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From interactive museums to solitary wander, there is so much to discover in Santa Barbara. Stroll through a botanical garden or stroll down main street; stop into a local coffee roasters for a fresh-brewed cup of java or at a local tasting room for a glass of wine from Santa Barbara County; explore the wide, sandy beaches or take in scenic coastal views while hiking the nearby mountain trails.
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Cold Spring Rd, Montecito, CA 93108, USA
Set on 37 acres, Ganna Walska Lotusland is a botanical wonderland made up of over 20 different gardens. Set in the former estate of Madame Ganna Walska, an oft-married Polish opera singer who purchased the property in 1941,...
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128 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
Former professional cyclists, Aaron Olson and Kim Anderson settled in Santa Barbara after attending a barista school in Portland, Oregon, where they gained specialty coffee and latte art skills. They bought a vintage German-built...
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125 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
Words like "ignite," "curiosity," and "spark" fly around MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, where interaction is not only possible but encouraged. There's a walk-through giant guitar (to see how sound works), a...
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728 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
McConnell's Fine Ice Creams pre-date buzzwords like local, sustainable and organic, although the husband and wife team who founded it has adhered to those standards since establishing the company in Santa Barbara 70 years ago. Crafted completely...
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928 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

Few American downtowns are as pedestrian friendly as Santa Barbara's. Tree-lined State Street with its bricked-sidewalk paseos has stores from familiar names like Anthropologie and Guess to only-in-Santa Barbara shops like Salt (which specializes...

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217 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

One of the finest Pacific Coast piers, as they're usually called in California, is Stearns Wharf. Built in 1872 for cargo delivery and passengers, the pier has survived earthquakes, storms and fires. Today, an entire subculture of colorful...

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211 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
The Santa Barbara Farmers Market is held every day except Mondays around the greater Santa Barbara region. The market, which includes 130 grower members and was founded in 1983, pops up downtown on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Influencing and...
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Santa Barbara, CA, USA
This formerly industrial warehouse district has undergone a drastic transformation over the past few years. Adjacent to the Amtrak station, the Funk Zone sits between the ocean and Highway 101, and colorful murals and street art...
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1639 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463, USA

For more than a half century, it's been a rite of passage for travelers making the drive up or down the California coast to stop in little Solvang, 50 kilometers (31 miles) over the mountains from Santa Barbara. The town's windmills and...

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Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Located in downtown Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Public Market is an urban food hall and marketplace comprised of 10 dining and shopping destinations specializing in regional California food, wine and beer. Vendors in the certified...