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805 Hotspots

805 Hotspots

1. Lama Dog/Topa Topa/Fox Wines/The Nook

Lama Dog/Topa Topa/Fox Wines/The Nook
Lama Dog, Topa Topa, Fox Wines are housed in the same building, The Waterline, located in SB’s hippest area, The Funk Zone, at 120 Santa Barbara St. Combined they pack a powerhouse combo for great beer and wine selection, along with decent food at The Nook.

Metropulos Fine Food Merchant

Metropulos Fine Food Merchant

Also located in the Funk Zone, Metropulos is pretty much the best deli in Santa Barbara. Not open on Sundays, but great for a Saturday afternoon nosh when you’re in town.

Joe’s Cafe

Joe’s Cafe

Joe’s Cafe has been serving up the strongest drink in America (no sh*t!) since 1928! Some pretty good food too and a festive atmosphere on the weekends.

La Super-Rica Taqueria

La Super-Rica Taqueria

La Super-Rica Taqueria has been going strong for over thirty years. Glowing reviews in various publications, locals get there a few minutes before it opens at 11:00am, or prepare to wait in line. If you don’t want to wait in line, a block up on the right is another really good Mexican joint, Cesar’s Place. NOTE: Super Rica is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. TIP: The chicken is typically better than the beef.

Santa Barbara’s Old Mission

Santa Barbara’s Old Mission

Santa Barbara’s Old Mission is a historical landmark founded in 1786! The grounds are beautiful, complete with a lovely rose garden, and large lawn to picnic. BYOF. Bring Your Own Frisbee.

Butterfly Beach

Butterfly Beach

Butterfly Beach is nestled into a hidden little nook, located just south of Santa Barbara in Montecito. This quaint beach is where the locals go to escape people like you, tourists. So keep it kind of on the down low, please! Very dog friendly.

SOhO Restaurant and Music Club

SOhO Restaurant and Music Club

Santa Barbara’s The Agreeables

Other than Santa Barbara’s large concert venues, SOhO is pretty much the only adult music club in Santa Barbara. Lots of great mid-levels touring bands come through, including some great singer-songwriters, and not bad local talent as well. Excellent food and a large outdoor patio you can vape your weed on.

Best Cookies in Santa Barbara

Best Cookies in Santa Barbara

Without a doubt, if you are a fan of cookies, head to Lazy Acres and find the chocolate cookies at the register at the far end of the store (not main registers). Lazy Acres has a very nice selection of ready-made food, fresh soups (even a decent Matzo Ball), hot food, and salad bar.

It is better than the Whole Foods in Santa Barbara.

Shopping in Santa Barbara

Shopping in Santa Barbara

Head on over to State Street. Start at the beach and walk north. You’ll discover all kind of stores and restaurants, ending up at Santa Barbara’s outdoor mall Paseo Nuevo.

Rent Bikes in Santa Barbara

Bike Rentals in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has a great beachfront bike path to ride. Make sure you don’t stop at Milpas Street and continue east until you reach the Bird Refuge. From there, cross the street, ride by the graveyard and up over the hill to beautiful Butterfly Beach.

Wheel Fun Rentals

Local tip. There are two small docks on the other side of the Bird Refuge if you want a cool and private place to chill out.

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