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Student Responses to Review Topic: What To Do For Fun
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  • Elizabeth from South Gate, CA
  • Apr-03-2014 I am a current student here

    If you are an outdoors person hiking or going for a run in Santa Barbara is amazing. Having the ocean right by UCSB is also a plus for going for a job or simply sitting on the sand to read a book.

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  • Tram-Diana from San Diego, CA
  • Mar-25-2014 I am a current student here

    THE BEACH (obviously). There's also the really cute downtown Santa Barbara which is your typically tourist-y beach town. Also about half an hour north is a small Danish town called Solvang and an ostrich farm!

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  • Anonymous
  • Mar-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Isla Vista is right next to campus so all the big parties are just a few blocks away from the dorms. If you are not into the party scene, there are various clubs that allow you to meet people very quickly and greek life on campus is 1/4 of the student population and I encourage you to join something while you are here.

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  • Student from Riverside, CA
  • Mar-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Party in IV but if you're not a big party-goer, there are always alternative events put on by the RAs in each dorm that you can go to which are pretty fun with free food. Explore Santa Barbara since UCSB really isn't in Santa Barbara but in a town called Goleta. There are tons to do downtown like shopping, museums, music venues, and the movies. And there is always the beach!

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  • Kaveh from Anaheim Hills, CA
  • Mar-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Hit the beach and surf, or check out Downtown! I'd stay away from DP (del Playa) for a while, as things there can get crazy.

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  • Miriam from Goleta, CA
  • Feb-26-2014 I am a current student here

    You have endless opportunities here. Living next to the beach always gives you something to do.

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  • Brenda from Los Angeles, CA
  • Feb-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Party, and party, an pah- pah- pah party, study hard, getting interactive with my classmates in fun debates, co-ed intramural sports, inter-ethnic facilities for everyone, and best of all every type of organization you can think off ranging from LGBTQ, to sisterhoods, and more.

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  • Gloria from Los Angeles, CA
  • Feb-21-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many things to do for fun. Of course UCSB is known for their parties, so of course weekend nights you can find yourself on the college town known as Isla Vista where you will find a lot of college students having fun at parties. But there is more to just parties, we have the beach, so why not go for a swim, hang out with some friends or simply go for a walk. There are also volleyball courts and soccer fields and many other sports, usually on weekends or nice sunny afternoons there are always students out playing sports and don't be afraid to join in. We also have the mountains about 15 minutes away from campus. There are many trails and waterfalls during the spring which makes it fun to go hiking. Downtown Santa Barbara is also about 25 minutes away and there is a bus that takes you directly there and back to campus. The famous State St. in downtown is filled with shops where you can go shopping, or for a nice dinner and at the end of State St. you have the Pier. There are also excursion clubs that are free to go see new fun and exciting places. There are tons of stuff to do at UCSB and its surroundings.

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  • from San Diego, CA.
  • Feb-13-2014 I am a current student here

    When all else fails, have a night out in IV. We're known as the #2 Party School in the U.S. for a reason. There's always a car ride out to downtown Santa Barbara and visit State Street, which has a bunch of restaurants and nice stores. We do live on the beach, so a day out on the beach is always an option. Your possibilities are endless in Santa Barbara.

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  • Anthony from Santa Barbara, CA
  • Feb-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Sometimes I like to go out and take hikes, since the mountains are only a few miles from campus. there are so many wonderful hiking trails.I also like to go to downtown Santa Barbara, it is such a beautiful place. On some occasions, when i feel like it, I like to go to the beach and hang out.

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