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Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center

San Rafael Residence Hall, Ucsb, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center
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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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Stevenson Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

FVC is a wonderful place for a proper vacation with family. The children are well cared for, entertained and made to feel special and valued. The adult activities are fun and they have something for everyone. Most vacations are a lot of work for parents- do everything you normally do at home in a less convenient place. Not so here.... More 

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a gem! Our family has been so happy with our experience at this camp year after year. Located on the UCSB campus, this family camp offers the best options for both kids and parents. The counselors are always prepared to have a blast with the kids and they know how to take care of the parents too! A perfect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Where else could you have swimming, biking, golfing, tennis, mechanical bull riding, rock climbing, wine tasting, and foodie tour? There was something for all 16 of us ages 5-75. Everybody loved it. Oh, and it is right on the ocean. The best thing is the staff and couselors. The college age couselors are high energy, very enthusiastic and great role... More 

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San Mateo, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are having so much fun at FVC - seeing old friends, meeting new ones, enjoying great new additions like the rock wall and Taste of Santa Barbara tour, as well as old favorites such as the wine tour, bike rides, and parents' events. Truly something for everyone, and so easy to enjoy with our extended family. As always, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing vacation for parents and kids. Something for everyone - whether you want to lie by the pool, go hiking, take a beer tour, surf, do arts and crafts, you name it. The kids are occupied about 6 hours per day in age group activities with fantastic counselors. Amazing staff are well trained to create a fun environment for... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Family Vacation Center (FVC) is a great all-inclusive vacation for families of all ages. This is our 10th year going in a 3-generation family, and we all have a wonderful time. The kids get out and explore with their college-aged counselors, and we adults get to have fun with each other with wine tasting, Santa Barbara food & wine... More 

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