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Santa Ynez, California

Santa Barbara, framed by the Santa Ynez mountains and kissed by the Pacific Ocean, is a hiker's paradise. Here are a few of my favorite day hikes. They range from a short 45 minutes to 1/2 day treks. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.

Looking for something new and exciting to enjoy this summer? Experience Santa Barbara’s own Greek festival this July. The 39th Annual Greek Festival is taking place from 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday, July 28nd Sunday July 29th in beautiful Oak Park.

Summer in Santa Barbara

A Local Insider's Guide

Dozens of images come up when our mind sweetly wanders to the historic mission town of Santa Barbara: palm tress and pleasantries, organic eats, Oprah’s mega-mase, suntans and sand beneath our toes, majestic mountain peaks… the list goes on and on. Our city plays host to upscale urbanites, mavens of mellow, and even on-the-fly overnighters. It’s really the ultimate territory to explore for any kind of escape artist. With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to discover...

The Boathouse sits right on the beach at Arroyo Burro Beach (better known as Hendry's Beach to locals). The atmosphere is wonderful with plenty of outside & inside seating, a great bar, and delicious seafood. Enjoy a hot bowl of Santa Barbara's best creamy clam chowder, some "small bites", or...