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Geneva Ives, Santa Barbara Local Expert

About Geneva

Geneva Ives

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

10 places to score delicious eats in Los Olivos
10Best List

Los Olivos is a charming, small-town located approximately 30 miles north of Santa Barbara. A lovely drive on a winding road gets you there in a little over a half-hour, depending on traffic. It's a hot spot for...