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5 Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara

It’s time for you and your sweetie to start planning Valentine’s Day and Santa Barbara is a perfect destination to celebrate! Couples can venture to Santa Ynez for a day of wine and catered lunch or plan for a kayaking adventure at The Channel Islands National Park. If you are looking for something special on…

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Wine Tasting in Santa Barbara

What does it look like to do a Wine Tasting Tour in Santa Barbara’s Wine Country?

Channel Islands National Park Animals

An overview of the animals you may see in the Channel Islands National Park. The Channel Islands are home to an incredible biodiversity. Often referred to as the Galapagos of North America because of the number of different animals found there, the Channel Islands support over 100 endemic species, or species found nowhere else on…

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Things to Do in Santa Barbara: February 2020

February in Santa Barbara is here! Have an exciting January and want to continue the fun? February is full of options for the holidays, especially Valentine’s Day! Some of these events are a fun and unique way to celebrate love! Channel Islands Kayak Tour – by the Santa Barbara Adventure Company For a truly unique Valentine’s…

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Wine Tours with a Pick Up from your Airbnb

Book a wine tour with us from your Airbnb in Santa Barbara.

Channel Islands National Park Day Trip

All the things you need to know when you just have one day at Santa Cruz Island, part of Channel Islands National Park.

Best Santa Barbara Bars

Here we offer our best drink pairing menu–but note the pairing is a perfect day enjoying the outdoors paired with some of the best places to get a drink in Santa Barbara (and Ventura!).

What to do in the Channel Islands National Park

Your go-to guide for both land and sea activities in the Channel Islands National Park! Wildlife Watching Even before you reach the Channel Islands National Park, you’re bound to see ample wildlife on the Island Packers boat ride. The usual sightings include common dolphin and seabirds. Depending on the season, visitors may also see whales…

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Advice from an Island Fox

We’ve compiled our favorite things about island foxes and the advice we imagine them whispering to guests of the Channel Islands National Park: 1. Rely on your instincts. 2. Have a playful spirit. 3. Find a cozy den. 4. Be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. 5. Stop, look, & listen. 6. Be light on your feet. 7.…

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Visiting Catalina vs. Santa Cruz Island

Whether it’s for learning or pleasure, both islands have so much to offer… Many travelers are familiar with Catalina Island’s many attractions, and a week of outdoor school at Catalina is almost a given if you grew up in Southern California, but we have reasons to believe the “grass is greener” on Santa Cruz Island…

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