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03/18/2019
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Check Out the Upcoming Events in Santa Barbara

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As winter slowly fades away and spring begins to make its grand entrance, Santa Barbara becomes the go-to vacation destination for people from all over the world. Sunny and warm, the blue skies smiling down on everyone going about their business, it’s no wonder visitors love our hometown as much as they do. And even though we already consider it paradise, there are times of the year where paradise gets even sweeter, times when there are even more wonderful events and activities to keep us all busy and happy. And

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03/14/2019
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March Celebrations: Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, and Earth Hour in Santa Barbara

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In Santa Barbara, you will find something to celebrate throughout the entire year. But March comes with plenty of opportunities to celebrate some of the most exciting days. Throughout this month comes Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, and Earth Hour. These are fun days regardless of where you are, but they are sure to be taken to the next level in Santa Barbara. Here are some must-attend Santa Barbara events and festivals for these upcoming holidays in Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara Events for Mardi Gras There is not one particular

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03/1/2019
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Explore the Best Santa Barbara Snorkeling Spots

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If you want to experience a one-of-a-kind underwater experience during your next Santa Barbara adventure, make sure to try out snorkeling. There is nothing else quite like snorkeling, as you get a truly unique perspective of the ocean and its majestic inhabits. Here is where you can find the best Santa Barbara snorkeling spots and how you need to prepare: Refugio State Beach If you are in the mood to try out snorkeling on your own (recommended for those with prior experience), one of the closest spots you can check

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02/15/2019
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Upcoming Festivals to Attend in Santa Barbara

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As you start planning your unforgettable Santa Barbara vacation, you may begin to feel a little overwhelmed at all the amazing activities and events found in our mountain village. And as if the normal everyday adventures to be had weren’t enough, this guide to the upcoming festivals in the area is sure to extend the wow factor to the next degree. Fun, exciting, and delicious (we are renowned throughout the nation for our fantastic food festivals), every moment of every day spent here will be filled to the brim when

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01/21/2019
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Reasons to Visit Santa Barbara in the Winter

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As the days grow shorter and the nights grow colder in your hometown, your dread of the winter season becomes more and more apparent to your family and friends.We get it; it’s hard to keep a smile on your face when shoveling snow, scraping ice off windshields, or waking up to the 75th gray and gloomy day of the season ,and we think we have the solution to your problems. Your winter break is right around the corner, why not spend it in paradise? Here’s a list of other reasons

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04/12/2018
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Dog Friendly Activities and Attractions in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara is an amazing place to visit for people of all interests, as there is great natural beauty, outdoor recreation, restaurants, night life, and so much more. But it is also perfect for dogs. There is so much to smell and so much space to run, and there is plenty for dog owners to enjoy simultaneously. Next time you are visiting the city, do not hesitate to bring your furry friend along for the ride. Explore the City The beautiful thing about Santa Barbara is the people here know

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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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01/23/2017
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Santa Barbara Wedding Destinations

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Planning a destination wedding? Santa Barbara provides some of the most romantic backdrops and venues to make the trip well worth it. From historic sites, vineyards and more, take a look at the venues below and see why when it comes to your dream wedding, a Santa Barbara wedding is the way to go. Firestone Valley Firestone Valley offers a scenic background vineyard for you and your loved one to share in during your nuptials. The lovely venue offers a lush experience in the little village of Los Olivos, which

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01/16/2017
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Romantic Santa Barbara Vacations

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Romantic Santa Barbara Vacations—Why You Should Choose Santa Barbara for your Romantic Vacation If you’ve read anything about Santa Barbara, you can imagine its potential as a romantic retreat. With a welcoming atmosphere in the California Riviera and a fantastic climate, it’s the perfect backdrop to some truly romantic Santa Barbara activities! Sparkling Beaches Bring People Together There is plenty to love about the beach, and it’s all better when loved with someone special! Everything from the archetypal long walk on the beach to the thrill of learning to ride

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