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The Best Ice Cream of Santa Barbara? McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams

The competition is fiercely cold for the best ice cream in Santa Barbara. You can’t just get in the game, pal. Your ice cream has to be delicious, you’ve got to be unique, and it has to take a pretty picture. Enter: McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, scooping up the best in the business since 1949.

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Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2018

It’s that time of year again! Film lovers descend upon the city for SBIFF to view more than 200 different films and participate in diverse panels and lectures. Stop searching for places to stay and reserve your room at the Marina Beach Motel now. We’re just a few days and a couple blocks away from […]

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Our Favorite Scenic Spots in Santa Barbara: Gardens, Parks, and More

Santa Barbara is a great sightseeing destination. We wanted to share some of our favorite outdoorsy and nature-oriented picks. You don’t have to be a botanist to enjoy these spots. Beyond Stearns Wharf and Cabrillo, there are plenty of scenic parks and gardens in Santa Barbara for the average tourist.

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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 & The Endless Summer bar-café 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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Where to Eat This Week in Santa Barbara: Americana Edition

We just can’t rest with our restaurant recs. Your average Santa Barbara diner and other comfort food havens don’t rest, either. Whether your day’s all about eating or you’re of a more active mentality… here’s where you’re headed when it hits fifty degrees tonight.

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Where in Santa Barbara Should You Go to the Movies?

While Santa Barbara is sunny pretty much year-round, everyone goes to the movies sometimes. It’s not a cold- or dreary-weather exclusive activity. Did you know that the winter holidays usually bring in more movie-goers than most other days of the year? And hey, you’re on vacation. This goes without saying, but you can do whatever you […]

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