Tag: Santa Barbara

Camping Fun at El Capitan Canyon
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Camping Fun at El Capitan Canyon

By Greg Aragon The stars twinkled through the treetops like a million Christmas lights. A crackling fire provided warmth. And a harmonious concert of croaking bullfrogs, chirping crickets and a trickling stream served as background music. It was a great first night at El Capitan Canyon campground. Our getaway to El Capitan began when we…

Exploring Santa Barbara’s Old Mission and New MOXI Museum
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Exploring Santa Barbara’s Old Mission and New MOXI Museum

By Greg Aragon My recent trip to the Belmond El Encanto hotel (belmond.com) in Santa Barbara was highlighted by more than a luxury hotel, hidden in the hills; the getaway also introduced me to the historic Old Mission Santa Barbara and the new MOXI Museum. Founded by Spanish Franciscans on Dec. 4, 1786, the Santa Barbara…

Getaway to Goleta
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Getaway to Goleta

The lobby beacons exploration. There is something interesting around every corner. By Donna Polizzi Goleta, Calif. is the perfect place for a family vacation. Tourists are far more familiar with Santa Barbara and many people don’t know that the neighboring city of Goleta has much to offer. It is located 20 miles south of Solvang and…

Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Seaside Luxury in Santa Barbara
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Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Seaside Luxury in Santa Barbara

Are you up for an adventure on the California Coast?  If you want to stay at the best beach property on the Central Coast, the Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara is a truly magnificent property that will not disappoint. Herve Humler, co-founder of the Ritz-Carlton, has built a premier brand of over 100 hotels, providing…

Top 5 Best Restaurants to Visit in Santa Barbara
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Top 5 Best Restaurants to Visit in Santa Barbara

By Donna Polizzi Keys 2 the Coast has chosen five of the best restaurants in Santa Barbara. With over 300 restaurants in Santa Barbara, this was a deliciously difficult task for our trusted recreational foodies. Our methodology was to carefully select establishments that have gone the distance to delight locals and visitors, for many years.  A combination of delectable dishes,…

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