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02/17/2019
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Best Coffee Shops in Santa Barbara

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For the morning person, Santa Barbara has the perfect perk to start your day. The town is dotted with coffee shops like little jewels that ensure that you’re never too far away from having your caffeine fix. Read more to learn about the best coffee shops in Santa Barbara! Breakfast Culture Club This quaint boutique coffee shop in the heart of Santa Barbara serves Handlebar coffee. But as the name implies, there’s more for you here than just coffee. There’s art that infuses the air around you. Artists from around

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02/8/2019
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3 Reasons to Spend Valentine’s Day 2019 in Santa Barbara

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In Santa Barbara, you will find a place that is always a pleasure to visit regardless of the time of year, but you will find an especially awesome experience over Valentine’s Day. Not only is a beautiful place with the perfect weather, but it offers so many unique ways to find memorable experiences with the one that you love. The following are just three of seemingly endless reasons to spend Valentine’s Day 2019 in Santa Barbara. Enjoy the Wine The community here takes their wine very seriously, and there are

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01/25/2019
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Santa Barbara Winter Activities to Try This Season

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Winter in Santa Barbara is probably a little (a lot!) different than it is in your own home town; it’s actually a season we look forward to every year! Offering sunny days, happy people, and cooler temperatures (but not too cold!) our winters are the perfect time to spend outdoors and we do so as often as we can; no cocooning here! And if you’re thinking about taking a winter vacation to some new an exotic place, Santa Barbara should be at the top of your list. To make absolutely

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01/14/2019
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A Party Lover’s Guide to Nightlife in Santa Barbara

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Do the opening notes of your favorite song start your feet moving in time with the beat? Does a room filled with people chatting, laughing, and dancing spark a sense of belonging deep in your heart? And does the sound of glasses clinking and corks popping bring a sparkle to your eyes? Yes, we guessed it; you, my friend, are a party lover, in search of the never-ending celebration. During your Santa Barbara sojourn, we have just the spots for you! This guide to night life in Santa Barbara is

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12/27/2018
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Top Reasons To Spend 2019 New Year’s In Santa Barbara

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As time goes by, we may find ourselves losing interest in the things that have always excited us before; repetition leads to boredom and although, for example, you’ve truly enjoyed your New Year’s festivities in your hometown, there’s only so many times you can go to the same places, see the same people, and make the same toasts before you start to wonder if there are more ways to celebrate your favorite holiday. And to that, we say you better believe there is; especially when you travel to beautiful Santa

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12/12/2018
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The Most Beautiful Santa Barbara Parks

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There are so many things to love about Santa Barbara, but getting outside should be the first on everyone’s list! Between the beautiful weather and incredible scenery, time in this town is best spent enjoying it. The community is well aware of the blessings of this location and has created countless amazing parks to celebrate it. The following are the most beautiful Santa Barbara parks. Arroyo Burro Beach County Park This is the place to be in Santa Barbara, as it offers sandy beaches, grassy fields, and towering bluffs with

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12/3/2018
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Fun Winter Activities in Santa Barbara to Enjoy Outdoors

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With temperatures hovering in the upper 60s throughout winter, the town of Santa Barbara is a great location for enjoying the beautiful California coastline and all of the winter activities in Santa Barbara! Celebrate the Holidays With twinkling holiday lights strung between Mediterranean-style white stucco buildings, Santa Barbara becomes even more charming in winter. Enjoy the town’s lights with a ride aboard the delightful open-air trolley. With darkness blanketing the town and a chill in the air, sipping hot cider and singing carols aboard the trolley is a quintessential holiday

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11/28/2018
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Kid-Friendly Brunch Spots in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara is an amazing getaway for experiencing the beach. With all the places to go and see, your kids are sure to enjoy Santa Barbara as much as you do. Now, let’s make sure you can give the kiddos an enjoyable brunch dining experience while in Santa Barbara. The following are some of the best kid-friendly brunch spots in Santa Barbara. On The Alley If you are looking for delicious, simple brunch for the kids, On The Alley is the place to be. Located in a tucked away spot

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11/19/2018
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3 Hidden Gems in this Santa Barbara Guidebook

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So now that you have landed on Santa Barbara as your vacation destination of a lifetime, you could buy one of many of the Santa Barbara Guidebook written about our fair city, go to all the places listed between its pages, and end up having the exact same vacation that thousands of other vacationers have experienced. Alternatively, you could color outside the lines and experience our town in a way that is both daring and unique. It’s your vacation, and there really aren’t any rules, but if you choose to the

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11/12/2018
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The Best Winter Events in Santa Barbara

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We’re not bragging or anything, but winter in Santa Barbara is just about the most perfect time of year. The skies are blue and clear, the sun shines brightly over the breathtaking landscape, and the temperatures are never too cold or too hot. Ok, maybe we’re bragging a little, considering that many of our guests live in parts of the world where winter comes early and lasts late, but can you blame us? Santa Barbara is as close to paradise as you can get, and if you feel the urge

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