Visit Westmont Choose your own Friday Adventure!
Join us for a limited-time Friday visit experience on October 1, 8 or 15. Visit Westmont on any of these Fridays and receive a campus tour and information session with your admissions counselor. Afterwards, enjoy a quintessential Santa Barbara experience for free!
Each visiting student will receive a gift card for one local treat and a voucher for one Santa Barbara experience. Decide between craft coffee, world-famous ice cream or a local favorite—tacos. Then, you can choose your own adventure with up to two guests: rent a bike and explore East Beach, visit the beautiful Santa Barbara Zoo or see a movie at the one-of-a-kind Arlington Theatre.
Caje Coffee Roasters
A local favorite amongst Westmont students for studying and staying caffeinated, Cajé calls itself “Santa Barbara's premier coffee roaster” and sports “a retro edgy vibe at the hands of some of the world's best baristas and roasters.” Use your voucher to order one of their Instagram-worthy coffee drinks or enjoy a snack on their outdoor patio.
- 416 E Haley St · In The Mill Santa Barbara, CA 93101
- 1316 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
McConnell's Ice Cream
This world-famous ice cream brand began right here in Santa Barbara. Indulge in their decadent and delicious assortment of ice creams to cool off on a warm California day.
- 728 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
- 120 State Street, Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Mony's Mexican Food
Owned and operated by a Westmont alum, these tacos are some of the best tacos around town. Fresh meats and custom salsas make this the go to place to grab some of Santa Barbara’s most iconic food.
- 217 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Bike Ride on East Beach
Grab a beach cruiser and explore Santa Barbara’s East Beach and Stearns Wharf area. Biking and enjoying East Beach is a weekly (if not daily) activity for Westmont students.
- 24 E. Mason St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Santa Barbara Zoo
Consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best small zoos, the Santa Barbara Zoo provides a great view of a wide variety of beautiful animals—as well as the ocean! Westmont economics & business majors have partnered with the zoo via the Westmont Decision Lab in an entrepreneurial effort to promote high-quality decision making, growth strategy and community engagement.
- 500 Ninos Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Movie at the Arlington
The Arlington Theatre is a local Santa Barbara landmark. Inside, this historic, mission-style theater is modeled after an authentic paseo with a shimmering star ceiling. The Arlington hosts the Santa Barbara International Film Festival every year, which allows our film studies students to gain valuable insight while working prestigious internships with the festival.
- 1317 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101