We've been going to the UCSB Family Vacation Center for five years now and love it! Imagine a land-locked cruise ship with all the activities to enjoy and the freedom to do nothing at all, if you choose. The staff is excellent and the counselors are terrific with the children. This last summer we brought our 8, 10, and 15 year old kids and each one of them had a blast - even the teenager! The FVC has many adult-themed evening activities as well, and the counselors do double-duty as baby sitters, so we could enjoy our evenings out.
The UCSB campus has much to offer in the way of activities and most, if not all, are available to the vacationers at FVC. I brought my bicycle up for the first time this past Summer and went on several rides around Goleta and Santa Barbara. There are bike paths around the "dorms" as well, so kids have a safe place to ride.
So many great things to do and all this with the security of knowing your children are having a ball with well-trained, fun-loving counselors. You really have got to try the FVC!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Summer Camp for the whole family! The Family Vacation Center offers week-long Family Camp experiences on the beachside campus of the University of California Santa Barbara. This all-inclusive experience includes daily child care (kids camp), family activities like Smores on the Beach, Pool Parties and Family Carnivals as well as nightly adult only activities that include a hosted bar.This hassle free family vacation is perfect for the family who loves spending time together, and also enjoys the option of kids camp and "parents night out" time! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Santa Barbara Family Vacation Hotel Santa Barbara