Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

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By edhat staff

Visit Santa Barbara, a nonprofit that promotes tourism and film in Santa Barbara, released a new video highlighting the local destination attractions.

The video was published last week and aims to emphasize the natural beauty and creative industries, displaying Santa Barbara as a destination of wondrous beauty.

"There are seaside escapes. Then there’s a gentle crescent of California coast connecting breathtaking beaches, soaring mountains, verdant vineyards, elevated enclaves and eclectic communities. You see, there’s beautiful…and there’s Santa Barbara Where the sea and mountains feel as one, the sun feels more golden, and the valleys overflow with a bounty of color," the caption reads.

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RonCranstenTheThird May 28, 2019 07:44 AM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

Lets not forget the thousands of complaining rich self entitled elderly people and know it all Nancy's that are turning this once local beach community into a kook town.

AQUAHOLIC May 25, 2019 01:41 PM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

A bit of a missed opportunity, if one truly wished to show the incomparable beauty of Santa Barbara. I found the video very lacking, in color and substance...SO many bright, beautiful gardens, festivals, architecture, markets and scenes in this city. Yes, it was probably shot over a few days time and is definitely a tourist/visitor video. We know the beauty here, both the obvious and hidden, that's all that matters! Sequoia sempervirens are also in a lovely grove, in Stow Grove Park, Goleta!

bgallery May 25, 2019 11:43 AM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

Too many generic images of people on the beach & similar. Need shots of Lotusland (especially cactus and basalt garden), Art Tours, Solstice Parade, Jeff Shelton architecture --and more things unique to SB.

Shasta Guy May 25, 2019 10:01 AM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

One thing that is great about the video is that it shows how much a beautiful place that we get to live in! The tourists get to visit and the go back to their not Santa Barbara places. I very much appreciate every day here for the beauty and wonderful quality of life. Did you notice the beans getting roasted at Handlebars?

behm.jason@gmail May 25, 2019 09:46 AM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

Coming from a 45year native The narration with this voice sounds like an imaxtheater intro. Glimpses of all the same coverage thru the years, I still haven't seen an awesome arial view from the top of East CaminoCielo, but the folks that developed this footage probably wouldn't know their way around up there, LOL!

Flicka May 25, 2019 09:00 AM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

This video is for tourists. It doesn't mean locals need to "own" a horse to ride on the beach, or own a boat the get on the ocean you rent those when you visit (or live here).

Baseball guy May 25, 2019 08:53 AM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

Nice visuals. Horrible music and dreadful narration. What team if artsy people thought this is appealing to a broad spectrum of people? Make a video for ‘regular ‘ people.

buckwheat May 25, 2019 08:22 AM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

After watching the video I knew there would be numerous comments from negative malcontents like BIG MACK. Like I've said many times before, "things are not as bad as many perceive them to be!" Count your blessings!

Flicka May 24, 2019 06:48 PM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

I thought it was very good, I'd like to visit if I wasn't born here. Murky tar filled water? I have stood on our Carp bluffs at high tide and looked down at water so clear we could see fish swimming. Surfer boys, complaining one is "looking at his friend lovingly" ? Friends smiling at each other, nothing wrong there.

REX OF SB May 24, 2019 04:07 PM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

In what appears to an homage to the…unpleasantness…at St. Anthony's Seminary some time back, there is a slightly unnerving scene at the 2:30 mark in which a priest is gazing adoringly at a very young boy. What's THAT all about?

Factotum May 24, 2019 02:51 PM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

Reminder: where does the city of Santa Barbara get most its operating revenues: (1) Property taxes, the more expensive the property the better - no property taxes from non-profit housing or non-profit operations like schools etc. (2) Retail sales taxes - and auto sales - support your local businesses and shop brick and mortar to support city operations, (3) TOT - TOURISM taxes - yes, love them or hate them, we depend on this tax source as one of the city's major revenue streams. (4) Fees and fines.

a-1566386659 May 24, 2019 01:48 PM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

Coastwatch is right: the cello music and tinkling piano, too, was obnoxious. But, on the bright side, look how many actors got work. (What's with the surfer kid looking lovingly at his surf rat friend @2:30? That is bizarre . . .) The view from the Courthouse clock tower can't be beat, most days, so they got that right. I just hope the tourists know that if they slow down to a crawl to check out store fronts or road signs, that SBers are gonna honk their horns at them. And there really should be a "cautionary" sister vid that tells visitors about the one-way streets, the abominable traffic-crowded streets and to look out for the locals who roll through stop signs/red lights. I think every place now, of any consequence and with nice climate, has its share of homeless. Just, please, touros, don't give the bums a dime.

