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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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10/29/2018
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Best Santa Barbara Restaurants for a Burger

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Santa Barbara is known for a lot of things: romantic cliffs towering over the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, beautiful and ancient missions created with faith and dreams, and for being the home to some of the best burger places in the entire state of California! Ok, maybe we aren’t exactly famous for the last one, but it’s our fervent opinion that we ought to be. In those moments when all you crave in life is a big, thick, and juicy burger, these Santa Barbara restaurants have what you

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09/6/2018
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5 Best Healthy Santa Barbara California Restaurants

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As veterans of many annual vacations over the years, we all tend to expect that we will return home with some unwanted baggage, most of which will show in our waistlines! A week or more of fast food, rich food, and extra desserts will show in the tightness of our clothing, and upon returning, we resign ourselves to a few more weeks of dieting and deprivation. But what if this vacation could be different? Californians are passionate about healthy living, and when you eat at these five healthy Santa Barbara

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08/7/2018
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Great Places to Eat in Santa Barbara

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The Santa Barbara area is one that is filled with freshly grown local produce, and a number of our amazing local culinary artists have used this to their advantage to create some truly incredible dishes and eats. The next time you’re in the Santa Barbara area, here are three great places to eat in Santa Barbara you need to make sure to check out for yourself: Cold Spring Tavern From the moment you cross the threshold into the Cold Spring Tavern, you’ll immediately be taken aback to a time of frontiersman

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06/1/2018
Santa Barbara Restaurants

The Best Pizza in Santa Barbara

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When you think about food in Santa Barbara, chances are your first thoughts involve seafood. Sitting at ocean’s edge as we do, it’s a valid point, but we have to tell you the restaurants in and around Santa Barbara are a smorgasbord of international and American delights. From good old-fashioned barbecue, to healthy and organic Mediterranean, to everyone’s favorite pizza, our ocean village offers a meal for every craving—and the food we tend to crave most often is pizza! And because we know that even the healthiest of eaters share

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05/7/2018
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Best Breakfast Restaurants in Santa Barbara

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One of our favorite things about any of the meals prepared in California is knowing that our chefs and cooks have learned to combine healthy with delicious. Bland, boring, and tasteless is not in their vocabulary, as is evidenced by the list of breakfast restaurants you will find below! Serving organic and locally sourced meals, these restaurants have made it their mission to keep us healthy while doing their best to keep the environment healthy as well, ensuring that the beauty of Santa Barbara (and our own trim waistlines!) stays

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12/18/2017
Santa Barbara Activities

Try Some Local Brews – Things to do Near Santa Barbara

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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 some things to do near

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11/21/2017
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Top Pizza Spots – Santa Barbara Fun Things to do

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There are many Santa Barbara fun things to do as well as beautiful weather, sunny beaches, and delicious food. But one thing that gets overlooked is the amazing selection of pizza locations. One of the best things about being on the coast is the access to very fresh ingredients. The pizza owners in Santa Barbara have mastered the pizza pie with fresh ingredients to create a symphony of flavor. Check out these amazing pizza joints in the Santa Barbara area if you are craving this Italian favorite. Lucky Penny This

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11/9/2017
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The Best New Restaurants in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara is an amazing place to take a vacation for a list of reasons that is far too lengthy for this piece. Instead, we will focus on one reason: the food! The best new restaurants in Santa Barbara to be more precise. While there are many Santa Barbara classics that stay relevant and delicious as the year go by, there are always new places popping up that are approaching cuisine in ways that we have never seen before. The following are a couple of the most interesting new restaurants

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10/23/2017
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Top Wine Bars – Things to do in Santa Barbara CA

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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. There are many unique things to do in Santa Barbara CA and you can find 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

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