Santa Barbara nightlife has something to suit every attitude, whether you're in the mood for a festive night on the town or a quiet evening with your nearest and dearest. There are dive bars, posh lounges and rowdy clubs. You can spend the hours after sunset tracking down some live music or playing bocce ball under the stars. Most restaurants close early, but a few late night eateries pop up to sate midnight appetites. Weeknights tend to be mellow, attracting mostly a local crowd. Things liven up on weekends when downtown State Street draws the college students from the many area campuses.
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... Read More