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Engage at westmont


People from around the world travel to Santa Barbara to visit. And you're now living here!

Hiking Trails: Cold Springs Trailhead is a 15-min. walk from capus. Great additional trailheads include Hot Spring trailhead and Tunnel Road Trailhead.

Farmer's Markets in SB: Large open air Market every Saturday (8:30-1p) on E. Cota St. and Santa Barbara St. There is a Tuesday evening Market on State St., as well as a small Market on Coast Vilage, Friday mornings.

Coffee shops in town:

  • Coffee Bean and Starbucks (both on Coast Village. Both very popular by Westmont students. Easy access via Westmont shuttle).
  • The Good Cup ( on State St. and another location on the Mesa)
  • Peet's (on upper State)
  • The French Press ( State St.)
  • Santa Barbara Roasting Company (Lower State Street)
  • Handlebar (Canon Perdido St., by State Street).
  • Crushcakes Cucakery & Cafe (Anacapa St., by State Street).

Carrillo Swing Dancing: The 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month there are swing dancing lessons and live music at the Carillo Rec Center.

Fun restaurants: Jeannine's Bakery ( 4 different locations in SB), Flavor of India, Zen Yai, Zaytoon, Los Agaves, Blender's, Sojourner Cafe, Silvergreens

Grocery Stores: Von's, Trader Joe's, Tri-County Market, Ralphs, Fresh Market

Art Show every Sunday by the Pier (Cabrillo St. and State St.)

"First Thursdays:" The first Thursday of every month, there is a free art walk on State Street. Peruse different art galleries and shops and enjoy the evening.

Rent a paddleboard, surfboard, or kayak: There are various water equipment rental locations throughout Santa Barbara. There is one good one on the Wharf, as well as others in the neighboring vicinity.

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