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Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center

San Rafael Residence Hall, Ucsb, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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San Jose
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been going to Santa Barbara Vacation Center for 6 years and we always return. Our kids are 7 and 11 and they look forward to it every summer. We adults enjoy the adult activities as well as the down time without the kids. The staff is always full of energy and willing to help. The kids group staff is... More 

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Thank blonde00
Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Last year my family and I went to the UC Santa Barbara family camp for the first time. We went with my parents and my sister's family. It was terrific! Our two daughters and my nephew loved it. The activities were great for them. When kids are happy, so are their parents. As for the adult experience, my wife was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

UCSB FVC is amazing. Went for the first time in Summer 2015, will be going back again and again. Our daughters (8 and 5) had the time of their life, and were begging to go back as soon as our week was over. The staff are incredible, the location is beautiful and the food is great!

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Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My daughter, grandchildren and I are returning to FVC (Family Vacation Center) at the University of California Santa Barbara again this year. This will be our 10th year and it never gets old.. I am not sure who enjoys it the most - the adults or the children. There are activities for all ages and the memories we make remain... More 

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Thank ArkansasHappygrandma
California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We booked our vacation after unsuccessfully trying to find a vacation place that would allow me to really have a vacation, even with my two boys under the ages of 5. All of us, including mommy and daddy, had a great week and wished we could have stayed longer! Upon arrival, you are greeted by very enthusiastic staff members who... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

You won't go wrong with this family vacation experience! We went for the first time last summer and were absolutely in heaven when we arrived: camp counselors to entertain the kids while we had time to ourselves, fun organized family activities, meeting so many other families and bonding with them, and the list goes on. Everything is so well planned... More 

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Thank CaliforniaPhillygirl
Stevenson Ranch, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My family and I just finished our 4th vacation at the FVC. There are many things that we love about the FVC but my favorite thing is that my son loves it so much. He gets to be independent and enjoys participating in all of the activities. The counselors are great role models and have a ton of energy. We... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We have been going to the family vacation center since 2009. My kids are 10 and 12 and they absolutely love it, and cannot wait to go back year after year. The staff is amazing---totally energetic and very engaging for the kids and adults. There is a great variety of things to do for everybody. I love the mix between... More 

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Petaluma, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

“To the best vacation you have had since becoming a parent” reads the sign that is attached to our assigned room at Family Vacation Center (FVC) at the University of California Santa Barbara. And this is true. My children and I have been coming to FVC for 10 years and it never gets old. Each year there is a different... More 

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Arkansas
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is my 9th year at Family Vacation Center (FVC) at the University of California Santa Barbara and as my week here is coming to an end I reflect back on all I have experienced this week. The staff at FVC does a wonderful job creating activities for kids, adults and family time. There is something fun to do all... More 

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