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Channel Islands HeliTours

Channel Islands HeliTours April 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Check out the sights of the Central Coast and the lush Channel Islands with a bird’s eye view of the landscape on a Channel Islands Helicopter tour (from $250 for three passengers). Based out of Oxnard airport, heli-tours by chief pilot Daniel Casey take off for flights from Los Angeles to Santa...

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo April 30, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Celebrate the fifth of May and Santa Barbara’s rich cultural heritage at the 20th annual Cinco de Mayo Festival on May 7th and 8th, from 11 am until 10 pm. Head to Plaza de la Guerra and at the historic Casa de la Guerra to enjoy live music, tasty Mexican fare, craft booths, frosty drinks, and...

Vienna Philharmonic Comes to Santa Barbara

Vienna Philharmonic Comes to Santa Barbara February 28, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Calling all lovers of European classical music! Santa Barbara’s historic Granada Theatre—an iconic downtown structure built in 1924, which recently underwent a massive restoration, bringing it back to its original grandeur—welcomes for the first time the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra....

Monarch Butterflies (before it’s too late!)

Monarch Butterflies (before it’s too late!) February 27, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Photo by Danielle Bauer/Flickr Every winter, thousands of Monarch butterflies roost in eucalyptus, Monterey pine, and Monterey cypress trees along the California coast before making their journey north and east in search of milkweed in the spring. The season to see Monarchs in Santa Barbara is winding...

Friday Night Happenings

Friday Night Happenings February 26, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Photo by anitakhart/Flickr If you’re anywhere along the Central Coast today, you are well aware of the fact that it’s wet, soggy, and the rain isn’t letting up. If snugging in at home doesn’t sound very festive on this Friday night, here are a few activities that will keep you...

Ode to Santa Barbara: T.C. Boyle Reflects on the Town He Calls Home

Ode to Santa Barbara: T.C. Boyle Reflects on the Town He Calls Home February 25, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Writer T.C. Boyle’s latest novel, When the Killing’s Done, is set in the rugged Channel Islands that loom just off our Central Coast shores. He recently penned a piece for Smithsonian.com, where he details the charming allure of Santa Barbara and its wild islands. Click the link below to read Boyle’s...

Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara

Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara February 7, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do | Read More
Let’s face it, there’s an inevitable air of anticipation in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day—whether you find the occasion romantic or choose to walk around mumbling, “Hallmark holiday,” February 14th comes with both hype and heartfelt expectations. But, faster...

Did Someone Say Cupcake?

Did Someone Say Cupcake? January 23, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Let it be known that Santa Barbara is a town for sweet lovers—there’s fresh-churned ice cream, French pastries, daily cookie specials, and other sugary treats around every corner. As if we didn’t have enough temptations, a cupcakery boom recently swept through town—a decidedly welcome...

2011 Resolutions: Five Fitness Hot Spots in Santa Barbara

2011 Resolutions: Five Fitness Hot Spots in Santa Barbara December 31, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Photo by Snap Man/Flickr With Christmas behind us and the clean slate of 2011 knocking on our conscious, it’s no mystery that you’re thinking about resolutions for the new year. Admit it. But you’re in good company because we’re all thinking about ways to look better, act better,...

New Year’s Eve in Santa Barbara

New Year’s Eve in Santa Barbara December 29, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
There are quite a few questions to ask yourself when making New Year’s Eve plans—especially if you ring in the new year while visiting a foreign city. If you’re kicking off 2011 in Santa Barbara, consider this: Are you a watch-the-ball-drop-at-home kind of person? The bubbly-puts-you-to-bed-before-midnight...
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