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Visit Lotusland in Santa Barbara

A secret garden, private tours, incredible beauty. Find all this and more at Lotusland in Santa Barbara! This is a great place to spend part of your day and will give you a greater appreciation of Santa Barbara’s natural beauty.

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Santa Barbara Restaurant Spotlight: Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach

We love highlighting our favorite Santa Barbara restaurants! This week we’re putting the spotlight on the Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach. This is one of our favorite local restaurants since it features exquisite dining and some of Santa Barbara’s most spectacular ocean views!

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Make a Visit to the Santa Barbara Zoo!

For a day of fun, exploring, and animal interactions, visit the Santa Barbara Zoo! Located only 5 minutes from the Marina Beach Motel, this is a convenient place to take a day trip!

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara!

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! Do you have plans yet? Luckily for you, we’ve got a few ideas on how you can spend your holiday. Celebrate Valentine’s day in Santa Barbara and enjoy romantic dining experiences.

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Take a Santa Barbara Kayak Tour

In sunny Santa Barbara, outdoor activities are a must. Surfing is a popular pastime, and life is all about the beach. But if surfing isn’t your thing, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the water. When you take a Santa Barbara kayak tour, you’ll experience incredible sights and make lifelong memories.

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Why You Should Visit Santa Barbara in the Winter

Santa Barbara is gorgeous year-round, but many people only think of it as a summer destination. But if you don’t visit Santa Barbara in the winter, you’re missing out! We believe Santa Barbara is a year-round destination with plenty to offer in every season, so we’ve compiled some of our top reasons why you should […]

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The New York Times Names Santa Barbara #3 Place to Go in 2019

Santa Barbara is an incredible destination. With unique dining and wine tasting opportunities, beautiful beaches, and many other fun local activities, it’s perfect to visit year-round. But you don’t have to take our word for it: Santa Barbara recently won awards from The New York Times and Condé Nast Traveler as one of the best places to visit this year.

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Santa Barbara Rainy Day Activities

Santa Barbara is known for its beaches and sunshine, but what happens when it rains? If you get caught in Santa Barbara in the rain, don’t despair! There’s still plenty to do! Instead of checking out the beach, check out some of these Santa Barbara rainy day activities instead!

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Top 3 Best Santa Barbara Hiking Trails

When you think of Santa Barbara, you probably think of the beach and sunshine. While there’s plenty of that to go around, there’s also a lot of great Santa Barbara hiking trails. Check out our top 3 trails to stretch your legs and enjoy the breathtaking views of Santa Barbara.

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Santa Barbara Restaurant Spotlight: Chuck’s Waterfront Grill

Santa Barbara is home to many wonderful dining experiences. Chuck’s Waterfront Grill is one of those restaurants. With great food, a great environment, and amazing views of the Santa Barbara Harbor, it’s not a place to be missed on your next Santa Barbara trip.

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