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7 Cities In Santa Barbara County For Every Personality Type
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7 Cities In Santa Barbara County For Every Personality Type

Confused about which cities in Santa Barbara County you’d enjoy visiting best? Let your personality guide the way.


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August 22, 2021

If you're looking for a unique getaway, the Danish village of Solvang offers the best of the Santa Ynez Valley in a relaxed and peaceful setting.

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No trip to Santa Barbara would be complete without a healthy dose of shopping. And shopping here comes with its own distinct flair.
Built into the oak and eucalyptus-laden foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains, Montecito boasts world-class resorts and celebrity residents.
Isla Vista is home to a student housing cooperative, the Santa Barbara Student Housing Coop, as well as a food cooperative, the Isla Vista Food Co-op.
Summerland is a little pocket of paradise perched right on the coast off Highway 101 south of Montecito, boasting a super slow-paced lifestyle.

The Santa Barbara City For Introverts 


On the other end of the spectrum you have Summerland, a charming small town by the beach serving your serenity and seclusion. Nestled between Montecito and Carpinteria, this quaint city in Santa Barbara County is a great place to unwind.

Residents enjoy dining at local eateries, visiting boutique shops and antique stores, and going on beautiful outdoor excursions. While the natural assets of Summerland cannot be beaten, one other thing people most visit this beautiful Santa Barbara town for is a unique shop known as The Sacred Space. The owners of this store travel around the world to obtain furniture, statues, art, and textiles that foster tranquility. You’ll find plenty to touch, smell, and see here—you can even enjoy a cup of tea while you’re browsing. Even if you don’t end up buying anything, this cool shop will fill you with an unmatched sense of tranquility. 

Introvert or not, sometimes we all need to get away and get in touch with who we are at our core, and Summerland is just the Santa Barbara city for that.

Goleta's Old Town is now home to some of the area’s most coveted restaurants, bars, and quick bites; you wouldn't want to miss out.

The Santa Barbara Town For Foodies


Goleta didn’t earn the nickname “The Goodland” for no reason. Once an area completely covered in agricultural land, this beautiful coastal town still has a thriving farm-to-table culinary scene, and true foodies love fresh finds. Besides delicious organic eats, you’ll find great Japanese, American, Mexican, and seafood restaurants in this Santa Barbara town.

While the tasty treats of Goleta are great in their own right, don’t let them completely distract you from the fact that this Santa Barbara city has much more to offer. Parks, beaches, spas, shopping hotspots—a Goleta getaway is a good idea.

The Channel Islands have always been separate from the mainland, which is why they have unique plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth.

The Santa Barbara City For Outdoor Enthusiasts

The Channel Islands

Yes, we are well aware that the Channel Islands aren’t really grouped as cities in Santa Barbara County. But, we also couldn’t let our fellow outdoor enthusiasts miss out on all its amazing nature, wildlife, and fun activities.

Take a boat out to the islands and discover the distinct personality of each one. Follow our guide to the Channel Islands for easier navigation and check a few adventures off your bucket list. Hiking, camping, biking, wildlife watching, and more awesome activities await here, and you’re going to have an amazing time discovering them all. 

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