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04/10/2018
Santa Barbara Activities

Best Bike Trails in Santa Barbara

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The community in Santa Barbara is one that takes biking quite seriously. With natural landscapes so beautiful, it would be a shame to not fully take advantage of it, and biking through some amazing trails is one of the best ways to do just that. While there are seemingly endless trails and ways to enjoy the area on your bike, the following are some of the local favorite trails that you need to check out the next time you are here! Beach Cruising from East to West Beach East and

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03/6/2018
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Family Friendly Activities in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara has found its way into the heart of countless vacationers. It is the go-to destination for millions of people, year after year. This is due to incredible weather regardless of the season, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and a vibrant culture. As such, visitors find there are so many unique and exciting things to do on a Santa Barbara vacation. This is true for any vacation, but it is particularly true for the families that vacation here. When you come to Santa Barbara, look

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02/14/2018
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Top 5 Spring Outdoor Activities in Santa Barbara

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There really isn’t a bad time of year to visit Santa Barbara, but there is a time of year where romance blooms stronger and the promise of adventure reaches its peak. Springtime in southern California is all about excitement and the joy of the great outdoors! From high flying excitement to waterborne adventures and everything in between, we’ve done the research and found these top five outdoor activities to enjoy in Santa Barbara in the spring! The View from Above The only thing that can improve a Santa Barbara morning

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02/7/2018
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Isn’t It Time You Crossed Some Items Off Your California Bucket List?

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Life is too short to keep making lists and never crossing the items off, and now that the mudslides have been cleared away from Highway 101, it’s the perfect time to get that pen out and GO! The weather in Santa Barbara right now is as close to perfect as you can get, and if you’re not sure of where to start on your bucket list, we have compiled this list of exciting places for you to experience! Explore the Architecture of Santa Barbara and its Surrounding Areas Mission Santa

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01/5/2018
Events in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

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With so many celebrities and such beautiful houses, Santa Barbara has a reputation of glitz—and when it comes to starting the new year in style, the city lives up to that reputation proudly! There’s no shortage of options in Santa Barbara as the calendar flips, so it’s time to start planning your first big outing of the year and visit Santa Barbara! See some of the top reasons you should visit below. 7th Annual Winter Wine Classic Wine connoisseurs will certainly want to be in Santa Barbara during this popular

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12/18/2017
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Top Local Brews to Try Out

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Santa Barbara is home to some of the best wine country in the United States. Because of this the city enjoys visitors from all over the world. Lovers of wine find a lovely place to enjoy a vacation in Santa Barbara. The city is also home to one of the most thriving craft beer scenes in the state of California, which is saying a lot. There are many local breweries that are serving countless unique beers that you can only try here. The following are a couple of the local

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12/11/2017
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Bucket List Activities in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara is a very special place because of how many unique ways there are to spend a day. The average day in Santa Barbara takes a whole new life than the average day in most places. Gorgeous beaches, a bustling downtown, and weather that is always perfect make for the perfect place for any number of fun activities. Any bucket list worth its salt should have a few Santa Barbara items on it. While there are countless amazing ways to spend a day here, there are a few things

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10/23/2017
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Top Wine Bars in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara gets a lot of attention for its weather and beaches, but perhaps not enough is focused on its amazing wine scene. Wine is a major part of the city’s culture, from the vineyards and wineries to the tasting rooms and wine bars. The city is full of unique places offering the best selections of wine that you will find anywhere. If you are looking for a charming place to enjoy some amazing wines, you should check out some the best wine bars in the city listed below. Les

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10/13/2017
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Top Reasons to Visit Santa Barbara for Halloween

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There is no time of year in which you cannot enjoy the incredible beauty of Santa Barbara. But around Halloween, the city comes to life with opportunity after opportunity to have an amazing time. The best part is that there is something for everyone here. Whether you are looking to go to amazing parties, do something fun with kids, or anything in between, you will find a Halloween that you won’t soon forget in Santa Barbara. Great Parties Santa Barbara is a fun-loving town with a strong college presence, so

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10/9/2017
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5 Fun Facts About Santa Barbara

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Most people know that Santa Barbara is a beautiful place with incredible weather year-round; however, that is often the extent of their knowledge. People who visit the area come to find that this is only the surface of what you will find. With each new exploration, you will find more and more to love about the area. Here are a few interesting facts about Santa Barbara. The Mountains are Not Your Typical Mountains The area features a beautiful mountain range in the Santa Ynez Mountains just to the north of

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