Santa Barbara and the Central Coast Travel Guide

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Plan Your Santa Barbara and the Central Coast Vacation

Balmy weather, glorious beaches, crystal-clear air, and serene landscapes have lured people to the Central Coast since prehistoric times. It's an ideal place to relax, slow down, and appreciate the good things in life.

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Santa Barbara and the Central Coast Hotels

Lodging options abound in the Central Coast, but expect to pay top dollar for rooms along the shore, especially in summer. Moderately priced hotels and...read more

Restaurants

Santa Barbara and the Central Coast Restaurants

The cuisine in Ventura and Santa Barbara is every bit as eclectic as it is in California's bigger cities; fresh seafood is a standout. A foodie renaissance...read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Santa Barbara and the Central Coast

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Santa Barbara and the Central Coast Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Incredible nature: Much of the Central Coast looks as wild and wonderful as it did centuries ago. The area is home to Channel Islands National... Read more

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