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Summerland
This town’s name says it all: Summerland is a classic California beach town. Just five miles south of Santa Barbara, swing off Highway 101 to meander down Lillie Avenue, dotted with antique stores, cozy cafes and locally owned shops punctuated by charming cottages. The town’s central beach is framed by Lookout Park, where you can watch the breakers from above and take in the breathtaking views.

All things to do » Things to do

Nearby recommended attractions:

Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Santa Barbara County Courthouse(Santa Barbara)
Designed by William Mooser III in the Spanish-Moorish architectural style, this working courthouse is surrounded by landscaped gardens and lawns.
Attraction type: Government Buildings; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Observatories/ Planetariums
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Santa Barbara Bowl
Santa Barbara Bowl(Santa Barbara)
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Lotusland
Lotusland(Santa Barbara)
Owner description: Lotusland is a globally reknowned 37-acre estate and botanic garden situated in the foothills of Montecito, California. It  is home to 3,200 different types of plants from around... more Owner description: Lotusland is a globally reknowned 37-acre estate and botanic garden situated in the foothills of Montecito, California. It  is home to 3,200 different types of plants from around the world. The estate gardens were created by Madame Ganna Walska, who owned the property from 1941 until her death in 1984. The fascinating life and career of Madame Ganna Walska culminated with 43 years of designing unusual display gardens with exotic plants. In her writings she described herself as “an enemy of the average” – truly a woman of unique accomplishments, philosophies and imagination. Lotusland  is home to several extraordinary collections including rare cycads, cacti, palms and euphorbias. Additional gardens feature ferns, aloes, lotuses, water lilies, bromeliads and cactus garden with more than 300 species.Lotusland’s  philosophies addresses the ecology of the garden, employing management practices that promote the health of the individual plants and the garden as a whole. Reservations are required to visit. less
Attraction type: Gardens
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The Granada Theatre
The Granada Theatre(Santa Barbara)
Owner description: Home of the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, The Granada in beautiful Downtown Santa Barbara is a year-round entertainment venue featuring local and international... more Owner description: Home of the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, The Granada in beautiful Downtown Santa Barbara is a year-round entertainment venue featuring local and international acts on tour, including Classical and Pop concerts, Broadway musicals, Theatre, Dance and more. Built in 1924, the historic Granada underwent a $60 million restoration before reopening in March, 2008. Available for private tours. Call for information. less
Attraction type: Theaters
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Santa Barbara Scenic Drive
Santa Barbara Scenic Drive(Santa Barbara)
Attraction type: Scenic Drives
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Summerland Beach Cafe
Summerland Beach Cafe
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Summerland
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Cafe Luna
Cafe Luna
Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Summerland
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Stacky's Seaside
Stacky's Seaside
Ranked #3 of 7 Restaurants in Summerland
Price:
Cuisines: Seafood
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The Beanery Cafe
Ranked #4 of 7 Restaurants in Summerland
Price: $5 - $6
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Nugget
Ranked #5 of 7 Restaurants in Summerland

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Castillo Inn at the Beach
2.5 of 5
Castillo Inn at the Beach
$111 - $229
Ranked #6 of 61 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Marina Beach Motel
Marina Beach Motel
$145 - $198
Ranked #8 of 61 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Inn At East Beach
2.5 of 5
Inn At East Beach
$157 - $272
Ranked #12 of 61 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Spanish Garden Inn
4.0 of 5
Spanish Garden Inn
$321 - $532
Ranked #2 of 61 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Harbor House Inn
3.0 of 5
Harbor House Inn
$166 - $405
Ranked #3 of 61 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Canary, a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5
Canary, a Kimpton Hotel
$292 - $701
Ranked #9 of 61 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Simpson House Inn
4.0 of 5
Simpson House Inn
$346 - $534
Ranked #1 of 61 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Belmond El Encanto
5.0 of 5
Belmond El Encanto
$442 - $927
Ranked #4 of 61 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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San Ysidro Ranch, a Ty Warner Property
5.0 of 5
San Ysidro Ranch, a Ty Warner Property
$752 - $2,360
Ranked #5 of 61 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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