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The Santa Barbara Area
The Santa Barbara Area Travel Guide
Articles about The Santa Barbara Area
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A hotel on the sand is bliss—and even more so when it’s a steal.
Hotels in The Santa Barbara Area
Seven years and $134 million in the making, Belmond's 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
Santa Barbara's latest arrival is a casual breakfast-and-lunch spot whose home-style sandwiches are inspired by Ugandan street food. For breakfast, try the scrambled eggs, bacon, and smoked tomato on house-made flatbread.
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.