Located right next to UCSB's campus, Isla Vista is home to mostly students. It sits right on the bluffs and has some great spots for relaxing, surfing, biking, skateboarding, and running. Here are a few things to definitely check out while you're there.
Wander down Del Playa Drive, the heart of University of California Santa Barbara's off-campus social life.
and walk around Coal Oil Point Reserve,
...eat some delicious pizza at Woodstocks.