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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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Best Santa Barbara Surf Spots

Santa Barbara is a wonderful place to surf. But if you don’t know where you’re going, you could end up an an expert-level location without the experience to surf it. Luckily, there are many Santa Barbara surf spots for every level of surfer. So don’t be afraid to get in the water and try it […]

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Top 3 Free Santa Barbara Christmas Activities

If you’re in Santa Barbara this holiday season, you might have noticed it’s not exactly the cold and snowy climate usually associated with the holidays. But fear not, you can still experience all the Santa Barbara Christmas fun while soaking up the beautiful California sunshine! And best of all, these activities are free.

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Top 5 Movie Locations in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has many things to offer: beautiful beach views, exquisite dining, wine tasting, history, and so much more. It also is home to several popular filming locations for Hollywood movies. Take a tour through Santa Barbara’s silver screen history, and next time you’re in town you’ll feel like you’ve stepped onto set!

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Donate to Help California Wildfire Victims

Recently, swaths of Southern California have been engulfed in flames. Homes have been destroyed, leaving residents displaced. But the Golden State is determined to remain strong. If you’re interested in contributing to the cause and helping California wildfire victims, here is a list of organizations looking for donations and volunteers!

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