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The Santa Barbara Guide

Santa Barbara—less than 100 miles from L.A. up the PCH—is one of the best things about Southern California. We visit as much as possible, and thought it was time for an updated guide. The area is fast becoming a serious wine destination with the Santa Maria, Los Alamos, and Santa Ynez Valleys, and Santa Rita Hills all offering different microclimates that produce distinctive grape varietals. And with new farm-to-table restaurants, some fantastic beachside resorts, and up-and-coming neighborhoods like the Funk Zone, the town is more exciting than ever.

COVID-19 disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.

HOTELS

SANTA BARBARA / Mission Canyon
Belmond El Encanto
800 Alvarado Pl., Mission Canyon

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SANTA BARBARA / El Capitan Canyon
El Capitan Canyon
11560 Calle Real, El Capitan Canyon

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SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
Four Seasons Resort
​​​​​​​The Biltmore Santa Barbara

1260 Channel Dr., Montecito
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SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
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Rosewood Miramar Beach
1759 S. Jameson Ln., Montecito

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SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
​​​​​San Ysidro Ranch
900 San Ysidro Ln., Montecito

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SANTA BARBARA / Goleta
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta
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RESTAURANTS

SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
Bettina
1014 Coast Village Rd., Montecito

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SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
Merci
1028 Coast Village Rd., Montecito

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SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
Honor Bar
1255 Coast Village Rd., Montecito
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SANTA BARBARA / Lower State
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Lucky Penny
127 Anacapa St., Lower State

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The Lark
131 Anacapa St., Lower State

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SANTA BARBARA / Alta Mesa
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Mesa Verde
1919 Cliff Dr., Alta Mesa
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SANTA BARBARA / Eastside
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La Super Rica Taqueria
622 N. Milpas St., Eastside​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
​​​​​​​Sakana
1046 Coast Village Rd., Montecito

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Jeannine’s
1253 Coast Village Rd., Montecito​​​​​​​
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Montecito Coffee Shop
& San Ysidro Pharmacy

1498 E. Valley Rd., Montecito
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Cava
1212 Coast Village Rd., Montecito

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SANTA BARBARA / Downtown
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Sama Sama Kitchen
1208 State St., Downtown

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SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
​​​​​​​Los Arroyos
1280 Coast Village Rd., Montecito​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
​​​​​​​Lucky’s Steakhouse
1279 Coast Village Rd., Montecito

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SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
​​​​​​​Pane e Vino
1482 E. Valley Rd., Montecito

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SANTA BARBARA / Downtown
Finch & Fork
31 W. Carrillo St., Downtown

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SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
​​​​​​Oliver’s
1198 Coast Village Rd., Montecito

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SPECIALTY

SANTA BARBARA / Lower State
Backyard Bowls
331 Motor Way, Lower State​​​​​​​

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Juice Ranch
33 Parker Way, Lower State​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Downtown
Santa Barbara Public Market
38 W. Victoria St., Downtown​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Downtown
Handlebar Coffee
128 E. Canon Perdido St., Downtown​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Downtown
The French Press
528 Anacapa St., Downtown​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Downtown
McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams
317 South Broadway, Downtown

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SPA & HEALTH

SANTA BARBARA / Downtown
Salt
740 State St., Downtown​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Isla Vista
B Boutique
900 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista​​​​​​​

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ACTIVITIES

SANTA BARBARA / Mission Canyon
Santa Barbara Botanical Garden
1212 Mission Canyon Rd., Mission Canyon

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SANTA BARBARA / Citywide
Hikes
Inspiration Point: Tunnel Rd. & Mission Rd. | Lizard's Mouth: West Camino Ciel Rd.
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ANTA BARBARA / Citywide
Beaches​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Downtown
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State St., Downtown​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Mission Canyon
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta del Sol, Mission Canyon

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SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
Lotusland
695 Ashley Rd., Montecito​​​​​​​

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SHOPS

SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
goop Montecito
1759 S. Jameson Ln., Montecito​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Summerland
Garde in Summerland
2280 Lillie Ave., Summerland​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
Upstairs at Pierre Lafond
516 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito
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SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
Hudson Grace
1014F Coast Village Rd., Montecito​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
Maison K
1253 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
Michael Haskell Antiques
539 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
Mate Gallery
1024 Coast Village Rd., Montecito​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Downtown
Diani
1324 State St., Downtown​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
Jenni Kayne
525 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
Tecolote Book Shop
1470 E. Valley Rd., Montecito​​​​​​​

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Kyle Irwin​​​​​​​

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VINEYARDS

SANTA BARBARA / Lower State
Corks ‘n Crowns
32 Anacapa St., Lower State​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
Folded Hills Tasting Room
1294 Coast Village Rd., Montecito

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SANTA BARBARA / Los Olivos
Stolpman Vineyards
2434 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos​​​​​​​
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SANTA BARBARA / Lower State
The Funk Zone
Yanonali St. & Helena Ave., Lower State​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Lower State
Les Marchands
131 Anacapa St., Lower State

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SANTA BARBARA / Montecito
The Liquor & Wine Grotto
1271 Coast Village Rd., Montecito
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SANTA BARBARA / Solvang
The Blackjack Tasting Room
2205 Alamo Pintado Rd., Solvang

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SANTA BARBARA / Lompoc
Sea Smoke
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KIDS

SANTA BARBARA / Lower State
Arnoldi
600 Olive St., Lower State​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Carpinteria
Padaro Beach Grill
3765 Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Harborside
Brophy Brothers
119 Harbor Way, Harborside

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SANTA BARBARA / Mission Canyon
Old Mission Santa Barbara
2201 Laguna St., Mission Canyon​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Waterfront
Santa Barbara Zoo
500 Niños Dr., Waterfront​​​​​​​

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SANTA BARBARA / Goleta
West Wind Drive In
907 S. Kellogg Ave., Goleta​​​​​​​
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SANTA BARBARA / Goleta
West Wind Drive In
907 S. Kellogg Ave., Goleta

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