you’re ready to join in with others […]

09/08/2021 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

Taste and experience Santa Barbara’s Urban Wine Trail

The California Central Coast is a world-class wine destination. Santa Barbara wines rival those from international regions and have garnered top honors and awards. From humble “Mission grapes” to present day award-winning varietals, Santa Barbara’s history of wine is as rich and full-bodied as its Pinot Noir. If you love wine, Santa Barbara is a […]

07/16/2021 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

Van Morrison, John Legend, Phish and others return to the Santa Barbara Bowl this autumn 2021

Concerts at the Santa Barbara Bowl are back, and the world’s most talented musicians have set their 2021 dates for the upcoming fall months. September 2021 tours at the Santa Barbara Bowl The autumn season looks to be especially exciting with Jackson Browne kicking off September. Jackson’s new studio album, “Downhill From Everywhere” debuted worldwide […]

07/15/2021 | by Rosette | Vacation Rentals

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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