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Customer Travel Tips for Santa Barbara

75% Avg. city rating Rated by 49 customers

Activities / excursions 77%

Restaurants / eating out 82%

Shopping 77%

Chilling out / relaxing 91%

Getting around / public transport 70%

Sightseeing 71%

Culture 73%

Nightlife / partying 71%

Value for money 65%

Customer Travel Tips for Santa Barbara

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60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
60% Avg. rating


19 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Get to SB by train. The city is small

Liked: Downtown is pretty colorfull

Disliked: The beach was so quite

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


17 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Just wander and explore around the streets.

Liked: The beautiful architectures. It feels like you are in another country.

Disliked: Nil

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


29 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: pay attention to where your hotel is located in comparison to things you wanted to see

Liked: The beach and the food

Disliked: It was hard to get places and walking took forever

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


28 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: 7 falls hike is suppposed to be really good

Liked: Beaches, nice people, the relaxing atmosphere

Disliked: The weather was really cold for this time of the year

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 100%
69% Avg. rating


05 Nov 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: .

Liked: beach

Disliked: no

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


14 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Business / conference Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: relax, walk everywhere and be friendly w/new people.

Liked: all of the above

Disliked: no

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating


27 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Shopping

Customer Travel Tip: Go to the main street - state st

Liked: Big beach

Disliked: No

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
80% Avg. rating


05 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Sandbar

Liked: Beach

Disliked: Lot of Tourists

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
71% Avg. rating


25 May 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing City break Shopping Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Beach, museum and shopping! If you don't want to spend money, don't go to State Street because there are so many shops that you'll definetly find something!

Liked: It's a town to relax, go shopping, go out for dinner or lunch or breakfast. The beach is nice, too and the weather is very good most of the time! There is only one art museum and some exhibitions but this is a town I chose to relax not to have a lot of cultural program. Getting along is pretty easy with a bike and you can rent a bike almost everywhere. There is just one street, named State Street with everything you need as a tourist (restaurants, cafés, shops, spa centers, museum) and it is 30 minutes walking from the hostel.

Disliked: I cannot say that I didn't like it but it can be scary when there are a lot of Mexican people talking spanish when you are walking by and the hostel is in an area where most of the people are Mexican. But I have never met Mexicans before so I just don't know how to behave and when to be scared.

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


13 Jan 2014

Customer Travel Tip: Walk down the beach on sunset, beautiful

Liked: The beach

Disliked: No

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


23 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Spemd more than a day. You first think that the city is small but it has a lot to offer

Liked: It is a very chilled out city. I liked the Old Mission. The only problem was getting there without a car. The landscape is beautiful and the waterfront is amazing.

Disliked: Only public transportation but I guess it is common in the entire US

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


17 Oct 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Visit the pier/wharf and try some of the beach activities - kayaking, boating, volleyball.

Liked: Beautiful, relaxing beach town with plenty to do.

Disliked: No

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


13 Oct 2013

Customer Travel Tip: You don't need long there.

Liked: Chilled out.

Disliked: Nope.

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
71% Avg. rating


14 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: relax and enjoy it

Liked: location

Disliked: too much crowded

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


26 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: the beach

Liked: beach

Disliked: expensive

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
64% Avg. rating


19 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Book well in advance. It was very expensive around 4th of July. You do not need many days, maybe 4 would be enough.

Liked: It was on the beach and we were there for 4th of July so we got to watch a great fireworks show and a parade during the day.

Disliked: The fog that crept up in summer and made the day look overcast.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


08 Jul 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Go to county courthouse, it's free and you can have a good view of the city Rent bikes for fun

Liked: The beach, the pier, the ice creams, the restaurants, State Street, the buildings, the atmostpher

Disliked: Not really

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


28 May 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Go there!

Liked: Beautiful city. Loved everything about it from the houses to the beach to the pelicans!

Disliked: No

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


22 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Customer Travel Tip: check out the sites before hand and dont forget to go to the original Sambos

Liked: beautiful city

Disliked: the weather is unpredictable

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
56% Avg. rating


16 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Customer Travel Tip: Spend money wisely

Liked: I liked the busy-ness and the architecture.

Disliked: I disliked that everything was expensive. Not afforable at all.

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75% Avg. city rating Rated by 49 customers

Activities / excursions 77%

Restaurants / eating out 82%

Shopping 77%

Chilling out / relaxing 91%

Getting around / public transport 70%

Sightseeing 71%

Culture 73%

Nightlife / partying 71%

Value for money 65%

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