and Rasmus wrote7 months, 2 weeks ago
I need some tips on where to eat, or if there is anything special going on this day. Anything a party of 9 adults and teenagers would like...?
I'm not from there, but I do live in the USA and July 4th is our Independence Day. It doesn't sound like you're from the USA, but there will be lots of festivities. Most activities in a lot of towns/cities in the USA will be family friendly, might be a parade, undoubtedly fire works (at night), and more red, white, and blue than you've probably seen in a while. These celebrations are typically free, although there will be food/drinks and other things for sale.
Personally, I would search the internet to find out about activities and choose someone you are interested in, if celebrating our Independence isn't your thing. But bare in mind, that because it is Independence Day, it's a federal holiday and there will be businesses that are closed in observance, so double-check schedules to make sure they're open. As for restaurants, I've found asking the staff (hotel, museum, other activity), is a good way to find a local favorite.
and Rasmus wrote7 months, 1 week ago
No, we are not from the US. We are two families from Norway going there on holliday. We happen to be in Santa Barbara on July.4'th. We have booked a hotel, but they offer just dinner. If there is some bigger things going on I would like some tips.
Just a few things I saw when I googled it.
I live here. In the afternoon there’s a parade down State Street (1:00 PM) & a fireworks show at 9:00 PM. And as Laurie posted above, lots of events on Stearn’s Wharf. Have fun!
It will be very crowded! There are many restaurants along State Street & on Stearn’s Wharf, but prepare to wait a while. Lots of good seafood places on the Wharf and on Cabrillo Boulevard, the main street along the shoreline.