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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: July 2021

California is back in action and just in time for summer! Check out some of our favorite places and tips for enjoying the best Santa Barbara has to offer in July. We have included as much helpful information as possible, but in case we missed anything, feel free to add details in the comments section…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: June 2021

There are always tons of fun and exciting things to do in Santa Barbara during the month of June — and this year it’s even more exciting than ever — because California is opening back up! To celebrate this reopening, we’ve compiled a list of fun events and other happenings so you can “Get back…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: May 2021

Spring is here, county and city restrictions are loosening, and there are still lots of exciting things to do in Santa Barbara! Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Show When: Every Sunday, 10am ’til dusk Where: Cabrillo Boulevard from Stearns Wharf to Calle Cesar Chavez Admission: Free The SB Arts & Crafts Show has reopened with…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: April 2021

Events this year have been in short supply, but that doesn’t mean there’s no fun to be had! Spring is in the air, our county just moved down to the red tier and it’s a great time to be in Santa Barbara. Here is a list of fun things to do around Santa Barbara for…

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5 Reasons Why It’s the Best Time to Visit the Channel Islands

With something new and unique each season at the Channel Islands, visitors are beckoned to come back time and time again to experience all the beauty and magic the destination has to offer. Here are five reasons why NOW is the best time to book your next island adventure! 1. Whales, Dolphins & Fish –…

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Santa Barbara Thanksgiving Activities 2020

Although Santa Barbara’s fantastic climate can often trick us into thinking summer is a year round affair, the holiday season has arrived, whether we’re ready or not!  Fortunately, Santa Barbara is packed with fantastic holiday activities for people of all ages this time of year, and we at Santa Barbara Adventure Co. are here to…

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Prisoners Vs. Scorpion

While exploring options for your adventure to Channel Islands National Park, you may have seen notices about Scorpion Anchorage closures on Santa Cruz Island. Currently, the pier at Scorpion Anchorage is under construction, with a projected reopening date of November 1st, 2020. Due to this closure, our kayaking operation is taking place west of Scorpion,…

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Historic Landmark Sightseeing in Santa Barbara

Painted Cave A memory of Santa Barbara’s earliest residents, Painted Cave State Park, exhibits some of the most intricate known Native American cave paintings created by the Chumash Tribe. Just a short drive into the mountains from downtown Santa Barbara, you can view original aboriginal artwork, some features and symbols of which were also painted…

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Private Summer Camp Options in Santa Barbara

Looking for a fun & socially-distant way for your kids to get out and play this summer? Santa Barbara Adventure Company is offering private week-long summer camps. Camps will run Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm and activities can be customized to suit your needs and preferences.

COVID Operational Response

As always, the safety of our guests and our staff is our primary concern. In agreement with the Santa Barbara County Health Department and in following the directives placed forth by the CDC, the Santa Barbara Adventure Company will implement the following practices to mitigate the possibility of COVID – 19 exposure to guests and…

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