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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“we love this beach, it's a walk/bike/run distance from out house along the bike path, and has grills, playgrounds and a huge expanse of beach to walk along. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Lodging
“Stunning views for drinks and food and or lunch by the ocean side... Spa is really nice too. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Department Store
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“costco and the market place has Ross, BevMo Liquor store, across the street is smart and final.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Bowling and Beer what more can I say! Zodo's has a large selection of beer to choose from.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Mexican food at a fun location in the outdoor mall near Costco. Several other restaurants to choose from in the area.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Another walking distance bar/pub. This place has a great vibe, good beer/wine, bands playing live and happy people. You must check it out!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Lovely place for a happy hour while watching the sunset. Great dinner menu as well!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Food
“ Great brewery, but a bit of a drive in Goleta. Lively atmosphere situated in an industrial park. Often has entertainment on weekends. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful place that overlooks the ocean, you get to walk through the Eucalyptus trees and see butterflies!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This is a small group of shops, movie theaters and restaurants. Farmers Market on Sunday mornings.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Golf Course
“The grill at Sandpiper boasts incredible views along with a wide variety of tempting menu selections. In addition to our daily entrée specials, The Grill provides a full bar, indoor and outdoor patio dining and a 50 inch LCD television to enjoy various sporting events. Located at: Sandpiper Golf Club An Inspiring combination of challenge and beauty as championship golf brings you to the edge of the Pacific Ocean. With breathtaking ocean and mountain views from every hole, Sandpiper is truly a memorable experience.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This brewery may seem out of place amid small commercial warehouses, but I think they make some of the best beer in the entire Santa Barbara area.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This is the closest grocery store. Nothing unique, just everything you would need including sunscreen! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fun place to go for a good beer and good food. You will also be able to watch the game if you must lol. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lodging
“ Nice fish tacos. And you can make stores on the fire pit in the outdoor area of the restaurant or bar. Trivia night. Modern vintage eclectic west coast style. Vintage record collection.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cafe
“The French Press was one of the first coffee shops to roast their own beans. They have 3 locations, 2 downtown and 1 in Goleta. Excellent coffee!”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great Mexican food at a fun location in the outdoor mall near Costco. Several other restaurants to choose from in the area.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Lovely place for a happy hour while watching the sunset. Great dinner menu as well!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Fun place to go for a good beer and good food. You will also be able to watch the game if you must lol. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“The Outpost Restaurant is one of my favorites in the neighborhood. Love the food and the drinks. Super fun place! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best local cupcakes (they even have vegan and gluten free), great local coffee, excellent sandwiches and breakfast items. Plus, a really cute back patio to sit and eat”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place is easily my favorite breakfast place. Warning: usually has a 10-15 minute wait.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Among the best simple/affordable tacos in the Santa Barbra area (and that's saying a lot).”
  • 2 locals recommend

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