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Things to do in Carpinteria

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.
Food
“Very cool vibes and fresh open space. Awesome place to try a flight of some delicious local beers.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“Higher end fine dining with a great bar. Fixe price menu and regular menu. Steak Frites and a great Salmon Sandwich. Lovely breakfast served on the weekends. Enjoy Slys!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Lots of beer options and good food. They have a great patio space. Dog & kid-friendly.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Nature
“have a picnic on Pacific Ocean, on Carpinteria State Beach, Days passes are available daily, camp sites need reservation up to 6 months in advance.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great for wine flights. Food is usually pretty good with their specialty being a variety of French fries. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One of the best foods in the area. Open the latest. Outdoor patio for dogs.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a fun, beautiful spot that overlooks the ocean. Great burgers, onion rings, beer and kombucha on tap. Feels like you're in someone's backyard right on the beach. Very cool vibes.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Live bands on weekends, open cooking where you can cook for yourself or be served. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
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“Iconic italian restaurant. Wait times may be long but you will enjoy the food and the ambiance. Try to sit outside if possible.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“ Great coffee spot, acai bowls and lots of baked goods. Sit on the patio. Usually art hung inside. From outside seating you can see the largest Torry Pine Tree ever. Check out the plaque on the tree.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great breakfast spot. The owner and his staff are so nice. The food is good, not overly salty or greasy. We love their omelettes and homemade biscuits.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Really friendly staff. Delicious food. We love their Spicy Fried Noodles (pad kee mao/drunken noodles). Always made to perfection. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Large Market with absolutely everything you would ever need for your vacation.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Patio seating, dog friendly, ginormous salads, great sandwiches, breakfast with a local twist. If you go down Sunday, go early! It's very popular!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“Their food and coffee are delicious! And of course their cupcakes are yummy too.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“You have to walk across the railroad tracks, so take care! You can walk past the seal rookery, and the bird sanctuary. ”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Higher end fine dining with a great bar. Fixe price menu and regular menu. Steak Frites and a great Salmon Sandwich. Lovely breakfast served on the weekends. Enjoy Slys!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Lots of beer options and good food. They have a great patio space. Dog & kid-friendly.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great for wine flights. Food is usually pretty good with their specialty being a variety of French fries. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best foods in the area. Open the latest. Outdoor patio for dogs.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a fun, beautiful spot that overlooks the ocean. Great burgers, onion rings, beer and kombucha on tap. Feels like you're in someone's backyard right on the beach. Very cool vibes.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Live bands on weekends, open cooking where you can cook for yourself or be served. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Iconic italian restaurant. Wait times may be long but you will enjoy the food and the ambiance. Try to sit outside if possible.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“ Great coffee spot, acai bowls and lots of baked goods. Sit on the patio. Usually art hung inside. From outside seating you can see the largest Torry Pine Tree ever. Check out the plaque on the tree.”
  • 9 locals recommend

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