Lucky 777 May 24, 2019 10:57 AM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

Next level sensations! Wow!! It seemed more like an ad for the Bacara Resort and Spa than Santa Barbara, especially not for downtown in its present state.

a-1566386659 May 24, 2019 10:53 AM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

It’s nice to be reminded of the beautiful place we live. No place is perfect. And everything beautiful has it’s blemishes. Lovely video.

CoastWatch May 24, 2019 10:16 AM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

What an overstated pile of BS... I love they way they show the ocean and the next clip is a woman swimming in crystal-clear water- Or the clear ocean shot of a kelp forest that was from Santa Rosa Island... They will be in for a rude awakening when they hit our murky-tar-infested (natural seepage) waters. Yeah, overstated and over dramatic Cello music too- LMAO!

Factotum May 24, 2019 11:03 AM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

Hiking and biking seems more appropriate for an active , younger and family audiences; than cold ocean water activities. Overly dramatic narration, but visually pleasant. C+ -B- for general tourism appeal, unless it is being sent to Minnesota in the winter. Then it gets an A.

Factotum May 24, 2019 10:12 AM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

RE: Redwood Grove - Santa Barbara Botanic Garden website: "The Redwood Forest is like no other place in the Botanic Garden. Cool and serene even on the hottest summer day, the towering grove of coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) is one of the Garden's most memorable places. Planted in the flood plain of Mission Creek, whose waters sustain their rapid growth, the oldest trees date from 1926. Carpets of redwood-sorrel (Oxalis oregona,) and wild-ginger (Asarum caudatum) intermix with ferns to form the understory. In spring, the beautiful flowers of California rose bay (Rhododendron macrophyllum) and western azalea (Rhododendron occidentale) brighten the lush green landscape."

Big mack May 24, 2019 10:03 AM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

Of course, not shown is the millions of deralics homeless, sky high housing costs, dining and Santa Barbara's main attraction = drunks with bars on every corner .

Roger May 25, 2019 09:22 AM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

If there isn't that many homeless people here please explain who all those people are that camp all over the place in Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Carpinteria, in peoples yards, on public property, as well as parks, along side the 101, in creeks, along bike paths, rail road tracks, in their cars, RV's, on sidewalks, Dumpster enclosures, etc....Who are these people a hall of alot more than just 1,800 for the whole county...There is not a million I agree but there is alot.

Baseball guy May 25, 2019 08:48 AM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

First, there aren’t a million people in all of SB County let alone that many homeless people. Secondly, stay out of the small lower State St area of concentrated eating/drinking establishments if you wish to avoid the drunks you refer to. Lastly, if it’s so horrid here, PLEASE LEAVE !!!

Red Creek May 24, 2019 08:48 PM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

Your stories about instant buyers is incorrect. The vast majority of buyers take a while to find a place they can afford, enjoy, or tolerate for the sake of being here. It is a very difficult real estate market and always has been for 90% of the population.

Factotum May 24, 2019 11:07 AM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

Have heard several stories now of people visiting Santa Barbara for a short-time and buying a house on that same visit - some do find our housing both affordable and desirable.

Big mack May 24, 2019 10:08 AM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

Yes, bring your family here as depicted in the video and see the drunks stagger from one bar to the next bar . Great for your kids to see !! Otherwise, truly good video .

420722 May 24, 2019 09:09 AM
Visit Santa Barbara Releases New Tourism Video

They forgot to show all the homeless camps and the beginning showed a dad and son in the redwood forest. Tourist need to be aware there is no redwood forest in Santa Barbara. Also it’s not as clean as depicted in this clip.

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