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Things to Do in Santa Barbara: March 2016

We are celebrating the return of Spring this March! Although Santa Barbara’s climate remains sunny and pleasant year-round, springtime means warmer water and longer days here in America’s Riviera. Throughout the month we are taking guests stand up paddling and kayaking in Santa Barbara, as well as taking guest to the beautiful Santa Ynez wine country for our Wine & Cupcake Tours.

  1. Channel Islands Sea Cave Kayak Tours: Daily 7/8am check-in, 5/6pm return
    This beloved California destination is renowned for incredible island kayaking, native wildlife, fantastic snorkeling and hiking opportunities. With our knowledgeable guides and the Channel Islands National Park Visitors Center, limitless discovery awaits.
  2. First Thursday: March 3rd
    On the first Thursday of each month, downtown galleries keep their doors open late allowing the public to enjoy local art, music and theater in a fun and social atmosphere. Additional attractions such as music, artist openings, demonstrations, and refreshments are featured at participating venues. Downtown Santa Barbara, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  3. 71st Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show: The Wild World of Orchids: March 4th – March 6th
    Check out thousands of unique orchids with exquisite blossoms and meticulous gardening technique. Orchid and flower fans won’t want to miss this opportunity!
  4. Horseback Riding: Daily
    Live your dream – Come enjoy a romantic horseback ride on one of Santa Barbara’s beautiful beaches. Imagine the waves crashing around you, the smell of salt air and the sun setting in the distance while you follow the glistening shoreline on horseback.
  5. Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Show: Every Sunday. 10 a.m. ’til Dusk
    Approximately 300 Santa Barbara County resident artists come to display their own works in an informal atmosphere under the palms of seaside Chase Palm Park. All items are original art, created by the artists you meet. The show is held every fair weather Sunday and Special Holidays.
  6. Jerry Seinfeld Live at the Arlington — March 10th, 7pm
    One of America’s favorite comedians, Jerry Seinfeld, will perform at the historic Arlington Theater in downtown Santa Barbara this month. Tickets on sale now!
  7. Downtown Santa Barbara Farmers Market: Every Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 pm/ Tuesday 3:00pm – 6:30 pm.
    Come down and buy local fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, small plants and specialty items. Street musicians, music and downtown shops and restaurants. Year round, rain or shine. Corner of Santa Barbara and Cota Streets on Saturday and on State Street (500-600 blocks) on Tuesday.

 

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