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Santa Barbara’s Best Parks

Throughout the year guests from around the world travel to Santa Barbara to enjoy the temperate climate and explore the area’s many parks, some offering a reeling grass knoll to view the ocean and others with scenic hiking trails of the front country. Santa Barbara offers many beautiful parks at which to relax and enjoy…

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Events and Activities in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Travel Planner – Download Free

Since 1998 Santa Barbara Adventure Company has been helping visitors plan amazing trips to California’s Coast. Our local staff answers all types of questions about tours and much, much more. Recently we sat down and created a helpful Santa Barbara Traveler Planner that anyone can download free. We know it takes a lot of hard…

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Things to do in Santa Barbara: October 2016

As October begins, we are again blessed with many wonderful festivals to visit and enjoy. This weekend I am so excited to head out to the Avocado Festival in Carpinteria. The weather is looking amazing Saturday and Sunday, so it should be an incredible event. Later in the month, there are plenty of Halloween activities…

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Plan Your Corporate Team Building Program

At Santa Barbara Adventure Company we have been building valuable team building experiences for since 1998! We work with small businesses, non-profit organizations and some of largest names in television, finance and marketing to inspire and bond staff members. Each year, we create new and exciting programs for our clients. Whether climbing to new heights on…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: July 2016

Hot summer days and long evenings are the best time to take advantage of Santa Barbara’s best events and activities. Take advantage of our favorite places and tips for enjoying the coast in July. We included as much helpful information as possible, including both free events and some with fees. If we missed something, feel…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: May 2016

Spring is here and there are lots of exciting things to do in Santa Barbara. While you are in town, plan a trip to the Channel Islands National Park. Adventure Company will be departing almost daily to Scorpion Anchorage for sea cave kayaking and start offering kayaking tours to Painted Cave on Santa Cruz Island in…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: April 2016

Spring is in the air and it is a great time to visit Santa Barbara. At the Adventure Company, we always recommend kayaking, surfing and biking during your visit; but don’t forget to check out the local events including Santa Barbara’s Earth Day Festival. Here is a list of fun community events happening in Santa…

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Matt Rodriguez and His Amazing Smile :)

Everyone loves a guide with a big smile regardless of the task at hand. If you can keep that smile on your face while you are cleaning dishes, loading kayaks and sorting wetsuits then you are truly a special person. Matt Rodriguez is one of those special people that always has a contagious smile on…

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Tasting Tour for Party

Bachelorette Party Weekend in Santa Barbara

The very talented Julia Franzosa needed an incredible weekend surprise for her sister, so she hired Santa Barbara Adventure Company to help plan her sister’s Santa Barbara bachelorette party. Julia is a Chicago based family and event photographer and she captured some wonderful shots of her group on our Tasty Cupcake and Wine Tour. Here…

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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…

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