Santa Barbara is often referred to as the “American Riviera.” The seaside city claims the perfect mixture of festive and laid-back settings, weather that is always just right, and educational cultural establishments. Nights are filled with partying and relaxation. You will find the crowds you’re looking for– from wild and rowdy to the more calm and sophisticated. Go to The Neighborhood for a typical Santa Barbara bar experience, including fun games and an easygoing atmosphere; visit The Velvet Jones or The James Joyce for some of the best live music and cocktails; and explore wine country with various tours.