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County Offers Discounts to Firefighters

Visitors Bureau Organizes Program With Shops, Restaurants, Hotels, Others


As a way to thank firefighters from all over the state that helped protect Santa Barbara County on multiple occasions in the last year, fifty hotels, restaurants, wineries, museums and attractions in the county have joined together to create an exclusive California firefighter’s discount program. Through December 31, 2009, firefighters from anywhere in California need only to identify themselves and mention the discount program at any of the offered locations to take advantage of the offers.

Fire crews traveled from all over the state to battle the recent Jesusita Fire, and slept in area hotels between their shifts. As a way to express their gratitude for keeping the area safe and beautiful, the Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau and Film Commission created the discount program to allow the brave men and women to return with family and friends to experience the more relaxing side of Santa Barbara.

The program includes discounts from nineteen hotels and eight restaurants in the county, as well as discounted or free admission to twenty-two museums, attractions and events, allowing even local firefighters to take advantage of the offer.

The list of participating businesses can be found by clicking here. For details about specific locations and discounts they are offering, California firefighters should email tourism@santabarbaraca.com, or call (805) 966-9222.

Ryan Neal is an Independent intern.

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