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Jun 232022

CRISTAL’S PICKS: SANTA BARBARA EVENTS IN JULY 2022

The Celebration of Independence and Sunshine Edition  July is the month to celebrate independence and sunshine in the coastal enclave of Santa Barbara. Start the day by unwinding at the beach and end with a concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Disc...

Jun 132022

BEST PLACES FOR A SANTA BARBARA PICNIC

5 Hidden Spots to Get Your Al Fresco On July may be National Picnic Month, but in Santa Barbara, it’s always time for a picnic, especially during the summertime. There's nothing better than enjoying some fresh air on a warm day—especially when d...

Jun 92022

STUFF TO DO IN SANTA BARBARA: OUTDOOR FUN

Biking, Hiking, Surfing, Sailing and More Getting outside is essential in Santa Barbara. The golden ridgeline of the Santa Ynez Mountains cascade into the Pacific which means both land and water adventures are abundant here. Plus, our perfect Medite...

Jun 62022

PICKLEBALL IN SANTA BARBARA

America's Fasting Growing Sport on the America Rivera Pickleball in Santa Barbara? Declared the nation’s fastest-growing sport by USA Today, pickleball’s popularity continues to climb nationwide including right here in Santa Barbara. Vani...

Jun 42022

SANTA BARBARA ARCHITECTURE WALKING TOURS

See What Gives the American Rivera its Signature Style Without a doubt, Santa Barbara’s architecture is one of the city’s most defining features. There’s a deliberate consistency to the aesthetic here that’s been cultivated by city leaders...

May 272022

CRISTAL’S PICKS: SANTA BARBARA EVENTS IN JUNE 2022

Sizzling Summer Edition  The summer officially begins on June 21 this year. As Montecito resident Oprah Winfrey says, “Summer has a flavor like no other. Always fresh and simmered in sunshine.” I wholeheartedly agree. Nothing beats the warm su...

May 192022

SALT CAVE SANTA BARBARA: ANOTHER HEALTHY BENEFIT OF LIVING ON THE AMERICAN RIVERA

The Largest Underground Crystal Salt Cave in North America is Right Here on State Street It’s not difficult to understand why Santa Barbara is ranked one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.  Besides enjoying miles of pristine co...

May 62022

SANTA BARBARA LIFESTYLE: A DAY IN SUMMERLAND WITH YOUR DOG

The Hidden Beach Town—With Its Chic Shops and Casual Dining—is Dog Friendly It’s time to treat yourself, and your four-legged family member, to a day in Summerland. This hidden beach town offers everything you and your canine BFF need to...

Apr 212022

SPOTLIGHT ON: IDYLLIC WEDDING VENUES IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

The Dreamiest Places to Tie the Knot Santa Barbara is a sought-after wedding destination for good reason. With breathtaking ocean views, magnificent Spanish architecture, and tranquil vineyards, there’s something inherently romantic about the idyl...

Mar 252022

SPOTLIGHT ON: CALIFORNIA POPPY MEADOWS IN AND NEAR SANTA BARBARA

Best Locations to Witness the Technicolor Orange Blooms of Our State Flower California’s nickname, the Golden State, is due in part to our state flower, the California poppy. Every spring, fields of golden poppies bloom all over the state,...

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