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Thar She Blows!

Thar She Blows! January 31, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The time has come for Gray Whales to embark on their annual trek from the warm waters of Mexico to icy Arctic seas rich for summer feeding. Lucky for Central Coasters—and our visitors—these giant mammals and their newborn calves glide along our shores, providing an opportunity for us landlubbers...

Here Comes the (Winter) Sun

Here Comes the (Winter) Sun January 20, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Just when we think Old Man Winter has settled in for a comfy stay in Santa Barbara, the clouds part and we wake up to sunny day after sunny day. Today, we’re looking at mid-60s with weekend highs heading toward 70-degrees. Last week, the temperature pushed more than 80-degrees and beaches were...

Locals Only

Locals Only December 28, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Santa Barbarians love their town. A lot. And tourists love it, too. During any given season, slews of university students and out-of-towners can be found cruising State Street, perusing shops, dining at restaurants, and checking out the nightlife. While locals are grateful for visitors, we also have...

Packing 101

Packing 101 December 13, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
mali mish/Flickr Winter in Santa Barbara—to put it simply—is fickle. If you’re planning a trip to the Central Coast to escape whiteouts and icy winds, you will no doubt be blessed with less harsh climatic happenings. However, reliable and consistent our weather is not. I’ve decided to...
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