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San Rafael Residence Hall, Ucsb, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best vacation for a three generation family! As grandparents we loved spending time with our adult sons and their wives. Together we had a great time wine tasting, dining together at an elegant country club, and partying in the evening with trivia and karaoke, all provided by FVC. Our grandchildren joined us for the beach, pool time and fun in... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been coming to the FVC since our kids were babies. It is the perfect vacation for parents with young children and it even gets more fun as the kids grow up and look forward to meeting up again with the friends they've made over the years. There is a nice mix of fun activities for the adults while the... More

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California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We just attended UCSB's Family Vacation Center (FVC) summer camp for the first time and it exceeded our expectations. The staff was accessible, energetic, friendly, and helpful. We were impressed by the food. The modern cafeteria had cold and hot options for vegetarians and vegans and sometimes served fish. They always had kid-friendly food. They even offered organic fruit and... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We started coming to FVC when our 20 year old daughter was in diapers, and did it over 15 years. Now she wants to go back as a counselor. It's a fabulous place to take your kids, where everyone has fun, and everyone relaxes. The staff are awesome, and the programs are so diverse that there is something for everyone.... More

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Benicia, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After reading the glowing reviews of FVC, I was skeptical that it wouldn't live up to the hype. After spending a wonderful weekend at FVC with the family, I'm pleased to say that it does live up to the hype, and then some! We'll be returning next year for sure. Not only did my son (age 4) have a great... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We have attended the Family Vacation Center for 5 years. One month from tomorrow we will go back for year number 6. This vacation is something we look forward to all year. The activites for kids are endless and It is a great mix of family time and a little break from the kids. The staff Is made up of... More

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is such a favorite of ours that we have been five times! Best week for families ever! Perfect mix of adult time away from kids, family time and group time. Staff and counselors are just the best: accommodating, outgoing, enthusiastic, and they love the kids (get ready for yours to get very attached!), and the activities range from lounging... More

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SF
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

If you are looking for a family vacation that offers both much needed 'Adult' time in addition to lots of family fun events, then this is it....you don't have to look any further. When I was looking for vacation ideas, I wanted to find something similar to the fun memories I had going to Lair the Bear family camp at... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Incredible staff, beautiful location, fun and exciting activities for kids AND grown-ups, this is THE ultimate summer destination for families with kids of ALL ages! Our children had a blast with enthusiastic counselors who took them to the beach, the zoo, and on scavenger hunts around the UCSB campus. It was easy for my husband and I to relax and... More

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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We have come here 4 years now and keep coming back. My kids ask about it all year- when is family vacation camp? This vacation center brilliantly combines energetic, capable college students who provide childcare and fun activities for kids and adults with a location close to the ocean in beautiful Santa Barbara. For the adults, you get some nice... More

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Address: San Rafael Residence Hall, Ucsb, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Also Known As:
Santa Barbara Family Vacation Hotel Santa Barbara

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