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The Santa Barbara Area
The Santa Barbara Area Travel Guide
Articles about The Santa Barbara Area
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Hotels in The Santa Barbara Area
Seven years and $134 million in the making, Orient Express Hotels' takeover of the storied El Encanto (the brand's first West Coast resort) is reinventing a genteel slice of California history.
Restaurants in The Santa Barbara Area
The open-air trolley on State Street leads to organic lunch spot Scarlett Begonia, which serves one of the best brunches in town. Snag a table in the hidden courtyard and order the salmon carpaccio.
Things to do in The Santa Barbara Area
Six blocks from the town courthouse, this weekly market is the perfect place to watch gray-haired hippies, dreadlocked surfers, and well-heeled natives hunt for Central Coast olive oils and zingy lemon-flavored pistachios.