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Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center

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South Pasadena, California
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Ever feel like you just want to get away, but are too tired to actually plan a week vacation? Let Santa Barbara's Family Vacation Center do it all for you! Pack up the kids and head to the University of Santa Barbara's campus, and encounter a week of fun and relaxation! You can do a lot, or do little, but...

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1Thank Sara D
Chino Hills, CA
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We've been returning to FVC for 10 years with our extended family. There are activities for everyone, from summer camp for the kids to wine-tasting and pub trivia for the adults. It's located in a gorgeous area right on the beach with plenty of historic venues, shopping, and restaurants nearby. The accommodations are basic (dorm suites) but comfortable, and the...

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1Thank catsaway9
Alameda, California
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

A perfect spot for families. Our kids (now 3 and 6) look forward to returning every year. So much for them to do and see! Likewise for the adults as well. The days are as full or empty as you'd like them to be. It all adds up to stress-free summer fun you won't soon forget.

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Thank William L
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This will be our third year back. My children are so excited and speak of FVC often throughout the year. First rate staff and activities. Really great for new moms and dads looking to vacation. Great balance of adult time and family time. Do take advantage of all the kids classes and activities offered!

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Thank Ttmleiner
Benicia, California, United States
Reviewed 17 June 2016

So, our 3rd annual FVC trip is almost here and we are absolutely looking forward to it. My son was 5 last year and by the end of the trip he was devastated to leave, asking if we could stay an additional week. Now at 6 I am looking forward to seeing how much he'll enjoy himself this year. It's...

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Thank Kelli T
San Jose, CA
Reviewed 16 June 2016

My wife and I stayed a second time with our 3 grandchildren, 2 sons and their wives. Once again we had a terrific family vacation and our now preparing for our 3rd visit. Perfect place for the little ones (ages 3-6). It's amazing how much they remember about their experiences there and how much they want to return. Highly recommended!

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Thank Vinoh
San Jose, California
Reviewed 16 June 2016

My husband and I, along with our extended family, will attend FVC for our 3rd weekly summer vacation. Our grandchildren are looking forward to the annual pinewood derby and their parents are looking forward to adult activities such as dinner in SB and free time while their children are attending camp. What do my husband and I enjoy? We enjoy...

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Thank Travelingpat2013
Menlo Park, California
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I love FVC! We have our family reunion at FVC every year. All three generations have a fantastic time, and everything is taken care of by the amazing FVC staff (cooking, cleaning, activities). My now-11-year old has been going since she was 1 -- and it's still one of her favorite summer activities.

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1Thank JoyceD580
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Let me just say this place is amazing! We have been coming since my kids were in kinder and first grade and now they are both in middle school. We just love everything the FVC had to offer! Kids are very engaged with their age groups and they do a variety of field trips and excursions leaving the adults for...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 15 May 2016

My husband, pre-schooler, infant and myself spent a week at the FVC last summer and on the last day put down a deposit to go again in a few months! Wonderful, relaxing vacation with high-quality child care. If you have young ones and avoid vacation due to the hassle-don't worry, they've got you covered. We found the lodging and food...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Summer Camp for the whole family! The Family Vacation Center offers week-long Family Camp experiences on the beachside campus of the University of California Santa Barbara. This all-inclusive experience includes daily child care (kids camp), family activities like Smores on the Beach, Pool Parties and Family Carnivals as well as nightly adult only activities that include a hosted bar.This hassle free family vacation is perfect for the family who loves spending time together, and also enjoys the option of kids camp and "parents night out" time! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center

Address: San Rafael Residence Hall, Ucsb, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Number of rooms: 68
Also Known As:
Santa Barbara Family Vacation Hotel Santa Barbara
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“The Rooms are all in Dorms.”
goat19821, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the mountain cluster at the end of the building, and it was quiet, yet close to everything.”
73jessicak, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We have stayed in the clusters and the towers--both were just great.”
303suzanneh, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I really liked the "Cluster Rooms" although I did not stay in the Tower so I don't have anything to compare it to.”
melissasj77, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Bring disposable flip-flops, the Santa Barbara beach has sticky natural tar that destroys shoes.”
424megans, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
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