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Santa Barbara Travel Guide

ARTICLES

Play Away: Solace in Santa Barbara

Slow-growth Santa Barbara plays tortoise to the runaway hare ninety minutes south: fast-lane Los Angeles with its disposable minimalls and legions of type A citizens...

Catching up with Chef Cat Cora

In Bravo’s latest culinary competition show, Around the World in 80 Plates, 12 up-and-coming chefs crisscross the world, battling each other in challenges of both...

Celebrities Banned by Top Hotels

Trashed rooms, rants, debauchery: even famous guests can get kicked out of hotels for bad behavior.

Best Warm-Weather Family Adventures

Sun- and adrenaline-filled family vacations are hotter than ever.

World's Best Wine Country Hotels

Go straight to the source for a hotel stay paired with scenic vineyard views, locally sourced meals, and plenty of wine tastings.

Best Hotels in California

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they're the best in California.

Just Back from Santa Barbara: Alexander Payne

'Angelenos have an image of Santa Barbara as a conservative enclave to the north, but in fact, it's very sophisticated'

How to Get the Best Hotel Room Rate

Getting the best hotel room rate can be a fine art; T+L teaches you how to do it.

Santa Barbara’s Canary Hotel

T+L's exclusive peek at the Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara.

Best Family Spring-Break Trips

From animal encounters to ziplining, family vacations are redefining fun.
HOTELS

Rancho Oso Guest Ranch & Stables

Despite the name, which references a “bear” (oso) in Spanish, it’s all about horses at Rancho Oso. Join a guided trail ride in the nearby Santa Ynez Mountains, or set off on foot if... more ›


RESTAURANTS

Miró

Spanish surrealist painter Joan Miró inspired this upscale, dinner-only restaurant at northern Santa Barbara’s ritzy Bacara Resort. Chef de cuisine David Garwacki interprets the cuisine... more ›


ACTIVITIES

Butterfly Beach

Considering the small waves and cool climate, Butterfly Beach isn’t exactly a destination for surfers or sunbathers, but the palm-lined stretch of shore in Santa Barbara’s most affluent... more ›


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