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Best Lunch Places to Eat in Santa Barbara

Grab a quick and satisfying lunch before heading outdoors for an adventure with us! Hana Kitchen Hana Kitchen has you covered for Asian-fusion eats and tea drinks, with vegan options too! It’s an inexpensive, casual spot for a tasty rice bowl with all the fixings! Best Mexican Food Let’s taco ‘bout tacos! Santa Barbara has…

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4 Best Breakfast Places to Eat in Santa Barbara

Dawn Patrol Build your own breakfast at Dawn Patrol — our favorite local hash house just around the corner from Santa Barbara Adventure Co. and up the street from the harbor. If you care about where your food comes from like we do, you’ll notice they use all local ingredients, (including free-range eggs and organic coffee).…

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Things to Do in Santa Barbara: March 2019

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 kayaking in Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands as well as to the beautiful Santa Ynez wine country for our…

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Things to Do in Santa Barbara: February 2019

February in Santa Barbara is here! Did you meet all of your New Year’s resolutions or get to do all of the fun events you wanted to do in January? If not, February is your second chance! See below for fun events happening this month. Do you have any Valentine’s Day plans? Some of these…

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Can I still go to the Channel Islands during the government shutdown?

You can still get to the Channel Islands during the government shutdown. The Channel Islands National Park is open to visitors during the government shutdown. All island concessionaires are operating. Both the ferry company to get out to the islands and the kayaking company operating at Scorpion Anchorage are running throughout the government shutdown. Our…

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Things To Do in the Santa Barbara Harbor

The ocean is one of the many reasons that people flock to Santa Barbara from all over. Down by the Santa Barbara Harbor, there are a whole bunch of activities that are great for all ages, all skill levels, and of course, all kinds of travelers.  Here are some of our favorite activities to do…

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Employment Opportunities with SB Adventure Co

Looking for one of the most exciting jobs around? Santa Barbara Adventure Company offers a fun, challenging and rewarding place of employment for people who love to be outside and share our region’s natural, beautiful places with our guests. We offer a huge variety of activities in and around Santa Barbara; imagine sea kayaking the Channel…

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Guide to Camping in Channel Islands National Park on Santa Cruz Island

So you want to camp at the Channel Islands? Here’s how! 1) Start by booking your campsite reservation with the National Park Service. You will want to stay at Santa Cruz Scorpion, part of Channel Islands National Park. The campground has an Upper Loop and Lower Loop. All the group sites are in the Upper Loop and…

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Things to do in Santa Barbara: October 2019

As October begins, we are again blessed with many wonderful festivals to visit and enjoy. Later in the month, there are plenty of Halloween activities to attend including the Corn Maze on Hollister and Boo at the Zoo. Have a wonderful October and safe trick-or-treating! Channel Islands Sea Cave Kayak Tours: Daily This beloved California destination is…

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5 School Field Trip Ideas in Southern California

Celebrate back to school with a field trip! We can bring a field trip to you, or you can join us on a field trip near Santa Barbara and Ventura, just an hour from Los Angeles. Hands-on field trips are a great way for kids to learn and grow with one another as the school…

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