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Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you need a refresh and to actually relax on vacation with your family, look no further than the Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center! The fun friendly and responsible staff at the FVC whisk your children away for fun and educational experiences during the day while you can relax (sleep) or join one of the variety of scheduled adult activities.... More

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First timer at the Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center and it was a blast! Our girls loved the kids programs during the day and we loved the babysitting a night. Never a dull moment. We can't wait to return next year.

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I took 2 of our sons and their wives and our 3 grandchildren (ages 1-4) for the week of July 4th. We were considering a cruise or all-inclusive, but nothing worked for us and I'm glad it didn't since we wouldn't want to have missed this great experience. There were lots of fun activities for all 3... More

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Yuma, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great vacation at the FVC! We have always loved Santa Barbara, but have never experienced it quite like this. The kids programs were amazing. Age appropriate yet challenging, which my girls loved. They came home with a new-found sense of independence and adventure, which I thank the FVC for. The hubby and I loved the wine tasting, and... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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
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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
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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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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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Address: San Rafael Residence Hall, Ucsb, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Number of rooms: 68
Also Known As:
Santa Barbara Family Vacation Hotel Santa Barbara

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