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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

New American Restaurant
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“Always hopping. Innovative food in a festive, hip atmosphere. A bit loud, tables are shared and you order at a counter. It's got a young vibe and is wildly popular among the foodie set.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A great place for lunch is the “Hitching Post 2” in Buellton. They have a sweet BBQ & picnic area (and of course, wine tastings but the wine isn’t that great). They even have a Beyond Meat™ burger, and it’s pretty fab. You can sit and overlook the fields of ostriches and Santa Barbara mountains. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“More than just great beers, they have an extensive restaurant menu to enjoy. Steaks, burgers, salmon, salads and a short rib over polenta that will make you want to come back.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“There's not many casual places to see Ostriches and Emus up close and to feed them, but here's a great day trip! After spending an hour here, continue up the road a few minutes to Solvang... a wonderful traditional German town experience.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Also a music venue. Try the Los Olivos location if you're on that side of town. Live music weekend afternoons and evenings. Both are large venues with nice outdoor garden areas.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great for breakfast or lunch - Danish and American restaurant offering breakfast all day long, 7 days a week, as well as lunch and dinner 6 nights a week.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Brewery and Restaurant, this is one of the staples of good food, wine and beer in the Valley. Consistently delicious and friendly, the seating is usually quick and you can also eat in the bar area. Sports TV's located in the bar area so you don't have to miss the game!”
  • 1 local recommends
Corner Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
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  • 2 locals recommend
Winery
“Great atmosphere like the old small clubs with stage entertainment; great music; food trucks”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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Route
  • 1 local recommends