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08/20/2019
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Santa Barbara Halloween 2019 Events

Santa Barbara is a great destination if you’re looking to get out of town and do something fun this Halloween season. There’s always something fun to do here, but when Halloween comes around, we really go all out. Make sure to check out some of the Santa Barbara Halloween events we’re most excited about this year: Santa Barbara Harvest Moon Dance Festival This is a thrilling way to kick your vacation off in style. Enjoy the music of Elixir and Pete’s Posse, and get dancing! There will be famous dancers

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08/7/2019
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Our Favorite Santa Barbara Activities in the Fall

Santa Barbara is one of the finest cities you can visit on the West Coast during the fall season. There’s so much to do here that you’ll be busy dawn to dusk! Not to mention the gorgeous weather, beautiful landscape, and the cultural liveliness that gets even sharper this time of year. Here are our favorite ways to enjoy the fall season here: Take the Santa Barbara Wine Tour and Picnic Add some class to your vacation with a gourmet picnic lunch with this high-class excursion through Santa Barbara Classic

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07/31/2019
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Top Santa Barbara Fishing Spots

One of the most popular pastimes year-round with locals and tourists in Santa Barbara is fishing. The Large Santa Barbara Channel is the perfect location to reel in big catches and have a relaxing day at your favorite Santa Barbara fishing hole. Several spots in Santa Barbara have become more popular for their abundance of fish and higher likelihood to reel in a big one. Here are the top Santa Barbara fishing spots: Arroyo Burro Beach Park One of the most popular beach parks in Santa Barbara can be found

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07/24/2019
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Your Santa Barbara Labor Day Weekend Vacation

Take advantage of the three-day Santa Barbara Labor Day Weekend. Santa Barbara is lovely in September, so what better time to come visit? While you’re here, you’ll want to make the most of the long weekend. Here are some ideas for attractions to hit each day for you Santa Barbara Labor Day Weekend. Saturday Plan to spend your first day of the Santa Barbara Labor Day Weekend at the beach, because you’ll be so excited to get to the water that you’ll just have to! Try Butterfly Beach for a

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07/11/2019
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Indoor Things to See in Santa Barbara

A Santa Barbara vacation isn’t complete without seeing attractions both outdoors and indoors. While the beaches may be calling you, there’s plenty of indoor things to see in Santa Barbara as well! Below are just a few of the places we think are worth checking out during your stay. Pasa Nuevo There are dozens of shops to explore here, so if you’re looking for a place to grab a few souvenirs, Pasa Nuevo is your place. Grab some Boba tea, stop for lunch at California Pasta, and grab a dessert

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07/11/2019
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Best Dessert in Santa Barbara to Beat the Summer Heat

Stop in for a Bite of the Best Dessert in Santa Barbara McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams is like a well-beloved local ice cream shop, conveniently located in downtown Santa Barbara. They have 22 deliciously different flavors to choose from, made with local ingredients. Even the waffle cones here are homemade, and their Santa Barbara Strawberry is the best you’ll ever have. Rori’s Artisanal Creamery is also a great choice if you want something cooling and classic like vanilla bean, milk chocolate ice cream, or root beer float. Or, you can

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06/27/2019
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Santa Barbara Attractions to Visit in the Summer

There’s no better way to enjoy summer to its fullest than by heading to Santa Barbara to soak up the sun, Pacific waves, and some Santa Barbara attractions. Whether you’re in the mood to hang out on the beach, sip on fine wine, or visit boutiques, Santa Barbara is the place to go. Check out these Santa Barbara attractions for the summer while you’re in town! Santa Barbara Attractions – Paddleboarding out of Santa Barbara Harbor The Paddle Sports Center is a great place to kick off your vacation in

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06/13/2019
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A Getaway for Two in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is one of the most colorful and vibrant cities you can visit on the entire western coastline. The rich local culture, natural wonders, and even the very architecture all exude a comfortably Californian vibe that you’ll melt into happily, and when you come to enjoy the Santa Barbara sea and sunshine with somebody you love, you’re definitely going to want to explore the romantic side of the city. Here are a few ideas for ensuring the most romantic oceanside Santa Barbara getaway ever: Spend the Day at Butterfly

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04/22/2019
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Experience Santa Barbara during Spring Break

Every year as Spring Break season rolls around, we watch the craziness from the comfort of our homes and remember fondly the fun we had during our own Spring Break days. And even though we’re a little bit older and hopefully a lot wiser, we think spring is still a season to be celebrated; just in milder ways. If you’re planning a Spring Break getaway, these fun things to do in Santa Barbara for Spring Break may even outdo the ones from your memories! Santa Barbara Spring Break – The

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02/17/2019
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Best Coffee Shops in Santa Barbara

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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