It’s the season for resolutions, and we have a few ideas on how to make 2019 an amazing year for Santa Barbara visitors. Here are our goals on what to experience in Santa Barbara in 2019.

Shop Local

Santa Barbara isn’t Rodeo Drive, but that’s why we love it. The shopping scene here is heartfelt and truly local. In 2019, we’re aiming to shop local at these unique spots that give back to the Santa Barbara community.

Go on a Road Trip

Santa Barbara is in the middle of one of the most gorgeous coastlines in the world. We’re setting a goal to make the most of our location and go on an Ultimate California Road Trip along the Pacific Coast Highway.

See the New Hot Spots

There are a LOT of new restaurants in Santa Barbara that opened this past year. We want to officially welcome them into the community and enjoy their innovative cooking.

Remember the Classics

Yes, we want to experience what’s new and newsy, but we’re also excited for the tried and true attractions that make Santa Barbara so beloved. In 2019, we’re promising ourselves to enjoy more local staples like The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and The Santa Barbara Bowl.

Spend More Time At The Beach

And, as Southern Californians, we also need to spend more time at the beach. Santa Barbara has phenomenal beaches, and if you venture out to other beaches around the county, and up and down the PCH, the options seem endless. To get in the same mindset as us, check out our post on The Best Beach Activities in Santa Barbara.


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