Whether you’re a longtime Santa Barbaran seeking new experiences or first-time visitor drawing up an inaugural itinerary, tour guide Tara Jones has a new book for you. This month, the Eat This, Shoot That! founder will release 100 Things To Do in Santa Barbara Before You Die, a compendium of places to see, things to eat and drink, and adventures to enjoy in town.
Jones, who has lived here for 15 years, sought out “unique experiences” for the S.B. version of the popular book series, scouring every source, from friends to tourist resources such as Visit Santa Barbara to business owners. The resulting list features entries such as taking horseback rides on Summerland beaches, sharing Saturn-viewing sessions with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, and chowing down on the PB&J burger at American Ale. “I feel like a true local now,” says Jones after her four months of research. “It was so hard to narrow it down to 100 experiences.”
The book’s release party is at Figueroa Mountain Brewery in the Funk Zone on February 25, 5-7 p.m, where the first 50 visitors will get a free beer and cupcake. For more info see EatThisShootThat.com