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Geneva's City Guides

 

Geneva Ives, Santa Barbara Local Expert

About Geneva

Geneva Ives moved to Santa Barbara in 2000 on a whim (ok, and to go to college) and never looked back. She loves Santa Barbara because it’s really one of America’s greatest small towns - it just happens to have glorious beaches and celebrity residents, too!

Geneva spent a decade managing an adorable, locally owned boutique in downtown Santa Barbara and met her husband when he was working as a waiter at the Cajun restaurant right next door. Together they go on many adventures trying to find the best activities, drinks and dining experiences in the tri-county area. 

Special Interests

Geneva knows a lot about:

  • Eating
  • Drinking
  • General Merriment

Geneva's Special Recommendations for Santa Barbara

Don't leave Santa Barbara without visiting the top of the clocktower for a (free) bird's eye, panoramic view of the city!


10Best Lists by Geneva Ives

10Best List

Places to Go and Things to Do in Santa Barbara

With all of the things to see and do in Santa Barbara, choosing how to spend your time here can be a tough decision. From museums and cultural events to renowned gardens and architecture, there’s something to...

 

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The Best Lunch in Santa Barbara (We Promise)

It’s time for lunch. You’re in Santa Barbara, California, and boy are you hungry. Look around. No matter where you’re standing, there are probably at least three restaurants in view, with many more tucked just...

 

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Most Romantic Spots to Make Out in Santa Barbara

It's no surprise that so many people get married in Santa Barbara. This California beach town is a lovers' paradise. Fresh ocean breezes, sawing palms, sunny skies and glorious sunsets are par for the course...

 

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