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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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05/31/2019
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Santa Barbara Fourth of July 2019

Sure, July 4th is fun all across the country, but no celebration is quite like a Santa Barbara Fourth of July. With festivities that range the gamut from music to dancing to good eats, you’ve got your choice of activities no matter your mood! Art Show Over 80 artisans have a spot in this long-running Old Mission Santa Barbara art show. Snack on some delicious Santa Barbara Fourth of July food while looking at some of the coolest pieces the area’s local artists have to offer you. This is a

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

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

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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09/14/2018
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Awesome Santa Barbara Rainy Day Activities

California—and Santa Barbara in particular—is known for incredible weather year-round. However, like other cities on the west coast, Santa Barbara can still receive the occasional rain shower that might reduce your time outdoors for the day. When that happens, do not let it ruin your day; instead, find some fun activities to do indoors in the city! Here are some awesome Santa Barbara rainy day activities to enjoy: Find the Museums Santa Barbara is a city rich with history that can easily be explored in one of the many museums

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